Kane County State's Joseph H. McMahon (left) with the William Engerman, bureau chief of the Felony Trial Division in the State’s Attorney’s Office who was recently installed as president of the Kane County Bar Association. | Sumitted photo
Updated: June 30, 2013 6:40PM
William Engerman, bureau chief of the Felony Trial Division in the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office, was installed as president of the Kane County Bar Association at the organization’s annual dinner.
Engerman has served as a board member and has moved through the officer track for the last four years before becoming president. State’s Attorney Joseph H. McMahon officiated at the installation ceremony.
Joining Engerman as bar officers are Dean M. Frieders (Frieders Law, LLC), vice president; and Gregory Maksimuk (Schiller DuCanto & Fleck, LLP — Wheaton), secretary/treasurer.
New to the board is Daniel R. Whiston (SmithAmundsen LLC — St. Charles). Returning board members include Steven D. Titiner (Truemper & Titiner, Ltd. — Aurora), immediate past president; Judge Rene Cruz (16th Judicial Circuit, Kane County), Carolyn D. Jansons and Lawrence W. Lobb (Drendel and Jansons Law Group — Batavia), Scott M. Richmond (Partner — Ariano, Hardy, Nyuli, Richmond & Goettel — South Elgin) and James A. Tabor (Tabor Law Offices, P.C. — St. Charles).
The general counsel will be Joshua B. Rosenzweig (CDH Law Group, LLC — Aurora). Outgoing past president Diana M. Law (Law ElderLaw — Aurora) is completing her service on the board.
The association also handed out annual awards.
The Community Service Award was presented to Susan D. Shivers of Geneva. This award is given 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.
Joshua B. Rosenzweig of Aurora was presented with the Outstanding New Lawyer Award. This award is presented to an attorney who is in the 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.
The Liberty Bell 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. The Kane County Bar Association staff — Jan Wade, executive director; Carolyn A. Jones, continuing legal education and membership coordinator; Debra K. Cook, publications coordinator; and Sandy Bottoms, administrative assistant — were the recipients of this year’s award.
Also honored were Bruce A. Brown, Judge Robert Morrow, Timothy J. Reuland, Wayne F. Weiler and Raymond A. Witaske for their individual 40 years of practice. Recognized for forty-five years of practice were Ralph C. Hardy, Gary B. Hurt, Judge Gene L. Nottolini, Leonard J. Seraphin, and Herbert C. Steinmetz. Fifty years of practice awards were presented to John E. Juergensmeyer, Constantine (Dino) Konstans, and Anthony M. Rocco. William J. Foote, Edgar P. Petti and Calvin B. Thelin were recognized for 55 years of practice.