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MICHAEL J. NESTER

Michael J. Nester

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Date of Birth: 4/18/48
Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri
Undergraduate/Post-graduate Education:
  • 1970 AB, cum laude - St. Louis University
Legal Education:
  • 1973 JD, with honors - St. Louis University
Clerkship:
  • 1973 - 1974 Law Clerk for U.S. District Court, Judge Omer Poos, Southern District of Illinois
Other:
  • 1974-1976 Assistant U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of Illinois
Bar Admittance:
  • Illinois 1973
  • Missouri 1998
Federal Courts Admittance:
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Central District of Illinois 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court 2002
Memberships:
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • St. Clair County Bar Association (President, 1993 - 1994)
  • East St. Louis Bar Association (President 1995 - 1996)
  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

KRISTINE M. MACK

Kristine McGee Mack

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Date of Birth: 1/13/66
Place of Birth: Springfield, Illinois
Undergraduate/Post-graduate Education:
  • 1988 BS - Southern Illinois University
Legal Education:
  • 1991 JD - Southern Illinois University
Bar Admittance:
  • Illinois 1991
  • Missouri 1992
Federal Courts Admittance:
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Central District of Illinois 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Effective 2011
Memberships:
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • The Missouri Bar Association

CHI-YONG THROCKMARTIN

Chi-Yong Throckmartin

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Date of Birth: 10/28/73
Place of Birth: Uijongbu, South Korea
Undergraduate/Post-graduate Education:
  • 1995 BS, cum laude - Illinois State University
Legal Education:
  • 1998 JD - Southern Illinois University
Bar Admittance:
  • Illinois 1998
  • Missouri 2000
Federal Courts:
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit 2006
Memberships:
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar Association

BRENDAN M. NESTER

Brendan M. Nester

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Date of Birth: 1/12/80
Place of Birth: Belleville, Illinois
Undergraduate/Post-graduate Education:
  • 2002 BA - St. Louis University
Legal Education:
  • 2005 JD - Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bar Admittance:
  • Illinois 2005
Federal Courts Admittance:
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois 2007
Memberships:
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • East St. Louis Bar Association

JASON M. GOURLEY

Jason M. Gourley

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Date of Birth: 12/31/1983
Place of Birth: Grand Forks, North Dakota
Undergraduate/Post-Graduate Education:
  • 2006 BA, Cum Laude - Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Legal Education:
  • 2009 JD, Cum Laude - Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Bar Admittance:
  • Illinois 2009
  • Missouri 2010
Federal Courts Admittance:
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois 2010
Memberships:
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • St. Clair County Bar Association

SEAN K. CRONIN

sean

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Date of Birth: 12/05/78
Place of Birth: Belleville
Undergraduate/Post-graduate Education:
  • 2002 BS in Finance - Loyola University New Orleans
Legal Education:
  • 2007 JD - St. Louis University
Bar Admittance:
  • Illinois 2007
  • Missouri 2008
Federal Courts:
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 2008
Memberships:
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • ABA
  • East St. Louis Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis