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Three Alumni Elected to Board of Governors of Illinois State Bar Association

David B. Sosin, a resident of Orland Park and the founding partner in the Orland Park law firm of Sosin and Arnold, Ltd., has been elected to the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). The board directs the operations and activities of the statewide organization.

Serving clients in his private commercial practice for 40 years, Sosin is a past chair and served for many years on each of the ISBA’s Bar Services and Activities, Minority and Women Participation, and Insurance Programs and Services standing committees. A past president of the Illinois Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the ISBA, he is a frequent speaker at ISBA educational programs including the People’s Law School and Solo and Small Firm conferences. He has been honored as a Laureate of the ISBA’s Academy of Illinois Lawyers, and received an ISBA Board of Governors Award. He is a past president of the Southwest Bar Association.

Sosin is on the District 146 Elementary School Board and District 228 High School Board, of which he served as vice-president. He serves as general counsel to the Southwest Suburban Home Builders Association and the Disabled Patriot Fund in his southwest suburban area.

He received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1972 and his B.S. from the University of Illinois in 1968.

 

Angelica W. Wawrzynek, an associate attorney at Tapella & Eberspacher LLC, in Mattoon, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). The board directs the operations and activities of the statewide organization.

Wawrzynek, who focuses her practice in federal tort claims, personal injury and medical malpractice, won the open board seat for Downstate lawyers under age 37. She is a member of the ISBA’s Young Lawyers Division, and the awards subcommittee chair of the ISBA’s Task Force for Lawyers Feeding Illinois.

She is secretary-treasurer of the Coles-Cumberland Bar Association and a member of its Pro Bono Committee. Wawrzynek is also active in the East Central Illinois Women Attorneys Association, and maintains membership with both the American Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

She received her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2009 and her B.S. from the University of Illinois in 2006.

 

Keith E. Fruehling, a partner in the law firm of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, Champaign-Urbana office, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). The board directs the operations and activities of the statewide organization.

First elected to the ISBA Board of Governors in 2002 as a Downstate Under Age 37 member, and re-elected in 2005, he currently serves on the ISBA’s Assembly and is a past chair of its Finance Committee. From 2000-2008, he served as an ISBA Delegate to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) House of Delegates, and since 2007, has been a reviewer for the ABA’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program. He is a member of the ISBA Task Force on Unauthorized Practice of Law, and has served on numerous of the organization’s standing committees and section councils.

Fruehling is a past president of the Champaign County Bar Association and served on its board from 1998-2002. He received the ISBA’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award in 2002, and in 2007, was honored by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin as one of “Forty Attorneys Under Forty to Watch.”

He received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1993 and his B.S. from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1990.

 

The 32,000-member ISBA (isba.org), with offices in Springfield and Chicago, provides professional services to Illinois lawyers, and education and services to the public through a website (illinoislawyerfinder.com), consumer brochures, and distribution of legal information.

 

 

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