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Arcolians honor Dr. Baldassano

Dr. Joe Baldassano was named Arcolian of the Year at the Arcolian Dental Arts Society’s annual Christmas party at the Park Ridge Country Club. The award was presented by Arcolian President Dr. Russ Spinazze and past President Dr. Michael Biasiello. An active Arcolian member for over 28 years, Baldassano has served on the board and in every executive post, including president, and has been active with the Chicago Dental Society as well. He currently serves as president of the Northwest Suburban Branch. “This award was very personal and meaningful to me because my father, son and other family members have ...

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Salvi named an Illinois Super Lawyer

Chicago attorney Patrick Salvi has been selected by his peers from among 96,000 lawyers in Illinois to the Illinois Super Lawyers Top 10 List for 2017. This is the fourth year in a row that he has received the honor. He was recently 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 named to 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 of and managing partner at ...

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Illinois Supreme Court taps Romanucci

  The Illinois Supreme Court has reappointed personal injury attorney Antonio M. Romanucci vice chairperson of its Rules Committee. A founding principal and partner at Romanucci & Blandin, Romanucci has served on the Rules Committee since December 2011. He and 15 other committee members are responsible for analyzing and recommending new Supreme Court rules or modifications to existing rules that govern all proceedings in trial court. “Serving on a committee with such well-regarded attorneys, judges and educators is a true honor,” says Romanucci, who has been named a Top Superlawyer in Illinois for 10 straight years.  

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Glorioso to chair tax appeal board

Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Westchester attorney Mauro Glorioso chairman of the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board. Glorioso has been a member of the five-member board for eight years. The Illinois Senate confirmed his appointment by a vote of 52-0. Prior to becoming a board member, Glorioso served as an administrative law judge at the agency for eight years. A past president of the Justinian Society of Lawyers, Glorioso has been active in the 30,000-member Illinois State Bar Association, having served three terms on the ISBA Board of Governors. The PTAB was created to ensure that property assessments are fair ...

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Wine Sergi taps Verisario

Keith Verisario, president of All-Security Insurance Agency, has been named president of Wine Sergi Insurance in Naperville. All-Security and Wine Sergi are part of the Naperville office of Acrisure, a national group of independent agencies offering insurance, risk management and group benefits. “I’m honored to have been selected to lead Wine Sergi into this next chapter,” Verisario says. “We will continue to build on all that has been accomplished thus far. Filling the shoes of my friend, Dan Sergi, is a challenge I do not take for granted.” Verisario began his career in 1999 with All-Security, an agency started by ...

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Cocozza sworn in as associate judge

Jean M. Cocozza and 12 other associate judges were sworn in by Chief Cook County Circuit Judge Timothy C. Evans on May 9. Cocozza was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the Circuit Court of Cook County in 2013. She currently is assigned to the Paternity and Child Support Section of the Domestic Relations Division and sits on the Illinois Supreme Court’s Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board. Cocozza has served as an adjunct professor of Advocacy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law since 2009.

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Justinian fund aids kids’ causes

The Justinian Society of Lawyers donated $4,000 each to Bear Necessities and Pro Bono Network at its 14th annual Children’s Endowment Fund dinner. Created by the Justinians during the presidency of Antonio M. Romanucci to assist disabled and disadvantaged children, the fund has made donations to causes such as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Illinois Eye Institute, and Ronald McDonald House. A principal and partner of Romanucci & Blandin, Romanucci serves as president of the CEF. Serving as treasurer is Frank A. Sommario, a fellow partner at Romanucci & Blandin and president-elect of the Justinians. “This year the Justinian Society was extremely proud ...

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Next generation rises through ranks at Amari & Locallo

  Katherine Amari O’Dell and Joseph F. Locallo III have joined their illustrious fathers as partners at the Law Offices of Amari & Locallo. O’Dell graduated from Queen of All Saints Grade School, Regina Dominican High School, Northern Illinois University and The John Marshall Law School. A former assistant Cook County State’s Attorney for three years, she has served as the senior associate of Amari & Locallo since 2000. Married to Jason E. O’Dell and the mother of Jason Eric O’Dell Jr., she and her family live on the Northwest Side of Chicago. Locallo graduated from Queen of All Saints ...

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Illinois Water Environment Association taps Storino

  Lou Storino was elected president of the Illinois Water Environment Association for the 2015-2016 year. A principal civil engineer in the Collection Facilities/TARP section of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Storino is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Illinois and has worked at the district for more than 17 years. As one of his first acts as president, he presented Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing with the IWEA Public Official Award. Prussing is of Italian descent.

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Top legal group taps Romanucci

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has appointed personal injury attorney, Antonio M. Romanucci, as Chair of the Police Misconduct Litigation group, effective July  12, 2015. Mr. Romanucci also serves as Chair-Elect of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and was elected to a three year term as one of AAJ’s PAC Trustees this year. Founding partner and principal at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, Mr. Romanucci has been an active member of AAJ for nearly 20 and has served leadership positions since July 2007. “I am honored to be given the opportunity to serve as Chair of the Police Misconduct Litigation group for AAJ, as well as serve other meaningful ...

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