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Associate Board

The Associate Board of the Legal Aid Society (“AB LAS”) is an association of young professionals assisting the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services in providing pro bono work, fundraising, and raising awareness of the Legal Aid Society’s charitable work in the greater Chicagoland area.

AB LAS is comprised of committees that support the functioning of the Legal Aid Society. These committees recruit attorneys for pro bono casework, develop mentoring programs, and cultivate resources for non-legal assistance. They work to drive membership, awareness and fundraising, coordinate special events and provide marketing/communications support for AB LAS.

AB LAS Members

  • Michael Schilling | President
    Ernst & Young 
  • Steve Schuster | Vice President
    Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.
  • Ben Page | Secretary
    Davis | Friedman
  • Maris Jager | Treasurer
    Rooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy LLP
  • Jonathan Bereman
    Birnbaum Haddon Gelfman & Arnoux LLC
  • Andy Brabender
    Brabender & Chiang, LLC
  • Anthony Coffman
    XACT Data Discovery
  • Adam Dauksas
    Scariano, Himes and Petrarca
  • Matt Elster
    Beermann, Pritikin, Mirabelli, Swerdlove LLP
  • Sepideh Esmaili
    Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP
  • Kyle Flynn
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Sarah Harris
    Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Shaun Hawkinson
    McDermott, Will & Emery LLP
  • Andrew Hettinga
    Quarles & Brady LLP
  • Elizabeth Hutchins
    Navigant
  • Daniel Kach
    Invenergy LLC
  • Jonathan Lahn
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Steve Mahieu
    Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • Matt McDonald
    Mayer Brown
  • Scott Metzger
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Lindsay Morgan
    DLA Piper
  • Brant Newgard
    McDermott, Will & Emery LLP
  • Courtney Nogar
    Locke Lord LLP
  • Kristen Parks
    Zarzour, Khalil & Tabbara LLC
  • Brittany Pritchett
    Legal Aid Society
  • Vijay Rajagopal
    Rosenbloom Advisors, LLC
  • Brad Schneiderman
    Anderson, Rasor & Partners, LLP
  • Charulata Shah
    Accenture LLP
  • Michael Stephenson
    Clausen Miller
  • David Tressler
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Heather Waller
    Latham & Watkins
  • Michael Werich
    Bryan Cave LLP
  • John Wroblewski
    Jakubs Wigoda Law