Elgin attorney wins Kane Bar honor
From staff Reports July 11, 2012 12:20PM
Dan Whiston and Jeffrey Risch
Ask A Lawyer day on Saturday
The Kane County Bar Association will conduct its monthly “Ask A Lawyer Days” on the second Saturday of each month. The next “Ask A Lawyer Day” will be held on Saturday, July 14. Members of the public are encouraged to call 630-762-1900 between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon for a free consultation with a volunteer attorney. This public information service (sponsored by the Kane County Bar Association, and supported by the Illinois State Bar Association) is a great opportunity to ask questions and find direction for any legal matters you may have. There is a very high call volume, so please keep trying if the phone lines are busy, as volunteers are not able to retrieve messages left on the voice mail.
Updated: August 13, 2012 1:38PM
The Kane County Bar Association has announced the winners of its annual awards.
During the Annual Membership Dinner and Awards Ceremony held last month at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora, the Community Service Award was presented to Thomas D. Chase of Elgin.
This award is given annually by the bar association to a member who has demonstrated a broad-based involvement in the community and is an active member of the legal profession. The honorees have shown a firm commitment for working toward a better government and fostering civic improvements. Chase was nominated by KCBA President-Elect Steven Titiner and the Honorable Timothy Q. Sheldon presented the award.
Chase has served on the KCBA Board of Managers and on several committees. He has coached wrestling and track and field at Judson College, and little league including trips to state finals, regionals and the world series. He has been a mentor and teacher to attorneys and has worked on numerous political campaigns for judgeships and the State’s Attorney’s Office.
Daniel R. Whiston of St. Charles was presented with the Outstanding New Lawyer Award. This award is presented to an attorney who is in their first eight years of practice and who has shown commitment to the bar association through committee involvement and other contributions to the association and/or legal profession. Whitson has been an active member of the Kane County Bar Association, serving most recently as the General Counsel to the Board of Managers. Whitson also received the 2005 Elmer C. Kissane Public Service Award and is very active with the Medinah Shriners in Geneva and with Habitat for Humanity. Detectives Darrell Moore and John Munn of the Aurora Police Department received the prestigious Liberty Bell Award. This nationally recognized award is bestowed on a non-attorney individual or community organization who has promoted a better understanding of the law, encouraged a greater respect for the law and the courts, who stimulates a sense of civic responsibility, and who contributes to good government within the community. Detectives Moore and Munn were nominated by KCBA member Paul Glaser because of their work to secure the freedom of someone who had been wrongfully convicted of murder in 2002.
Awards were also presented to KCBA Committee Chairs and to attorneys for their years of practice. Honorees were the Honorable Allen M. Anderson, Robert D. Greenwalt, and L. Lee Perington: 40 years.
Recognized for 45 years of practice were George C. Moravcik and Peter K. Wilson. Justice Marvin Dunn was recognized for 55 years of practice.