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Romanucci joins ranks of John Marshall trustees

Chicago attorney Antonio Romanucci was recently welcomed into the ranks of The John Marshall Law School Board of Trustees. An alumnus of John Marshall, Romanucci joins a distinguished group of jurists who dedicate their time and resources to bettering the school and its students. “I’ve benefited enormously from my education at John Marshall and I’m honored to receive this appointment,” says Romanucci, a founding partner and principal at Romanucci & Blandin. “I have the utmost respect and admiration for its professors and leadership and I will do whatever I can to uphold the mission and goals of this exemplary school.”

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Zerillo Realty opens new office in Norridge

Local realtor and Fra Noi website columnist Giuseppe Zerillo is moving up in the world. Just four years after going into business for himself, he outgrew his first office in Park Ridge, prompting a move last fall to larger quarters on Cumberland just north of Lawrence in Norridge. The new location contains offices for three leasing agents and five real estate brokers as well as a conference room where staff can meet with prospective buyers and sellers, with plenty of room for more agents down the road. A realtor since 2008, Zerillo is making a name for himself in his ...

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Lawdragon gives Salvi the nod

Chicago attorney Patrick A. Salvi has been selected for the 2017 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Earlier this year, he was chosen by his peers for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers Top 10 List for the fourth year in a row. He was also selected by Best Lawyers as the 2017 Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in the Chicago area. And in 2016, he was designated on three of Leading Lawyers Magazine’s top 10 lists, including Top 10 Leading Lawyers in Illinois in All Areas of Law. Salvi is a founder, chairman and ...

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9 Romanucci & Blandin attorneys rank as Leading Lawyers

Antonio M. Romanucci and Frank A. Sommario are among several attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin to be hailed recently by their peers. Nine attorneys total from the firm have been named by Leading Lawyers magazine and www.leadinglawyers.com as among the top in their fields of plaintiff’s personal injury and workers’ compensation. Leading Lawyers Magazine, a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, recognizes lawyers who “are most recommended by their peers in a statewide survey.” Stephan D. Blandin, principal and partner, Antonio M. Romanucci, principal and partner, Frank A. Sommario, partner, and Gina Arquilla DeBoni, managing attorney, have been named as 2017 Illinois Leading Lawyers. Senior ...

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State trial lawyers nominate Romanucci

Chicago attorney Antonio M. Romanucci has been nominated as second vice president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. A founding partner and principal at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, Romanucci has been an ITLA board member since 2003, serving on several committees and participating in regular events. Founded in 1952, the 2,000-member ITLA believes that when large entities act irresponsibly by creating unsafe products and workplaces, polluting the environment or swindling employees, they must be held accountable in the courts. “I am honored to receive this nomination from an organization that I have the upmost respect and admiration for,” Romanucci says. ...

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Zerillo Realty earns Best of Park Ridge honors

Zerillo Realty Inc. has been selected for the 2017 Best of Park Ridge Award in the real estate brokerage category by the Park Ridge Award Program. Each year, the Park Ridge Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their respective categories, and for enhancing the positive image of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Winners are determined based on information gathered internally by the program and data provided by third parties. Managing broker/owner Giuseppe Zerillo opened Zerillo Realty in 2014, only six years after earning his realtor’s license. Zerillo was honored by Top ...

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“Satch” Pecori to chair Engineering Council

Sergio “Satch” Pecori, chairman and CEO of Hanson Professional Services Inc., has been named chairman of the American Council of Engineering Companies. Pecori, who served as chair-elect of ACEC this past year, accepted the post in April during ACEC’s annual convention in Washington, D.C. He will serve until April 2018. “ACEC represents the engineering industry on the legislative and business practice fronts,” Pecori says. “It is an honor to serve as chair.” ACEC has more than 600,000 members from 5,000 firms across the U.S. Hanson is an employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services.

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Romanucci, Sommario named Super Lawyers

Antonio M. Romanucci and Frank A. Sommario are among several attorneys at the Chicago law firm of Romanucci & Blandin to be hailed recently by their peers. A principal and partner at the firm, Romanucci has been named to the prestigious “Top 100” list in Illinois for 2017 by Super Lawyers Magazine. This is the 11th consecutive year that Romanucci has been recognized as a “Top 100” attorney and the 13th consecutive year he has been selected to the list of Illinois Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers Magazine identifies the nation’s top attorneys through a process of peer selection and review, ...

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UIC dentist honored by science association

Dr. Luisa DiPietro, a professor of periodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAAS fellows are selected by their peers in recognition of significant advances made in the sciences. The director of the UIC Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration and the associate chancellor for research, DiPietro studies the process of wound healing and tissue regeneration following injury. She and her coworkers have discovered several key factors that dictate whether wounds heal perfectly or with scars.

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UIC dental school honors Dr. Manzotti

Dr. Anna Manzotti, a clinical assistant professor of restorative dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, earned a Teaching Recognition Program (TRC) Award from the UIC Center for the Advancement of Teaching-Learning Communities. “Dr. Manzotti’s teaching is an excellent example of the high quality of instruction that characterizes the best of UIC,” says Dr. Maria Varelas, director of the center. The TRC considered student feedback, peer reviews, mentoring of students, curriculum development, impactful and innovative teaching, and other factors. Faculty “have to demonstrate clinical and professional excellence to inspire students to achieve high standards,” according to ...

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