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Floyd Mandell '73


On Friday, June 23, 2023, Floyd A. Mandell was honored by the Florida Bar for being a 50-year member in good standing as a part of the Annual Florida Bar Convention.

Robert Hall '73


On Friday, June 23, 2023, Robert C. Hall was honored by the Florida Bar for being a 50-year member in good standing as a part of the Annual Florida Bar Convention.

Joel Halper '73

Joel David Halper, age 73, of Arlington Heights, IL, passed away on Sunday June 27th, 2021.

James Schlifke '73

James Steven Schlifke of Marina, California, passed away on May 17, 2021.

Stanley Eisenstein '73

Stanley Eisenstein has been presented with the Walter P. Reuther Distinguished Service Award by the United Auto Workers, the highest honor the UAW bestows. The American Institute of Legal Counsel named him one of Illinois’ 10 Best in Labor and Employment Law for 2020. He was named as 2020 Lawyer of the Year, Labor Law - Union, Chicago by Best Lawyers. Both of these are repeat honors.

Mark Goldenberg '73

Mark Goldenberg was selected as a recipient of The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation Human Spirit Leadership Award at the Fifth Annual Distinguished Leadership Dinner and Fundraiser in February. Established this year, the Human Spirit Leadership Award, presented by the MJCHF, honors individuals who have committed their time, talent and resources to be a contributing leader who values developing an understanding of others. Winners must reflect the values of Mannie Jackson’s life-long mission to overcome obstacles and challenge the status quo.

Ralph Turner '73

Ralph T. Turner passed away May 7, 2019 in Normal, IL. He was a partner at Hartweg, Turner, Wood & DeVary in Bloomington for more than 40 years, until his retirement at the end of 2018.

Stanley Eisenstein '73

Stanley Eisenstein has been named as the top Labor Union attorney in Illinois by Leading Lawyers.

Mike Lause '73

Mike Lause, partner at Thompson Coburn LLP, has been named 2019 Best Lawyers St. Louis Public Finance Law Lawyer of the Year.

William Showtis '73

William "Bill" Showtis, 69, of Springfield, Illinois, passed away at 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Vicki Showtis; one son, Joey (Theresa Waxler) Showtis; two sisters, Barbara (husband, Joe) Conti and Beth (husband, Tom) Hamilton; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Amos.

James Moroni '73

James "Jim" Moroni, dad of Jordan Reno Moroni, brother of Renee Berg and the late Bonnie (beloved brother-in-law Jack) Berg, uncle to Dina (Ron) Blazek and the late Cory Berg, great uncle of Carter Blazek, cousin to many and great friend to many, passed away on December 14, 2017.

John Foltz '73

Longtime Monticello attorney John Foltz has retired from the legal profession as of November 7, 2017. His legal career has included time as a circuit attorney out of Bloomington, IL, an assistant states attorney in Logan County, but most of those years have been spent practicing in Monticello, IL.

David Dorris '73

David V. Dorris has been presented the Alumni Achievement Award from Blackburn College. Dorris graduated from the college, located in Carlinville, in 1969. He went on to receive a law degree from the University of Illinois. The award is presented each year to an alum for significant achievement in professional and public service. Dorris has served in a number of professional leadership positions, including as president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He also served as a trustee for the University of Illinois. He continues to practice law in Bloomington at the Dorris Law Firm, P.C.

Stanley Eisenstein '73

Stanley Eisenstein has just been named in “Who’s Who in America” by Marquis Publications. He also is included in “Who’s Who in American Lawyers.” In 2016, he was named as one of the 10 Best in its Labor and Employment Law Division by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. He has been elected a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. In 2013, his firm Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck P.C., of which he is its senior labor counsel, was named by U.S. News & World Report as Law Firm of the Year in Labor Law – Union and Workers’ Compensation.

Brian McPheters '73

After 13 years on the bench, Champaign County judge Brian McPheters has announced he's ready to retire. Brian McPheters, 72, of Champaign, IL said that his last day as an associate judge will be Dec. 11.

Paul Williamson '73

Mr. Williamson was recently named one of the top trademark attorneys in the U.S. in the 2017 edition of World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000. He earned Silver status in the national “Enforcement and Litigation” category.