Lawyer Lavelle Law recognized by the Chicago Bar Association

Lavelle Law’s attorney, Colleen Breems, has been named one of three recipients of the David C. Hilliard Award for outstanding committee service by the Chicago Bar Association (CBA). The award is in recognition of Breems’ work with the Young Lawyers Section Family Law Committee.

Breems is part of Lavelle Law’s Family and Divorce Practice Group. A graduate of the University of Illinois and DePaul University College of Law, Breems was recognized as an Illinois Rising Star in 2021 and 2022 by Super Lawyers magazine and an Emerging Lawyer in 2021 by Leading Lawyers.

“Colleen has quickly established herself as a caring, committed and capable lawyer since joining our firm several years ago,” said Managing Partner Ted McGinn. “His involvement with the Chicago Bar Association is indicative of his commitment to the legal community.”

The CBA’s Young Lawyers Section is for lawyers in the first 10 years of their career. The David C. Hilliard Award recognizes his contributions to the ongoing work of the committee.

“I am humbled and humbled to receive this recognition from my peers,” Breems said. “Giving back to the profession in which we work is important to all of us and I appreciate the opportunities presented to me by the CBA Young Lawyers Section.

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