Judge Scannicchio takes the helm of the Justinians

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Judge Regina A. Scannicchio has ascended to the presidency of the Justinian Society of Lawyers. Under normal circumstances, she would officially take the helm at the organization’s installation and awards gala in September, but the event has been postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus.

Joining Scannicchio as officers are First Vice President Dion U. Davi, Second Vice President Bruno R. Marasso, Third Vice President Michael D. Pisano, Treasurer Brian T. Monico and Secretary Catherine (Caifano) Locallo. Their profiles follow.

Hon. Regina A. Scannicchio — President

Judge Regina A. Scannicchio currently sits in the Cook County Court Domestic Relations Division. She was appointed to the bench by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2011, and she was elected in 2012 and retained in 2018. Judge Scannicchio presides over complex domestic relations litigation encompassing issues related to minor children, child support, and the evaluation and distribution of marital estates.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Scannicchio was the principal and manager of her own firm, Scannicchio & Associates, P.C., with a practice concentrated in complex divorce litigation. During her practice, Judge Scannicchio served as a Guardian Ad Litem and Child Representative on behalf of minor children through appointments by the Court. She also briefed and argued cases in trial and appellate courts with an emphasis on family law matters.

Judge Scannicchio attended DePaul University, graduating with a B.S. in Marketing and Communications and received her Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School. Regina remains active in The John Marshall Law School as a member of their Alumni Council and served as the President of The John Marshall Alumni Association. She received the Distinguished Service Award from the law school’s Alumni Association and the Spirit of John Marshall Award from the law school’s Board of Trustees.

Judge Scannicchio currently serves on the boards of the Illinois Judges Association and the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, and she is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Her community involvement includes her work on the executive boards of The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii and the Little Italy Chicago Neighborhood Association as well as her involvement with the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans and the Italian American Human Relations Foundation. She received a da Vinci Award for Community Service from the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America and an Impresa Award from the Women’s Division of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans.

Judge Scannicchio has served as an adjunct professor in legal writing for The John Marshall Law School and is a presenter, speaker and faculty member on the topics of family law for the Association of Illinois Courts Education Conference, Illinois Judicial College, Chicago Bar Association, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Association of Family Law Conciliation Courts and The John Marshall Law School.

Dion U. Davi — 1st Vice President

Dion U. Davi is the Founding Attorney of Davi Law Group, LLC, which concentrates in the areas of family law, criminal law, estate planning and motorsports law with offices in Naperville, Wheaton, Plainfield, Chicago and Joliet. Dion received his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School after attending DePaul University, where he received his B.A. in psychology. He has served as an officer, including as President, of the DuPage Justinian Society of Lawyers. He has also served on the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association and on the Board of Directors of the DuPage County Bar Association. Dion has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2010-13, an Illinois Super Lawyer from 2015-20 and a Law Bulletin Leading Lawyer from 2015-20.

Bruno R. Marasso — 2nd Vice President

Bruno R. Marasso is a Senior Associate Attorney at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, where he focuses his practice in the areas of automobile collisions, wrongful death, premises liability, police misconduct and institutional misconduct. Bruno has served on the Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association and is an active member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago Bar Association and American Association of Justice. He was named as an Emerging Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company for 2017 and 2018, and as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2018. While a law student at Chicago-Kent, he was a four-time recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award.

Michael D. Pisano — 2nd Vice President

Michael D. Pisano is an Associate in Ice Miller’s Litigation Group, where he prosecutes and defends civil litigation matters with an emphasis in representing owners and construction professionals in claims for breach of contract, defective construction, construction delay, personal injury and property damage. He received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from The John Marshall Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review. Among his many scholarships and awards were the Lupel & Amari Scholarship and the Justinian Society of Lawyers Scholarship. He has been an active Justinian since law school, serving on the Executive, Newsletter, Membership, Website and other committees. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2014-20.

Brian T. Monico — Treasurer

Brian T. Monico is a Principal with the law firm of Hale & Monico, which focuses on wrongful death, professional malpractice, personal injury and civil rights cases. He previously served in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. A graduate of Fairfield University and the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, he earned a Philip H. Corboy Fellowship and Thomas F. and Patricia A. Bridgman Scholarship and was a member of the Corboy Trial Team while in law school. A member of the Executive Board of the Chicago Bar Association’s Lawyer’s Lend a Hand to Youth, he chaired the Young Lawyers section of the Center for Disability and Elder Law. Brian has been recognized as an Emerging Lawyer, Super Lawyer, Leading Lawyer and 40 under 40 Attorneys to Watch.

Catherine (Caifano) Locallo — Secretary

Catherine (Caifano) Locallo is a Partner with the law firm of Robbins Schwartz. Her primary areas of practice are labor and employment law. She earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from The John Marshall Law School in 2009. Catie was inducted into the Order of John Marshall, which was created by the school in 1929 to recognize excellence in scholarship. She was recognized as a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers from 2015-18. Catie has been a mentor to law students over the years and serves as co-chair of the Justinian Society of Lawyers Endowment Fund Scholarship Committee. She also serves as a member of the Oakton Community College Paralegal Advisory Committee and on the Board of Directors for the Glenview Stars Hockey Association.


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