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Law Society

Who We Are

The Saint Ignatius Law Society’s goal is to foster camaraderie among alumni,
parents and friends of the school who are involved in the field of law.
Membership in the society provides an opportunity for law professionals
to establish a lasting legacy while also supporting the school and its students.


Support Students and Recent Grads

Network at our Annual Events

Law Society

Past Event Recaps

38th Annual Law Luncheon

Law Society Luncheon - 2.22.19
It was delightful to gather together once again at the Union League Club of Chicago to celebrate the Spirit of Saint Ignatius with over 350 guests from our law community. Congratulations to Mary Clare Greabe Bonaccorsi '82, Ellen Mulaney and Chip Mulaney, Jr. on receiving Awards for Excellence in Law.

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  • Mary Clare Greabe Bonaccorsi '82

    Alumni Award for Excellence in Law
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  • Ellen Mulaney

    Award for Excellence in Law
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  • Chip Mulaney, Jr

    Award for Excellence in Law
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Mock Trial 10.27.18

The Wolfpack Mock Trial Team, coaches, and supporters celebrated their victory at the 2018 Saint Ignatius College Prep High School Mock Trial Invitational on October 27th. We would like to thank Judge Jorge L. Alonso for presiding over our proceedings.

Saint Ignatius Law Society CLE and Speaker Event (two part event) - 6.6.2018

President of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, Hon. Thomas More Donnelly,  Associate Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, IL presented  "Ethics: Good Habits for Effective Lawyers" on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Anthony J. Fornelli '51 Lounge at 1019 S. May Street, Chicago, IL 60608. 

37th Annual Law Society Luncheon - 2.23.18

Thank you to all who attended the 37th Annual Law Society Luncheon on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Union League Club of Chicago.

Mock Trial Invitational - 10.28.17

We are proud to report that the Wolfpack Trial Team are Champions of the Inaugural Saint Ignatius College Prep High School Mock Trial Invitational Tournament. They competed against local high school teams at the Richard J. Daley Center on 10/28/17. Participating teams included: Trinity High School, Roosevelt High School, Whitney Young Magnet School, and Saint Ignatius College Prep. CLICK HERE to see photos from the event.

The final trial, presided over by Appellate Court Justice and Class of 1978 alumnus Mathias Delort, was between Ignatius and Whitney Young Magnet High School.
Our Tournament Sponsors

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  • Appellate Court Level

    Law Office of Edward J. Austin, P.C. Mr. Edward J. Austin, Esq. ’88
    Hinshaw and Culbertson, LLP
    The Diversity Scholarship Foundation
  • Circuit Court Level

    Chicago West Suburban Chapter of Unico National
    Mr. Richard Caifano, Esq. ’58
    Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Trevino, Esq. ’93
  • Supreme Court Level

    Mr. and Mrs. James D. Pauly ’50
Sonia Antolec '01, Head Coach 
Geoff Hammond '90, Team Moderator and Assistant Coach

1st place prosecutor and $500.00 scholarship winner through Diversity Scholarship Fund: Ariel Hulfachor, Whitney Young
2nd place prosecutor: Alexandra Swain, Whitney Young

1st place prosecution witness: Nancy Ramirez, Roosevelt High School 
2nd place prosecution witness: Natalia Granatowski, Whitney Young

1st place defense attorney and $500.00 scholarship winner through Diversity Scholarship Fund: Khadera Neals, Trinity High School
2nd place defense: Carmela Brazale, Saint Ignatius
1st place defense witness: Emily Kowal
2nd place defense witness: tie between 3 people: Ugomma Ugwu-Uche, Saint Ignatius, Zach Sandoval, Saint Ignatius and Ella Heisman, Trinity High School

Team winner: Saint Ignatius

If you'd like to learn more about the Mock Trial Team, please contact Geoff Hammond '90.

36th Annual Law Society Luncheon

On Friday, February 24, 2017, nearly 400 alumni and friends gathered at the Union League Club of Chicago to foster camaraderie among alumni, parents and friends of the school who are involved in the field of law. Enduring friendships were rekindled and new ones created. The Wolfpack Spirit was clearly evident.  

The celebrated guests, Richard W. Burke ′51 and John J. Pikarski, Jr., two legends in the Chicago legal community, were presented with Awards for Excellence in the Field of Law. Dick and John have made important contributions to the legal profession, to our community, and to the Saint Ignatius College Prep family. They truly are “men for others”.  
We thank each of you who attended the event and continue to support the mission of Chicago’s first Jesuit school. We hope to see you at other Law Society events throughout the year, including the Fall networking event and the Continuing Legal Education Course.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Continuing Legal Education Program - 11.15.16

Tom Luetkemeyer '75, a partner at Hinshaw and Culbertson, LLP, presented "Dealing With Diminished Capacity and the Aging Practitioner" at the 8th Annual Saint Ignatius Law Society Continuing Legal Education Course on November 15, 2016.

Law Society Networking Reception - 9.21.16

On Wednesday, September 21st, close to 60 attendees enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the outdoor patio at Erie Café for the 2016 Saint Ignatius College Prep Law Society Networking Reception. The weather cooperated and many were able to reconnect with old friends and make new ones too. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wolfpack Mock Trial Team. 

The 7th Annual Continuing Legal Education Course- 11.17.15

The 7th Annual CLE Course was hosted at Hinshaw and Culbertson on Tuesday, November 17th. The topic was "The Duty of Technological Competency and Cyber Security--Ethical Conduct Under the Rules of Professional Conduct"  presented by Steven Puiszis, Esq., Partner and Privacy and Security Officer at Hinshaw and Culberston, LLP.  

Networking Reception at Erie Cafe- 9.15.15

Over 75 members of the Saint Ignatius Law Community gathered on 9.15 at Erie Café for the annual fall networking event. Attendees enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the outdoor patio. Thanks to everyone who attended and thanks to the Law Society Committee, Mark Abraham '92, Thomas Brabec ’73, John Coleman ’67, Kevin Conway ’69, Hon. William Haddad '64 (ret.), Daniel Pikarski ’90 and Curtrice White Scott ’90 for their work in helping to organize the event.

The 35th Annual Law Luncheon- 2.26.16

On Friday, February 26th, 2016, Saint Ignatius hosted its 35th Annual Law Luncheon at the Union League Club of Chicago. Over 400 members of the law community attended the event where Mr. Michael M. Morrissey '67 and Mr. Thomas M. Tully were presented with Awards for Excellence in the Field of Law. 

Law Society

Recipients of Law Awards
If you would like to nominate an individual for a Law award, please complete the forms below and submit to Gia DeCarlo at gia.decarlo@ignatius.org. Forms can also be mailed to Saint Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608 Attn: Gia DeCarlo

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  • Alumni Award for Excellence in Law Presented at Class Reunions

    Mr. Charles J. Winikates (Dec'd) '45
    50th Reunion, 1995
    Mr. Thomas A. Foran (Dec'd) '41
    Jubilee Reunion, 1996
    Mr. Joseph G. Bisceglia '66
    35th Reunion, 2001
    Mr. John P. Goedert (Dec'd) '31
    Jubilee Reunion, 2002
    Mr. Arthur W. Bresnahan '87
    20th Reunion, 2007
    Mr. Philip A. Doran '58
    50th Reunion, 2008
    Mr. John T. McCarthy '59
    50th Reunion, 2009
    Mr. Kevin P. Cronin '75
    35th Reunion, 2010
    Mrs. Cecilia Hynes Griffin '83
    30th Reunion, 2013
    Mr. Matthew J. Botica '68
    45th Reunion, 2013
    Hon. Thomas J. Lipscomb '64
    50th Reunion, 2014
    Mr. James Lynch '69
    45th Reunion, 2014
    Mr. Tom H. Luetkemeyer ‘75 
    40th Reunion, 2015
  • Alumni Award for Excellence in Law Presented at the Law Luncheon

    Mr. William F. Madden (Dec'd) '6310th Annual, 1991
    Dr. Philip J. Faccenda '4712th Annual, 1993
    Mr. William Daley '6613th Annual, 1994
    Mr. Thomas P. Luning '6014th Annual, 1995
    Hon. Mel R. Jiganti '5015th Annual, 1996
    Justice Gino L. DiVito '5516th Annual, 1997
    Hon. Michael J. Madigan '6018th Annual, 1999
    Mr. John J. Muldoon, Sr. '4719th Annual, 2000
    Mr. George J. Cullen '5320th Annual, 2001
    Mr. John J. Jiganti '5821st Annual, 2002
    Mr. Martin J. Healy, Jr. '6122nd Annual, 2003
    Mr. Quin A. Denvir '5823rd Annual, 2004
    Mr. Joseph D. Kearney '8224th Annual, 2005
    Mr. Kevin J. Conway '6925th Annual, 2006
    Mr. William R. Kunkel '7426th Annual, 2007
    Senator Donald F. Harmon '8427th Annual, 2008
    Hon. William Haddad '6428th Annual, 2009
    Hon. Maura Slattery Boyle '8529th Annual, 2010
    Mr. Patrick E. Dwyer, II '5830th Annual, 2011
    Mr. Gerald S. McCarthy '8031st Annual, 2012
    Hon. Thomas L. Hogan '7232nd Annual, 2013
    Mr. Martin P. Greene '6933rd Annual, 2014
    Mr. Michael D. Monico '6534th Annual, 2015
    Mr. Michael J. Morrissey '6735th Annual, 2016
    Mr. Richard W. Burke '5136th Annual, 2017
    Hon. Russell W. Hartigan '6437th Annual, 2018
  • Award for Excellence in Law (non alumnus) Presented at the Law Luncheon

    Mr. Phil Corboy (Dec'd)
    9th Annual, 1990
    Mr. William Harte
    11th Annual, 1992
    Mr. John J. George
    17th Annual, 1998
    Justice Mary Jane Theis
    32nd Annual, 2013
    Hon. William J. Bauer
    33rd Annual, 2014
    Mr. Thomas Chomicz
    34th Annual, 2015
    Mr. Thomas M. Tully
    35th Annual, 2016
    Mr. John J. Pikarski, Jr.
    36th Annual, 2017
    Hon. Richard M. Daley
    37 Annual, 2018
  • Honorary Diploma presented at Law Luncheon

    Mr. Geoffrey L. GiffordLaw Luncheon 2001
    Hon. Mary Ann G. McMorrowLaw Luncheon 2002
    Mr. George B. CollinsLaw Luncheon 2003
    Justice Anne BurkeLaw Luncheon 2004
    Ms. Patricia C. BobbLaw Luncheon 2005
    Hon. Joy V. CunninghamLaw Luncheon 2006
    Ms. Nina S. AppelLaw Luncheon 2007
    Mr. Patrick J. FitzgeraldLaw Luncheon 2008
    Mrs. Anita AlvarezLaw Luncheon 2009
    Hon. Jennifer Duncan BriceLaw Luncheon 2010
    Mr. Joseph A. PowerLaw Luncheon 2011
    Mr. Joseph MossLaw Luncheon 2012
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