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Ronald L. Bell
Distinguished Lawyer
Family and Divorce Law

1113 S Milwaukee Ave, Suite 204, Libertyville, IL 60048

 

Ronald L. Bell has been resolving legal problems for Illinois clients since 1980. He brings a diverse background of skills and experience to bear directly on clients? cases in a wide variety of practice areas. Do not trust the outcome of your case to an inexperienced lawyer. When the results can affect your life, your family or your business, protect yourself by working with an attorney who has more than 30 years of experience in complex litigation in family law, criminal defense and business matters. Bar Admissions Illinois, 1980 U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1980 U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1981 U.S. Supreme Court, 1984 Education John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois J.D. Honors: With Distinction Honors: Dean?s Scholarship Award Law Review: Law Review, Research Editor, 1979 ? 1980 Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL, USA B.A. Magna Cum Laude

Christopher Helt
Distinguished Lawyer
Immigration Law

10 S Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606, USA

 

Christopher Helt, Esq. was born in Chicago, Illinois and attended Loyola Academy, Loyola University Chicago (graduating cum laude), and Loyola University’s School of Law, and is the managing member of The Helt Law Group, LLC. His practice concentrates in federal immigration litigation involving political asylum, refugee law and deportation/removal proceeding matters before the U.S. immigration court (the Executive Office for Immigration Review) and federal court. Mr. Helt has been twice-qualified as an expert witness in federal jury trials for immigration/asylum-related matters, and is a member of the 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, and 11th Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the bar to U.S. Supreme Court, amongst other bar admissions. He is listed in Marquis' Who's Who in American law and has appeared on local, national television and national radio news programs (CNN, WBBM-TV, WLS, FOX NEWS, BBC and NPR radio). His cases and clients also have been featured on a regular basis in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times. He has appeared on national ABC, NBC, CBS news and news programs, (Dan Rather's Eye on America interview of Mr. Helt, "Collateral Damage of the War on Terrorism", CNN national news, and on the front page of the New York Times (10/13/97) and featured in Time Magazine (“Does This Boy Deserve Asylum”). Mr. Helt's pro bono work covers a wide-spectrum of clientele. He frequently provides pro bono representation to the poor and underclass, and also currently serves as an active member of the ABA's Military Pro Bono Project. Mr. Helt is an adjunct faculty member Loyola University of Chicago and has taught separate courses on immigration policy and sociological perspectives on terrorism to undergraduate and graduate students since 2007.

Stephen Lane
Charter Member
Personal Injury Law

230 W MONROE ST, STE 1900, CHICAGO, IL 60606-4710

 

Over the course of his professional career, Steve has served on numerous Illinois Bar Association committees and boards, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors on the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, an organization made up of more than 3,000 attorneys from nearly 50 countries around the world. He has also had the privilege of authoring state legislation, and of teaching other lawyers over the years, instructing them in areas of medical matters and litigation, and trial and strategy. His hope is that more people are being helped every day because he has been able to help other lawyers become better advocates for their clients. Steve was recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as a “Preeminent Attorney” for 2013. Steve earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois before attending Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he earned his J.D.

David Abels
Charter Member
Personal Injury Law

100 N LaSalle Dr, #1710, Chicago, IL 60602

 

David Abels has focused his law practice on helping personal injury victims for over twenty years. He built his law firm trying hard to make every client happy by obtaining strong results being attentive their needs as well. David mainly works on auto accident cases, whether its a car crash, bike accident, trucking collision, motorcycle crash or pedestrian accident. He also handles slip & fall, premises liability claims. David grew up in Evanston, Illinois, attended undergrad at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he played on the JV hockey team, and he graduated from the John Marshall Law School in 1994. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1994 and the Arizona Bar in 2010.

Gemma Allen
Charter Member
Family and Divorce Law

150 N Michigan Ave, Ste 3600, Chicago, IL 60601