Firm Members

Sheri L. Willard
Phone: 312-220-9112 ext. 211
Sheri Willard joined the firm as an associate in August of 1991 after having clerked for the firm while studying and sitting for the Illinois bar exam. A native of Montana, Ms. Willard moved to Chicago in 1987 to attend law school, graduating from Depaul University School of Law in 1990. She received her BA in History from the University of Montana and served in the Peace Corps as a volunteer in the French-speaking region of Cameroon, Africa.

Concentrating in estate planning, general probate, and guardianship matters, Ms. Willard is single and lives in Chicago.


Kevin P. Mitrick
Phone: 312-220-9112 ext. 212
Kevin Mitrick joined the firm as an associate in 2012 after having clerked for the firm while attending law school. Kevin earned his J.D. from John Marshall Law School and B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He formerly served as coordinator of the Pro Se Help Desk for Adult Guardianship at the Daley Cetner, law clerk at the Center for Disability and Elder Law and as legal editor and analyst for a multi-national legal technology company.

Kevin concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, estate planning, general probate and guardianship. Kevin is a life-long resident of the Chicagoland area and is committed to improving the lives of Illinoisans with disabilities. He currently serves as the Legislative Liaison for the CBA Probate Practice Committee and actively volunteers with community and legal organizations that advocate on behalf of individuals with disabilities.

 


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Priscilla Singer
Phone: 312-220-9112 ext. 212
Priscilla Singer joined the firm as an associate in June 2014. Priscilla earned her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in History with a minor in Spanish at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. A native of Miami Beach, Florida, Priscilla moved to Chicago to attend Chicago-Kent College of Law, graduating in May 2011. At Chicago-Kent, Priscilla was a CALI Award recipient, member of the Dean’s List from 2009 through 2011, a member of the Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society, a member of the Hispanic-Latino Law Student Association and an associate editor of the Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law. Priscilla’s assessment of cultural heritage protection in post-war Iraq was published in the Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law in December 2010.

Priscilla concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate, estate planning, general probate and guardianship. A fluent Spanish-speaker, Priscilla uses her language and legal skills to assist Spanish-speaking clients in her practice areas. Priscilla is a member of the Chicago Bar Association where she serves as a Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association where she is a member of the Young Lawyers Division Council. Priscilla also publishes articles in the ISBA Young Lawyers Newsletter regularly focusing on assisting young attorneys with the beginning stages of their legal career.

 


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ANDREW D. BELL
Phone: 312-220-9112 ext. 213

Andrew Bell joined the firm as an associate in August, 2014 after spending over four years at another Chicago firm. Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Theory with a major in Russian from Michigan State University in 2006, before relocating to Chicago later that year to pursue his law degree at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. After making the dean’s list multiple times prior to his graduation from Loyola in 2009, Andrew returned to Loyola and completed his LL.M in tax in 2010.

Andrew concentrates his practice in estate planning, corporate work and real estate, with an emphasis on estate tax and succession planning for closely held family businesses. He is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Section Estate Planning Committee. Andrew regularly participates in the Wills for Heroes program, providing free wills and powers of attorney to first responders and is licensed in both Illinois and Michigan. Andrew is an avid college sports fan and enjoys following the Michigan State Spartans.

 


Christian Deme

CHRISTIAN T. DEME
Phone: 312-220-9112 ext. 248

Christian joined the firm as an associate in 2017. Christian earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Christian spend several years working as a paralegal for a real estate firm in Deerfield before moving to Milwaukee to attend Marquette University Law School. At Marquette, Christian was the Director of Professional Development for the Student Bar Association and competed in the Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition in Delaware while a member of Marquette’s Moot Court Board. Christian was also actively involved with the Business Law Society and Sports Law Society while at Marquette.

Christian is also licensed in Wisconsin and concentrates his practice in the area of real estate, estate planning and estate administration, and corporate law with extensive experience working with not-for-profit corporations. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, where he is a member of the Estate Planning, Federal Taxation, Real Estate Law, and Real Property Law committees. Christian is fluent in Hungarian and enjoys spending his free time traveling and volunteering with dog rescues.

 


Gabrielle Romano (5)

GABRIELLE C. ROMANO
Phone: 312-220-9112 ext. 206

Gabrielle Romano joined the firm as an Associate in April 2017.  She is a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law and received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in interdisciplinary health.  Growing up with a brother with autism, Gabrielle has been passionate about helping individuals with disabilities throughout her entire life.  She volunteered and worked in the community throughout high school and college and later pursued a law degree for the sole purpose of learning how to better advocate for individuals with disabilities and their families.

While at Chicago-Kent, Gabrielle made the Dean’s list and received the top grade in her trial advocacy classes.  She was on the national trial team, where she and her teammates won the National Ethics Trial Competition in 2015.  Since her time in law school, Gabrielle has worked at several nonprofit organizations, a Health and Disability Law Clinic, has served as the president of the Justinian Society’s student chapter, and worked as a pro bono attorney with Equip for Equality.  Gabrielle concentrates her practice in the area of guardianship.  She is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Justinian Society of Lawyers.