CBA & CBF Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon

July 12, 2018
The Fairmont Chicago

Steven S. Fus
United Airlines, Inc.

Paul B. Stephens
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Pro bono and public service represent some of the noblest traditions in the legal profession, and the amount of work performed by individuals in our community is nothing short of amazing. The awards presented at the CBA & CBF Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon honor lawyers from a broad cross-section of the legal community whose passion for serving others is reflected in their extraordinary commitment to the ideals of equal access to justice. Recognizing several of our profession’s unsung heroes and their dedication to pro bono and public service, these awards also serve to build awareness of the impact our collective efforts can have in the lives of the most vulnerable people in our community.

This year’s awards were presented by Co-Chairs Steve Fus and Paul Stephens on July 12, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel.

Congratulations to David Lindner, winner of the event’s Drawing for Justice. David selected Chicago Volunteer Legal Services to receive a special $1,000 grant in his name.


The Kimball R. Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson Public Interest Law Fellowship
Lydia J. Sharp, Equip for Equality

The Richard J. Phelan Public Service Award
Mercedes Luque-RosalesCook County State’s Attorney’s Office

The Exelon Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award
Dolores AyalaAllstate Insurance Company

The Edward J. Lewis II Pro Bono Service Award
Linda T. CoberlyWinston & Strawn LLP

The Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Lawyer Award
Anna M. LozoyaJesse Brown VA Medical Center

The Leonard Jay Schrager Award of Excellence
Harold J. KrentIIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

The Thomas H. Morsch Public Service Award
Patricia Nix-HodesChicago Coalition for the Homeless

Special thanks to the sponsors that made this event possible.


Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
Baker McKenzie
Balasa Dinverno Foltz LLC
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
Brinks Gilson & Lione
Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP
CBA Insurance Agency
Clifford Law Offices
CME Group
Corboy & Demetrio
Dentons US LLP
Discover Financial Services
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Dykema Gossett PLLC
Eimer Stahl LLP
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Goldberg Kohn Ltd.
Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen P.C.
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
Jenner & Block LLP
Jones Day
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz
Law Bulletin Media
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Mayer Brown LLP
McDermott Will & Emery
McDonald’s Corporation
Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone P.L.C.
Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Passen Law Group
Pincus Professional Education
Quarles & Brady LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Richard J. Prendergast, Ltd.
Riley, Safer, Holmes & Cancila LLP
Scharf Banks & Marmor LLC
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC
United Airlines, Inc.
Verity Group
Winston & Strawn LLP


Allstate Insurance Company
Carrie J. Di Santo
Holland & Knight LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Peoples Gas
Perkins Coie LLP
Kimberly and Kevin Robinson
Schiff Hardin LLP
Leonard & Joyce Schrager
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.
For more information, contact Elena Dennis at or (312) 554-8303.