Lawyer of the Year 2011
DCBA Announcement (Monday, May 16, 2011)
For immediate release
- Steven M. Ruffalo, DCBA President
Wheaton, Illinois -- Attorney Ted A. Donner of Wheaton has been named Lawyer of the Year by the DuPage County Bar Association. The award was presented on May 13 in recognition of his success in implementing a new vision for the Association's magazine, The Brief.
According to outgoing DCBA President Steve Ruffalo, Donner demonstrated an unwavering focus and passion when faced with a challenge. "I let him know that I really really felt that we could improve the Brief in many respects to make the publication more of a source of pride for our Association," says Ruffalo. Donner was up to the task and reworked the entire magazine. Then the bigger challenge was maintaining the quality level for the entire year. States Ruffalo, "Ted has undertaken an enormous 13 month long responsibility in which he has endeavored to make every issue better than the last. Above all, Ted Donner is a class act who has truly had more fun with this Herculean project than I would have ever thought possible."
Ted Donner is the principal of Donner & Company Law Offices LLC in Wheaton, Illinois and an adjunct professor with Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Ted served as Editor-in-Chief of the DCBA Brief, first in 2007-08 and again in 2010-11. His practice is concentrated in matters relating to small to medium-sized businesses, including general business counseling and litigation, insurance coverage and employment law. He is the author of two national treatises for Thomson West, Jury Selection: Strategy & Science and the Attorneys Practice Guide to Negotiations. He serves as a volunteer attorney for Lawyers for the Creative Arts and is a member of the Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society and the American Bar Foundation. Ted has an A.V. Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is an "Illinois Super Lawyer."
About the DCBA The DuPage County Bar Association, founded in 1879, represents over 2,200 member attorneys dedicated to advancing the practice of law and promoting the legal profession through community service and education.
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