A Sense of Personal Satisfaction By Rachel Barks Heather Darsie, an attorney by day and author by night, follows her passion of law and writing day in and day out. She recently moved back into prosecution in Dekalb County and is Committee Co-Chair for the Will County...
Mazyar M. Hedayat (“Maz”) earned his MBA in finance and corporate strategy from the University of Michigan before attending DePaul College of Law in 1995; his undergraduate studies were split between the Universities of Michigan and Chicago.
Since 1986 Jeff Tomczak has been a reliable and trusted name in the Will County, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee and LaSalle County areas. Tomczak has served hundreds of cases across these areas. Originally from Chicago, he admits he never thought he would end up in the Joliet area. However, his impact on the Joliet legal community has been vast in the decades he has been in the field.
Ted Hammel is a seasoned criminal law attorney in the Joliet-area and founder of Hammel Law Offices P.C. with 25 years of criminal defense experience.
Hammel Law Offices P.C.’s website states that Hammel is an “active member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) 1) Criminal Justice Section Council, 2) Traffic Laws & Courts Section Council, and 3) Standing Committee On Judicial Evaluations – Outside Cook County.
Attorney Angela Henderson, as seen on Legal Action and featured for Divorce & Family Law with Will County Judge – The Honorable David Garcia, has been in the law industry for 25 years, and is extremely well-versed in family law, divorce, and remediation. She is a respected, experienced professional focusing on family law issues with a single office located in Joliet, Ill. — Henderson & Mehta Law and Mediation Center.
Gary Mueller has worked in the law industry for over 32 years, served in numerous nonprofit organizations, as a community college adjunct professor, and is a member of many organizations including the Real Estate Section Council for the ISBA, past President of Will County Bar Association, fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and more.
The Will County law community has multiple leaders of the trade dedicated to giving back to the coming generations. Frank Cservenyak of Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol, LLC from Joliet, Ill. is one of those leaders.
Leslie Allred has a special touch when it comes to her attorney and lawyer work, driven by her passion for the Will County area and dedication to community service as a professional and individual.
As a highly esteemed lawyer and judge in the Joliet area, Raymond Bolden had the power to give a case context, and tell a captivating story of why it mattered. He was also a beloved friend, mentor, and more, with many individuals looking up to him professionally and as an individual. His legacy will forever have a print within the Will County legal community.
For Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court Associate Judge Donald W. DeWilkins, serving on the Will County Bar Association (WCBA) Board of Directors was one of the most memorable and productive engagements of his still-evolving law career.
“It allowed me to help make a difference in the community,” says DeWilkins, who was appointed to the bench in November of 2020. “The Bar Association does a lot to help bring legal services to Will County. My 10 years flew by. I wish I had more time on the Board.”
How to Nominate an Attorney
The WCBA is happy to announce its new “Featured Attorney” section which will be prominently displayed on the WCBA website homepage and in its weekly email newsletter. The Featured Attorney section will include a professionally written article highlighting a WCBA member who exemplifies professional excellence as an Attorney in the Will County community.
Eligible nominees must be a WCBA Member in good standing, and individuals cannot nominate themselves or members of their own firm.
The Board will review all nominations monthly and select one nominee to be featured each month. Individuals not selected will remain as nominees for future features.
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