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.
Robert J. "Bob" Thompson has been licensed to practice law in Illinois for over 22 years. His practice includes Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, Workers' Compensation, Probate and Real Estate Law. Attorney Thompson is a published legal writer and has won numerous jury trials in Lee County as well as awards for trial advocacy and writing. 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 email@example.com Bob's mobile cell phone number is 815-973-3777.
Anna Sacco Miller was Lee County State's Attorney from 2012 to 2016, leading efforts in alternative courts to help those suffering with addictions and mental disorders. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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
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.
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.
He and his wife, Kathleen, have raised 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. www.hsdixonlaw.com
Janet Buttron, Attorney at Law, is a solo
practitioner who has been licensed to practice in the State of Illinois
since 2000. Janet was admitted to the Illinois Supreme Court Bar
November 2000 and to the United States District Court Bar for the
Northern District of Illinois, December 2000. Janet Buttron practices
primarily in criminal defense and family law. Janet Buttron represents
criminal clients in anything from minor traffic tickets to murder.
Family law issues that Janet represents clients in consists of
adoptions, divorce, paternity, custody, visitation, and child support.
Janet also practices in juvenile law such as abuse, neglect, and
delinquency matters. Janet Buttron can be reached at 815 562 6525 or at www.janetbuttron.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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.
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
Scott Hollmeyer is an Assistant State's Attorney with the Lee County State's Attorney's Office, working primarily in the felony division and with the specialty courts. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The John Marshall Law School. Prior to his arrival at the State's Attorney's Office on July 1, 2013, he worked in family law and was the order of protection attorney for the DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service in Wheaton.
Charles A. Boonstra is a Senior Assistant State’s Attorney with the Lee County State’s Attorney’s Office. He deals primarily in victim-related felonies, such as felony battery cases, sex crimes, and cases involving deaths. Before taking the position in the Lee County State’s Attorney’s Office, Charles was a Senior Assistant State’s Attorney in the Whiteside County State’s Attorney’s Office, Felony Division. He is a graduate of Trinity Christian College, in Palos Heights, IL, and of Regent University School of Law, in Virginia Beach, VA. Charles can be contacted at 815-284-5245. Learn more at www.linkedin.com/in/cboonstra