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2013-2014 Recipients

Kasey Coughlin
John Marshall Law School

Daniel R. Coultas
Saint Louis University School of Law, Class of 2015
After I have earned my J.D. from Washington University, I hope to practice in central Illinois in the areas of estate planning, taxation, and real estate law. I plan to eventually become a sole practitioner in my hometown of Jacksonville, Illinois.

Brandon M. Djonlich
John Marshall Law School, Class of 2015

For me after law school, I hope to start my legal career at a larger litigation law firm located in Chicago. Then in time I hope to open my own legal practice in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice.

Blake A. Esker
University of Illinois College of Law, Class of 2014
Associated with Lodge No. 390 – Ashmore, IL
Upon graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law, I plan to pursue a career in health law. As the healthcare landscape shifts, I believe that new legal opportunities will continue to develop in the next 5 to 10 years. In particular, I would like to have a hand in shaping legislation and policies relating to healthcare via a government or public interest job.

Mallory Fisk
Saint Louis University School of Law, Class of 2014
Associated with Anchor Lodge No. 980 – Danville, IL
After I receive my J.D. at SLU, I plan to practice in the field of health law in Missouri and Illinois. Eventually, I would like to work with many hospital administrations, or possibly become a hospital administrator myself, to battle the complex legal issues that are constantly evolving in today’s healthcare industry.

Keithan Hedrick
University of Illinois College of Law    

After law school I plan on working for Polsinelli, PC law firm in Chicago.  I will begin my career with Polsinelli this summer as a Summer Associate. 

Alexandra K. Hunstein
Loyola University School of Law, Class of 2015

Sarah L. Moore
DePaul University College of Law, Class of 2014
Associated with Sherwood Masonic Lodge
After earning my JD, I want to serve family law clients at the highest level and make a difference for families and children going through divorce and child custody battles. I also want to improve existing laws so children are truly the primary focus during difficult family situations. I am also interested in intellectual property law. As a person who is constantly coming up with ideas for the next invention or development of an existing product, I would like to help other inventors protect their ideas and learn more about this exciting area of practice. Finally, I would like to be a creative force in the development of improved software applications for attorneys to keep track of client information and case statistics.

Amber Porter
University of Illinois College of Law, Class of 2014
I am pursuing a Juris Doctorate degree to better aid the community and to advocate for social justice. I hope to gain post-graduate employment doing government or public interest work. My ultimate goal would be to work for The Department of Justice on criminal or civil issues.

James Stockley
John Marshall Law School
Associated with the Masonic Temple of Freedom Lodge

I plan to use my JD from The John Marshall Law School to assist corporations in meeting or exceeding their legal governance requirements in the areas of Securities and Exchange Commission reporting, information security, and privacy.   

Andrew B. Symns
John Marshall Law School
Associated with Lodge #1136 ­ Western Springs 

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