Friday, January 11, 2013

Diana L. Embil appointed to 15th Subcircuit vacancy

The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Diana L. Embil to a 15th Subcircuit vacancy created by the pending retirement of Judge John T. Doody, Jr.

Currently, Embil is an Associate Regional Counsel with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She is also a member of the Minimum Continuing Legal Education of the Illinois Supreme Court, serving as Secretary of the Board. According to her biography posted on the MCLE website, Embil is "an expert on wetlands and environmental justice matters." Licensed as an Illinois attorney since 1988, Embil previously worked for Jones, Ware & Grenard and as a staff attorney with the Chicago Public Schools. According to the MCLE site, Embil also has "an extensive insurance claims background with Allstate Insurance, Fireman's Fund Insurance, St. Paul Insurance and Columbia Casualty Companies." Embil also served as a law clerk for former Justice R. Eugene Pincham during his tenure on the Illinois Appellate Court and for Justice Charles E. Freeman of Illinois Supreme Court.

Embil's appointment is effective February 25; it will terminate December 1, 2014.

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