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2020

IDC Past President Rick Hammond Appointed to Illinois Supreme Court Task Force on Court Operations During COVID-19

Rick Hammond, Illinois Defense Counsel (IDC) past president and partner with HeplerBroom LLC, has been appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the newly formed Task Force on Court Operations During COVID-19. Rick will act as the voice for IDC and the defense bar on the task force. MORE


Nicole D. Milos Becomes President

Nicole D. Milos, Assistant Counsel at AAIS, American Association of Insurance Services, was installed as President of the Illinois Defense Counsel (IDC) at the organization’s Annual Meeting, held June 19, 2020. MORE


Denise Baker-Seal Elected Secretary/Treasurer

Denise Baker-Seal of Brown & James, P.C. in Belleville was elected Secretary/Treasurer and to a position on the Executive Committee of the Illinois Defense Counsel (IDC) at the organization’s Annual Meeting, held June 19, 2020. Ms. Baker-Seal will progress through the positions in the Executive Committee to become president in June 2025. MORE


Distinguished Member Award Presented to Donald Patrick Eckler

Donald Patrick Eckler of Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered in Chicago, was presented with the Illinois Defense Counsel (IDC) 2020 Distinguished Member Award. The award was presented during the organization’s Annual Meeting, held June 19, 2020. MORE


Jessica Holliday Receives Rising Star Award; Appointed to Board of Directors

Jessica Holliday of Brown & James, P.C., Belleville is the 2020 recipient of the Illinois Defense Counsel (IDC) Rising Star Award and has also been appointed to serve as a member of the IDC Board of Directors. Both the award and Ms. Holliday’s appointment were announced during the organization’s Annual Meeting, held June 19, 2020. MORE


Steve Grossi Receives 2020 President’s Award

Steve Grossi of Bruce Farrel Dorn & Associates in Chicago was honored by 2019-2020 Illinois Defense Counsel (IDC) President William K. McVisk with the President’s Award. MORE


R. Mark Cosimini Named IDC Volunteer of the Year

R. Mark Cosimini of Rusin & Maciorowski in Champaign has been named the 2020 Volunteer of the Year by the Illinois Defense Counsel. Mr. Cosimini was recognized for his many contributions to the IDC. MORE


Craig L. Unrath and John F. Watson Recognized with IDC President’s Commendation

Craig L. Unrath of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, Peoria, and John F. Watson of Craig & Craig, LLC, Mattoon, were honored by 2019-2020 IDC President William K. McVisk with the President’s Commendation. MORE