1 J. Randall Cox earned his B.A. in Biology at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois in 1988 and his J.D. at Southern Illinois University School of Law in He is admitted to practice in Illinois (1991), U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois (1992), U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit (1994), U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar (1997), and the U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois (2003). In 2007, he completed the "40 Hour Custody and Visitation Mediation Training" at the University of Illinois. Mr. Cox also completed the "Facilitation Training Workshop and Certification" from the Commission on Professionalism of the Illinois Supreme Court in Mr. Cox is a partner at Feldman, Wasser, Draper & Cox in Springfield, Illinois, where his practice concentrates on litigation and appeals, Federal and State criminal defense, construction law, family law, DUI!traffic/driver's license hearings, commercial collection, and various administrative hearings. Eighty-percent of his practice is devoted to litigation. Mr. Cox frequently presents continuing legal education seminars for a number of entities, which have included the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois State Appellate Prosecutor's Office, Illinois Government Bar Association, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, and the Illinois Institute on Continuing Legal Education. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National College for DUI Defense, and the Sangamon County Bar Association.
2 Larry A. Davis graduated from Northwestern University (B.A. cum laude, 1973) and DePaul University (J.D. cum laude 1976). He is currently a principal of Davis and Lascola, Ltd. in Des Plaines, Illinios. Mr. Davis was previously an attorney and hearing officer with the Secretary of State between 1976 and His practice is now concentrated in the area of DUI defense, traffic violation defense and administrative hearings before the Secretary of State. He was a co-drafter of the Illinois Summary Suspension Law and has represented the ISBA in legislative negotiations for over 25 years. He also drafted the revisions to the current MDDP law on behalf of the ISBA. Mr. Davis is a current chapter author of the IICLE s handbook on Defense of DUI and is also the author of seven articles in the Illinois Bar Journal. He was co-editor of the Traffic Law and Courts Newsletter, a publication of the Illinois State Bar Association, for which he has also authored numerous articles. Mr. Davis has lectured on the topic of traffic laws for the CBA, ISBA, IICLE, Cook County Public Defender s Office, Lake County State Attorney s Office, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, DuPage Bar Association, McHenry County Bar Association, and the Illinois Traffic Conference. He has also been involved in regional legal training for law enforcement officers. Mr. Davis is a current member and past Chair of the ISBA s Traffic Laws & Courts Section Council and past Chair of the Chicago Bar Association s Traffic Laws Committee. He has also been a member of the 2000 Traffic Safety Advisory Committee to Secretary of State Jesse White, and a member of an advisory committee to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
3 Katherine A. Drummond is an associate attorney with the law firm of Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham, LLC out of Rock Island, Illinois. Katherine was admitted into the Florida bar in 2007, Illinois bar in 2008, Iowa bar in 2013, and she is licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Court of the Central District of Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Knox College located in Galesburg, Illinois, and her Juris Doctor Degree from the Dwayne O. Andrews School of Law, Barry University, located in Orlando, Florida.. Prior to joining Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham, LLC, Katherine was an Assistant State s Attorney for the 9 th Judicial Circuit in Orange County, Florida. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association and is a current board member on Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Katherine concentrates her practice in the areas of criminal law and general civil litigation.
4 Lisa L. Dunn earned her B.A. in Political Science (with a minor in Spanish) at the University of Illinois in 1991 and her J.D. at DePaul University College of Law in She was admitted to the Illinois Bar in November 1994 and to the Illinois District Court Northern District of Illinois in December Ms. Dunn began her legal career as the Assistant Village Prosecutor where she prosecuted traffic violations, ordinance violations and misdemeanor offenses in the Village of Wheeling, Illinois. From , she served as a Contractual Hearing Officer for the Illinois Secretary of State s Department of Administrative Hearings where she was assigned to preside at administrative hearings, rule on pre-trial motions, admissibility of evidence and oral objections, prepare findings of fact, conclusions of law, and issue written recommendations to the Secretary of State regarding driver s license revocations and/or suspensions. Ms. Dunn currently serves as an Attorney at Masucci, Blomquist & Anderson in Arlington Heights. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, and Jefferson Inn of the American Inns of Court.
5 Nancy G. Easum earned her B.A. at Illinois Wesleyan University and her Juris Doctor at Valparaiso University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Illinois (1981) and the U.S. Supreme Court (2002). Ms. Easum serves as Alcohol and Substance Testing Section Supervisor for the Illinois State Police in Springfield, Illinois. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and a Charter Member of the Government Bar Association. Ms. Easum is a frequent speaker at Traffic Laws and Courts Continuing Legal Education seminars, as well as prosecutor and probation officer training courses.
6 David B. Franks is a DUI, traffic and criminal defense attorney who has more than twenty years of criminal prosecution and defense experience. He is a past Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council, and is currently the Vice-Chair of that Section Council. He also served on the ISBA Criminal Justice Section Council from 1990 through 1999, and again from 2008 through David Franks served as an Assistant State s Attorney in both Cook County and McHenry County. In McHenry County he served four years as a prosecutor in the Misdemeanor and Felony Divisions, and also served as the Misdemeanor and Traffic Division Supervisor. Mr. Franks is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). He has completed the student course in administering and evaluating Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST s), as well as the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Course, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standards. He has attended several Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE)-sponsored DUI defense seminars. He has contributed several times as a speaker during ISBA Traffic Laws and Courts-sponsored Continuing Legal Education programs, and written several Case Summaries for the Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council Newsletter. In January 2007, Mr. Franks appeared on Chicago Cable Access Channel 21 Television as a panelist on Illinois Law, DUI Issues: General and Specific. In 2012 Mr. Franks was published, authoring the chapter, Issues in DUI Search and Seizure in the book entitled THE LEGALITY OF SEARCH AND SEIZURE IN DUI CASES, one of the INSIDE THE MINDS series of legal and professional publications by Thomson Reuters/Aspatore Books. David Franks earned his Bachelor s Degree from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, and his J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. Mr. Franks is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the McHenry County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, before the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Supreme Court. He is a Navy veteran, having served for 27 years as an Intelligence Officer on active and reserve duty. He completed national security courses at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island and the National War College in Washington, D.C. He retired in 2007, achieving the rank of Commander. Mr. Franks is a partner in the law firm of Franks & Rechenberg, P.C. in Lake in the Hills, Illinois. In 2012, Martindale-Hubbell recognized Mr. Franks with an AV Preeminent peer review rating.
7 Jeffrey R. Hall earned his B.A. (summa cum laude) at Illinois State University in 2002 and his J.D. at Southern Illinois University in Mr. Hall is the Managing Partner at Hall, Rustom & Fritz, LLC, in East Peoria where he concentrates his practice primarily in areas of criminal law, DUI/DWI/traffic law, driver's license reinstatements, business law, estate planning, and family law. He is the former prosecutor (Assistant State s Attorney) for Tazewell County. Mr. Hall is the Vice-President for the Traffic & Misdemeanor Committee at the Peoria County Bar Association.
8 Ted P. Hammel is a Partner at Brumund, Jacobs, Hammel, Davidson & Andreano, LLC. In 1985, Mr. Hammel earned his Bachelors of Science from the Marquette University College of Business. Subsequently, he was employed at the Continental National Bank of Chicago for one year. During law school, he clerk for the United States Army Judge Advocate Generals Office VII Corp, Munich Germany. In 1989, he received his Juris Doctor from the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago. After two years as a Will County Assistant Public Defender, he established Hammel Law Offices, P.C., in Joliet, Illinois. In 2005, he merged with Brumund & Jacobs, and subsequently worked extensively in the areas of criminal, traffic and DUI offenses. He is annual instructor at the Will County Bar Association s seminar regarding to DUI and traffic offenses, and assisted in many prior ISBA seminars. In 2002, He became qualified to administer field sobriety testing in the State of Illinois, and has testified in many Will County Cases regarding the administration of field sobriety testing. His cases in the area of DUI/Criminal law are: People v. Madden, 273 Ill.App.3d 114, 652 N.E.2d 480, 3 RD Dist., June 30, 1995; People v. Allen, 375 Ill.App.3d 810, 873 N.E.2d 30, 3 RD Dist., August 07, 2007; People v. Love, 393 Ill.App.3d 196, 911 N.E.2d 1015, 3 rd Dist., June 03, 2009; People v. Miklos, 393 Ill.App.3d 205, 914 N.E.2d 506, 3 rd Dist., July 17, 2009; People v. Garstecki, 234 Ill.2d 430, 917 N.E.2d 465, September 24, 2009; People v. Ziobro, 242 Ill.2d 34, 949 N.E.2d 631, April 21, 2011; People v. Riffice, 392 Ill.App.3d 961, 911 N.E.2d 1244, 3 rd Dist., July 08, 2009; People v. Coners, 374 Ill.App.3d 425, 871 N.E.2d 257, 3 rd Dist., June 26, 2007; People v. Donnelly, 327 Ill.App.3d 1101, 765 N.E.2d 496, 3 rd Dist., February 21, 2002; People v. Kazenko, 972 N.E.2d 815, 3 rd Dist., July 02, 2012.
9 Theodore (Ted) J. Harvatin earned his B.A. in Economics at Knox College in 1978 and his J.D. at the University of Illinois College of Law in He is the principle at Harvatin Law Office in Springfield, Illinois where he concentrates his practice on DUI and driver s license hearings. Mr. Harvatin is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the National College for DUI Defense.
10 Hon. Kim L. Kelley earned his B.S. at Bradley University (cum laude) in 1975, his M.A. in Psychology at Bradley University in 1977, and his J.D. at Vanderbilt University in Judge Kelley was an Associate Attorney at James D. Reynolds and Associates from and a solo practitioner from Since 2006, he has served as an Associate Judge for the 10 th Judicial Circuit Court in Peoria, Illinois. Judge Kelley also serves on two Judicial Election Committees. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Peoria County Bar Association, and the Illinois Judges Association.
11 Jeremy J. Richey earned his J.D. (magna cum laude) a Southern Illinois University School of Law where he served as the Articles Editor for the Southern Illinois University Law Journal. He has served as the State s Attorney of Moultrie County since December 1, Prior to this, Mr. Richey practiced criminal, DUI, and traffic defense as a sole practitioner in Coles County. Mr. Richey is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and serves on the ISBA Traffic Laws & Courts Section Council. Mr. Richey is a former amateur race care driver, former ASE certified mechanic, and holds an associate s degree in Automotive Technology.
12 Trooper Osmart Rodriguez is a Breath Analysis Technician at the Illinois State Police in Springfield, Illinois. He received his degree at DeVry University.
13 J. Brick Van Der Snick is the principal of the Van Der Snick Law Firm, Ltd., with offices in St. Charles and Sycamore, Illinois. His practice concentrates in the criminal defense of Traffic, Criminal, and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases, as well as Family Law, Custody, and Paternity matters. Prior to private practice, Mr. Van Der Snick was a Supreme Court Rule 711 Clerk and an Assistant State s Attorney in Kane County, Illinois for almost five (5) years, wherein he prosecuted all matters ranging from ordinance violations to murder cases. Mr. Van Der Snick helped formulate in early years, the Paralegal Program at Elgin Community College in Elgin, Illinois where he taught the Legal Environment of Business, Business Law, and Criminal Law for several years. Mr. Van Der Snick is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), the Kane County Bar Association (KCBA), the DeKalb County Bar Association (DCBA), and the Texas Criminal Defense Attorney s Association (TCDLA). Mr. Van Der Snick is the past chair of the ISBA Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council and has been a current member for over 10 years. He is currently the Continuing Legal Education Chair for the ISBA Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council and has been for over 7 years. In his membership with the Kane County Bar Association, Mr. Van Der Snick has also been cochair of the Criminal Law Committee on several occasions and actively engaged in policy making as well as the presentation of seminars. Mr. Van Der Snick has authored several articles published in the ISBA Traffic Laws and Courts Section Newsletter and has been a guest lecturer for ISBA-CLE Programs, Kane County CLE programs, Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (IACDL) in conjunction with the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), as well as appearing in traffic videos for the Illinois Bar Association and the Kane County Bar. Mr. Van Der Snick published an article entitled, Summary Suspension Hearings: Shifting the Burden of Proof to the State in the March 2000 Illinois Bar Journal. Mr. Van Der Snick is the author of the 2011 Supplement to the 2009 IICLE Defending DUI and Related Cases, Chapter 6 Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. In 2003, he was appointed as a member of the prestigious National College of DUI Defense, Inc. and has been in good standing since his inclusion in the program. Mr. Van Der Snick has lectured and taught for years at the Illinois Appellate Prosecutors Basic Trial Advocacy Program, Advanced DUI Program, and has also taught for the University of Illinois in Springfield in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation Traffic and Highway Resources, the Advanced DUI Program and also the Continuing Legal Education Program. In May 2012, Mr. Van Der Snick was a guest lecturer and moderator at the Northwest Suburban Bar Association as well as at the 47 th Annual Illinois Traffic Court Conference in Peoria, Illinois on June Mr. Van Der Snick was also a guest lecturer at the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (IACDL) on September 14, 2012 in DeKalb, Illinois. Mr. Van Der Snick has been an adjunct instructor for Elgin Community College (ECC) for over 14 years and has also been an adjunct instructor at the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA), which graduates police officers. He has been an adjunct professor for the Illinois State Prosecutors Commission for new attorneys, not only instructing and training but also lecturing new admittees of the bar who are employed by State s Attorney s throughout the State of Illinois. Mr. Van Der Snick has been a cadent instructor at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois on several occasions. Mr. Van Der Snick has been a guest lecturer for the Illinois Traffic Laws/Courts Section Council in several different states and also an instructor of various law enforcement agencies preparing for court room testimony in preparation of police officers work in the courtroom. He has also been a guest lecturer for NEMEG a combined task force of federal, state, and local drug enforcement officers on search and seizure and warrant issues in Illinois.
14 Robert D. Wilson earned his Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice with a minor in Security Management at Southern Illinois University. He has been in law enforcement with the Illinois State Police since June During his career, Mr. Wilson has been part of several different State Police Units including, FBI Safe Streets Task Force, General Investigations, Field Training Officer, and Alcohol Substance Testing. He has participated in many in-service training programs, as well as training specific to Alcohol and Substance Testing. Mr. Wilson currently serves 19 counties and approximately 100 evidential Breath Alcohol Instruments. He calibrates, conducts accuracy testing, services, maintains, and repairs the instruments. Mr. Wilson teaches the 24-Hour Breath Alcohol Training courses and Standard Field Sobriety courses. He is an invited guest speaker at different conferences and seminars throughout the state about Chemical Testing and D.U.I., including the States Attorney s seminars and Probation/Service Providers seminars.