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Robert J. "Bob" Thompson has been licensed to practice law in Illinois for over 19 years.   His practice includes Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, Workers' Compensation, Probate and Real Estate Law.   Attorney Thompson is a published legal scholar and has won numerous jury trials in Lee County.  He lives in Dixon with his wife and two children.   Bob can be reached by phone at 815-284-7705 or at his office 119 West First Street, Ste. 200, PO Box 1016, Dixon, Illinois   61021. 
Bob's additional websites are located at http://www.robertjthompson.net
or email Bob at bobthompsonlaw@gmail.com
   Bob's mobile cell phone number is 815-973-3777.

Anna Sacco Miller is the Lee County State's Attorney.   She has years of experience in private practice and has also served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Lee County, Assistant Public Defender, Conflict Defense Counsel on numerous Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic and Juvenile cases and has experience in family law, estate planning, real estate transactions, collections, appeals from DCFS findings and DHS findings. Ms. Miller graduated with a BBA from the University of Iowa and received her Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University. She has been practicing law for 10 years in the Lee, Ogle and Whiteside area. Ms. Miller is active in the community having been serving on the board of directors for United Way of Lee County and ARK day school, helping to coach girls fast pitch softball and supporting various community functions. She resides in Dixon with her husband and two children.   Reach State's Attorney Miller by phone at 815-284-5245 or email at asaccomiller@countyoflee.org.

Doug Lathe has been licensed to practice law over 20 years.  He concentrates in criminal defense, family law, civil litigation, real estate matters and wills & estates.  His practice is located in downtown Dixon at 115 West First Street.   Call Attorney Lathe at 815-288-9111 or contact by email:  dlathe@grics.net

Paul Whitcombe is a trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in family law, criminal and DUI defense, and civil litigation throughout Northwest Illinois.  He has served as Lee County State's Attorney and as Lee County Public Defender, as well as being a member of the Dixon School Board.  Paul teaches courses in criminal justice at Sauk Valley Community College and was Northern Illinois University College of Law's Alumnus of the Year in 2008.  Paul lives in rural Lee County with his family and has an office in Dixon.  Visit: http://www.paulwhitcombe.com  He can be reached at 815 288 7209 or pwhitcombe@comcast.net

Thomas D. Murray owns the Law Office of Thomas D. Murray, P.C. in Dixon, where he has practiced law since 1996.  After graduating from law school in 1986, Mr. Murray practiced law in the City of Chicago.   Mr. Murray left Chicago to work for the Lee County State's Attorney in 1990, specializing in juvenile and felony child abuse prosecution.  Currently, Mr. Murray concentrates his practice in criminal defense, personal injury, insurance claims and nursing home law.   Mr. Murray has participated in more than fifty civil and criminal jury trials, with an excellent success rate.   Mr. Murray is a graduate of Marquette University and John Marshall Law School.

Dana M. Considine, a partner in Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, concentrates her practice in family law, civil litigation, criminal law, and municipal law.  Mrs. Considine represents individuals and businesses in a variety of matters, concentrating in Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties.

Mrs. Considine graduated from Drake University Law School. She is currently a director of Dixon Habitat for Humanity, Inc., a member of the Amboy Education Foundation, and serves as an officer of the American Legion Auxiliary.  She is a past United Way volunteer, University of Illinois Extension Council director, and Junior Achievement instructor.  She can be reached at considine@egblc.com

Amy M. Huffman, Attorney at Law, has been licensed to practice law in Illinois for 10 years.   After working for 9 years as a Prosecutor, Attorney Huffman opened her private law practice in her home town, Rock Falls, IL, in January 2009.  Her areas of expertise include Family Law, Divorce Law, Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Criminal/Traffic/DUI, Real Estate, Wills and Estate/Probate.  Huffman can be reached by phone at 815-625-6710 or email at amyhuffman@comcast.net.   She resides in Sterling, IL with her two children. 

Trent L. Bush is a partner at Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson, P.C.  Trent
represents businesses and individuals in a variety of matters with a
focus on representing financial institutions, commercial litigation, and
guardianships.  He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1999 and is a
member of the Illinois State, Whiteside County, and Lee County bar
associations.  Trent was appointed to the Illinois State Bar
Association's Committee on Legal Technology in 2002 and was its chair in
2008.  He has been a board member of the United Way of Whiteside County
since 2001; in 2005 he served as its president.  Trent can be reached by
calling 815.625.8200 or via e-mail at bush@wmpj.com.  Ward, Murray, Pace
& Johnson, P.C. is a civil practice firm of 19 attorneys providing legal
services throughout northwestern Illinois.  Learn more at www.wmpj.com.

Douglas E. Lee, a partner in Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, concentrates his practice in civil litigation, employment law, commercial law, and real estate.  Mr. Lee represents businesses and individuals in a variety of matters, including formation of corporations, negotiation of contracts, buying and selling of businesses and real estate, and federal and state litigation. 

Mr. Lee is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, several U.S. Courts of Appeal, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois and the District of Columbia, and the state courts of Illinois, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Henry S. Dixon was Born in 1934. He graduated Notre Dame, BA, 1956.  John Marshall Law School, LLB, 1964, JD 1970.   US Army War College, 1973.  Lee County State's Attorney, 1964-1968.  Partner in Dixon, Devine, Ray & Morin; then Dixon & Dixon; then Dixon & Giesen, 1968 - 2008.  Lee County State's Attorney 2008 to 2012.   Martindale Hubbell:  AV.   Qualified:  Capital Litigation Board.  Elected Manager of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1982-1990.  Member:  ISBA since 1964, ABA since 1965.  Lee, Ogle and Whiteside County Bar Associations.  Former president and secretary of Lee County Bar Association.   

William C. Brozovich, a resident of Dixon, Lee County, Illinois and is assistant city attorney for the City of Dixon and the Village of Paw Paw, prosecuting ordinance violations and is currently the legal counsel for the Dixon Park District.

He has been an assistant state's attorney in Lee, Whiteside and Ogle County from 1991 through 2012, with the exception of 2001 to 2003 when he worked for the law firm of Ehrmann, Gehlbach, Badger & Lee concentrating his practice in the areas of criminal and civil litigation.    
 
Mr. Brozovich has served as an adjunct instructor at Sauk Valley Community College and has taught courses for the criminal justice department.  He earned his bachelor of arts degree from Loyola University of Chicago and obtained his juris doctor degree from Loyola University School of Law.
 

Darla A. Foulker received her undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University (NIU) and thereafter attended NIU College of Law, where she graduated fourth in her class. Today Darla focuses her practice of law on helping clients through otherwise trying times in their lives. Whether it be a divorce, a family law matter, the loss of a loved one, the sale and/or purchase of a home, or the often procrastinated task of having a Power of Attorney and/or Will drawn up, Darla does her best to take care of every client in a timely and efficient manner. Although she frequents Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties, Darla will travel to surrounding counties such as Bureau and Carroll if a client’s case requires as such. Darla can be reached by calling Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, LLC, at 815-288-4949.  Additionally, you may reach her by email at: foulker@egblc.com

Megan G. Heeg is in private practice with the law firm of Ehrmann
Gehlbach Badger Lee & Considine, Dixon, Illinois.  She concentrates her practice
in general civil and commercial litigation, including creditor/debtor
law and  adoptions.    Since 2002, Ms. Heeg has served on the private
panel of Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees for the U.S. Trustee’s
Office/Department of Justice, administering Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases
in northwest Illinois. 

Ms. Heeg is a member of numerous bar associations including the Lee and
Winnebago County Bar Associations, the Illinois Creditors Bar
Association, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees , and the
American Bankruptcy Institute. 

Gary R. Gehlbach focuses his practice on real estate transactions and
estate and business planning and administration.  He routinely handles
residential, farm, and commercial real estate matters throughout
Northern Illinois, with his stock of plat books from more than twenty
counties attesting to the scope of his real estate practice.  Mr.
Gehlbach’s estate planning clients range from the Chicago suburban
area to Whiteside County, and from Jo Daviess County to Springfield.
His clients include banks, businesses, and individuals, representing
them in a myriad of personal and business matters, including purchases
and sales and formation of limited liability companies , corporations,
and other legal entities.

William P. O'Keefe was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1938.  He graduated College of the Holy Cross in 1960 and the University of Chicago Law School in 1963.   He was admitted to the Bar in 1963.   Mr. O'Keefe is a member of the Chicago and Lee Couny Bar Associations and the Lawyers Club of Chicago.  He practices under the name of Law Office of William P. O'Keefe in Chicago at 420 East Ohio Street, Suite 4F.  Phone 312-944-1620.  Fax 312-944-1621.   He is also available locally by appointment at 1882 Maples Road, Dixon, Illinois, phone 773-206-0737.    Mr. O'Keefe specializes in corporate and business law, commercial litigation, real estate and zoning law, transactions and estate planning.    He is also a member of the Lee County Regional Planning Commission from 1998-2009; Chairman 2000-2009, and Dixon GYROS.

Lisa Gabriel is a partner at Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson, P.C. She has been licensed to practice law in Illinois for over 20 years. Her practice includes adoptions, and the representation of financial institutions. She represents many local banks, and credit unions, in their collection matters, including foreclosure and bankruptcy. Lisa is on the DCFS Panel of Adoption Attorneys approved to handle subsidized adoptions (foster care to adoption conversions). She can be reached by phone at (815) 625-8200 or by e-mail at gabriel@wmpj.com.  Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson, P.C., established in 1862, is a civil practice firm of 19 attorneys who provide legal services throughout northwest Illinois. Learn more at www.wmpj.com.

Jacquelyn D. Ackert is an Associate Circuit Judge for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit currently assigned to serve Lee County, Illinois.  She received her undergraduate degree from Southeast Missouri State University and her Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law.  She was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 1992 and was appointed as an Associate Circuit Judge in 2004.  She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Judges Association, and the Lee County Bar Association.  She is active in the community in coaching several youth sports teams.  She resides in Dixon, Illinois, with her husband and four children.

James E. Dixon:  Born Dixon, Illinois, July 16, 1939; B.A. University of Notre Dame, 1964; J.D. John Marshall Law School 1967; Practice of Law in Dixon, Illinois, 1967-1999; Mayor, City of Dixon 1983-1991; Owner/Manager Lee County Title Company, 1999-2008; Retired July 1, 2008.

R. Brent Fetterolf is the General Counsel for American Surveying & Engineering (ASE), a firm with offices in Dixon, Aurora, and Chicago that performs professional surveying and engineering contracts across the Midwest for large-scale, infrastructural projects.  Mr. Fetterolf has a B.A. in Rhetoric from the University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana), a J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law, and he has completed additional studies in Civil Engineering.  Brent was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2000 and returned to practice in his hometown of Dixon in 2006.  His Dixon office at ASE is located at 841 North Galena Avenue, Dixon IL  61021 [(815)-288-6231: b.fetterolf@americansurvey.com ].  In addition to his duties as a corporate counsel, Mr. Fetterolf takes selected clients for his private general practice [(815) 973-9005].

Andrew Bollman operates a firm located in downtown Dixon, Illinois.  As former 1st Assistant State’s Attorney and Chief of the Civil Division, Andrew concentrates in the areas of criminal defense (DUI and traffic), government, landlord and tenant issues, probate, and property law as well as small claims. He is authorized to practice before the many courts in Illinois.   A consultation to discuss your issues can be scheduled by calling 815.288.0435

Bruce Keller was born in Dixon on January 20, 1951.He started as Commissioner on the Police and Fire Board in 1988.Commissioner Keller graduated from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1973 with an art major.

He taught ceramics at the Dixon Developmental Center and Sauk Valley Community College.Commissioner Keller graduated from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1987.He served as President for the Lee County Bar Association from 2000 to 2002.

His wife, Kathleen, is a registered nurse at KSB Hospital.He and his wife have three children, Cassie, Elliott, and Kristen.

Linda A. Giesen is a partner at Dixon & Giesen Law Offices where she has practiced since 1991.  Linda concentrates in Family Law, Probate, Elder Law, Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Small Business Law.  Linda was the Lee County State’s Attorney from 2000-2004.

Linda obtained her law degree from the University of Iowa.  She  has a Master’s in Criminology  - Indiana State University and a Bachelor’s in Sociology - Southern Illinois University.  Prior to law school, Linda worked for 11+ years with the Illinois Department of Corrections.  Her last position was the Warden of the Dixon Correctional Center and prior to that she was Warden of the Dwight Correctional Center.  She has been on the faculty of Sauk Valley Community College.  Linda is an Asst. Gov and immediate past president of Rotary.   Linda can be reached at 815 284-2288 or lag@hsdixonlaw.com.  www.hsdixonlaw.com

Janet Buttron, Attorney at Law.   General Practice.    8525 E. Flagg Road, Chana, IL  61015.   phone - 815-562-6525    fax  - 815-562-8868    email:  janbuttron@yahoo.com

Robert (“Bob”) E. Branson, is a partner at Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson, P.C.  Bob’s main area of practice is corporate, school, and municipal law.  He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1974 and is a member of Whiteside County Bar Association, Lee County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, National Association of College and University Attorneys, and Illinois Institute for Local Government Law.  Bob has served as the City Attorney for Dixon, Illinois, 1975-1983 and 1985-present.  Bob can be reached by calling 815.625.8200 or via e-mail at branson@wmpj.com. Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson, P.C. is a civil practice firm of 19 attorneys providing legal services throughout northwestern Illinois.  Learn more at www.wmpj.com.


Joseph (“Jock”) E. Heaton, Jr., is a partner at Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson, P.C.  Jock Heaton has been practicing law in the Lee County area since 1975.  His practice focuses on representing health care organizations in matters involving tax-exemption, privacy, hospital-physician transactions, behavioral health, end-of-life issues, EMTALA, HIPAA and assisting providers to achieve and maintain compliance with state and federal laws.  He also represents clients throughout northwest Illinois in real estate, land development, and land use issues including zoning and special use, and in business transactions.  He is a partner with the firm of Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson, P.C. with offices in Dixon and Sterling, Illinois.  Mr. Heaton has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Leading Lawyers Network in the areas of Health Law, Commercial Real Estate and Land Use and Zoning Law.  He can be reached at (815) 284-8200, (815) 625-8200 or at heaton@wmpj.com.

Robert (“Rob”) T. LeSage, III, is a partner at Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson, P.C.  Rob’s area of practice is real estate development law, affordable housing, secured transactions, and municipal law.  He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1996 and Wisconsin Bar in 2008.  Rob is a member of the Lee County Bar Association, Whiteside County Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association.  Rob is currently serving on the Board for the Dixon Public School Foundation and Northern Illinois Home Medical Supply.  Rob can be reached by calling 815.625.8200 or via e-mail at lesage@wmpj.com.  Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson, P.C. is a civil practice firm of 19 attorneys providing legal services throughout northwestern Illinois.  Learn more at www.wmpj.com.

Elizabeth J. Klahn, is an associate at Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson, P.C. Elizabeth’s area of practice is family law. Elizabeth was admitted to the Illinois bar in 2007 and is a member of the Lee County Bar Association, Whiteside County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association.  Elizabeth currently serves on the United Way of Whiteside County Board and Campaign Cabinet, as well as on the Elder Abuse Multidisciplinary Team for the local branch of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. Elizabeth can be reached by calling 815.625.8200 or via e-mail at klahn@wmpj.com. Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson, P.C. is a civil practice firm of 19 attorneys providing legal services throughout northwestern Illinois. Learn more at www.wmpj.com.

Mathew M. Keegan, is an associate at Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson, P.C.  Matt’s area of practice is corporate, municipal, and real estate development law.  Matt was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2005 and is a member of the Lee County Bar Association, Whiteside County Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association.  Matt serves as an Ambassador for the Dixon Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Dixon Main Street ER Committee.  Matt can be reached by calling 815.625.8200 or via e-mail at keegan@wmpj.com.  Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson, P.C. is a civil practice firm of 19 attorneys providing legal services throughout northwestern Illinois.  Learn more at www.wmpj.com.

David W. Mandrgoc was a former Assistant States Attorney in Cook and Lee Counties, and has been located at 221 East Second Street, Dixon, Illinois since 1989.  He is married with two children; his son, Stephen, is a Phd. candidate at University of New Mexico, while his daughter, Melissa, is an attorney practicing Intellectual Property law in New York.  His wife of 40 years is Agnus, who is Director of Community Services for Swedish American Hospital.  He handles a variety of matters, including workers' compensation, personal injuries, criminal, DUI, traffic, real estate matters, family law matters, wills and estates.  He has been practicing since 1973, and is available to handle almost any legal matter.   Initial consultations are without charge.

Peter Buh is a trial attorney with over 18 years of courtroom experience in the Criminal Justice Center.  He is employed in the Lee County State’s Attorney’s Office as Chef of the Felony Divsion.  He is an Instructor with the National White Collar Crime Center and has instructed police officers and prosecutors throughout the country.  He currently has a private law practice, which concentrates in criminal defense.  Mr. Buh is also the City Prosecutor for Dixon, Illinois.  His private practice is located in DuPage and Kane County, and also represents numerous clients in Kendall and DeKalb County.  He has tried over 100 cases and has personally handled thousands of criminal cases in his 18 year career.  He has written extensively concerning Criminal matters and has been viewed as an expert author in DUI Law.  He graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana with an Economics Degree.  He graduated from the Washington University-St. Louis Law School in 1993.  For further information, please visit www.pbuhlawoffice.com or www.dupagecountydui.com. For further Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol information, see  www.dui-illinois-lawyer.com