In the law firms
Honigman, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn LLP added Michael E. Morden as a partner in the trusts and estates group of the corporate department.
He will be located in the Bloomfield Hills, Mich., office but will maintain a presence in the Chicago office.
Morden practices on trust and estate planning, administration and dispute resolution.
He was previously with Dentons US LLP.
Quarles & Brady LLP promoted associate attorneys Maria Frenn Kallmeyer and Anne M. O’Brien to partner.
Kallmeyer practices in the labor and employment group and specializes in advising clients on all aspects of employment-related immigration law.
O’Brien is a member of the health law practice group and focuses on regulatory compliance and licensing issues.
Smith, Blake, Hill LLC added Robert E. O’Malley and Kevin M. Bugos as partners.
O’Malley focuses his practice on complex commercial and medical negligence litigation. He has been practicing law for more than 30 years.
Bugos has practiced nearly 20 years as a trial lawyer.
They were previously with Segal, McCambridge, Singer & Mahoney Ltd.
Christopher E. Hanba has joined Honigman, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn LLP as a partner in the intellectual property litigation practice group.
Hanba practices on patent litigation, but has also defended clients in trade secret misappropriation and trademark infringement matters.
He was previously with K&L Gates LLP.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP litigation partner Tinos Diamantatos has been named the next president of the Chicago Inn of Court.
A trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor, Diamantatos represents organizations and individuals in litigation, government and internal investigations and securities enforcement proceedings.
James P. Stephens and Sen Wang have joined Brinks, Gilson & Lione as associates.
Stephens has experience in several fields, ranging from patent law to negotiation and mediation.
Wang focuses his practice on patent drafting, prosecution and litigation.
In the courts
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke announced the application process for a vacancy in the 13th Judicial Subcircuit of Cook County.
The vacancy was created by the resignation of circuit judge Jeffrey Lawrence. Lawrence had served as a judge since 1992. His resignation took effect July 15.
Notice of the vacancy and details of the application process are posted on the Illinois Supreme Court’s website at illinoiscourts.gov.
The deadline for submission of applications is Nov. 2 at 4 p.m.
The person appointed to fill the vacancy will serve until Dec. 2, 2018, when the position will be filled by the November 2018 general election.
The 13th Judicial Subcircuit encompasses all or portions of Barrington, Palatine, Wheeling, Hanover Park and Schaumburg among others.