Illinois Lawyers' Assistance Program

Board of Directors

Edward McCarthy

Edward McCarthy is managing partner in the Law firm of McCarthy and Allen in Glen Carbon, Illinois. He has been active in many community involved organizations including being the President of the Edwardsville-Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce, the Edwardsville Police Pension Fund Board of Trustees, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield School Board.

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Judge Stanley L. Hill
Vice President

Judge Stanley L. Hill presides in the 4th Municipal District in Maywood, Illinois, and as an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. He is an ordained Christian minister. His background spans legal practice in state and federal courts throughout the United States, including managing partner of Stanley L. Hill & Associates, P.C.

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J. Nelson Wood

J. Nelson Wood is a sole practitioner in Mt. Vernon and Chicago, Illinois. His practice focuses on coal, oil, and gas.

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Kristine M. Tuttle

Kristine M. Tuttle is an attorney at Wittman & Lorton, P.C. in Jerseyville, Illinois.

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Judge Susan Clancy Boles

Susan Clancy Boles is a Judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit (Kane County). Judge Boles served as Vice Chair of the Circuit Court of Chief Judges Conference (2017-19).

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Dean James Faught

James Faught is Associate Dean for Administration at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

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Judge Daniel J. Kubasiak

 Daniel Kubasiak is a Circuit Court Judge in the Law Division, Commercial Calendar, Circuit Court of Cook County.

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Mike McElvain

Mike McElvain is a practicing attorney in Bloomington, Illinois who specializes in civil and commercial litigation, personal injury and damage claims and workers compensation.

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Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy is a partner in the firm of Corboy and Demetrio in Chicago, Illinois.

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Judge Sheila M. Murphy Ret.

Sheila M. Murphy is a retired Cook County Circuit Court Judge who is Co-Director of Restorative Justice Project at the University of Illinois Chicago Law.

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Justice Mary K. O’Brien

 Justice Mary K. O’Brien has served on the 3rd District Appellate Court since 2003. She serves on the Illinois Courts Commission, the Supreme Court Legislative Committee, the Appellate Court Committee on Access to Justice and has served on the LAP Board of Directors since 2015.

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Shari Rhode

Shari Rhode practices in Carbondale, Illinois at the Rhode Law Firm, with a focus on employment and business litigation.

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Valée L. Salone

Valeé L. Salone practices law in Chicago, Illinois with a focus on wills, trusts, probate, estates, real estate, and adoption.

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Judge Warren D. Wolfson Ret.
Past Board Member

Warren D. Wolfson is a retired Appellate Court Judge and serves on the faculty at the DePaul University School of Law.

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Judge Michael Caldwell Ret. 
Emeritus Board Member

Michael Caldwell is a retired Circuit Court Judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit in Woodstock (McHenry County), Illinois.

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From left to right: Judge Susan Clancy Boles, Edward McCarthy, Judge Stanley L. Hill, Patrick Murphy, J. Nelson Wood, Judge Sheila Murphy, Justice Mary K. O’Brien,  Judge Daniel Kubasiak, and Valeé L. Salone.