Meet our Summer Associate, Morgan Knight
June 27, 2023
In the Spotlight with Ben Kimes
September 19, 2023

Comments from Counsel – June 2023 Newsletter

Comments from Counsel, June 2023

In this issue:

Recent Publications

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Liability Provisions in Contracts
Contracts allocate risks. The role of a contract attorney is to ensure that the client understands how risks are being allocated so that the client can make an informed decision. Learn more about three provisions that expressly allocate liability: (1) warranty; (2) indemnification; and (3) limitation of liability.
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In the Spotlight with Samantha Herrlein


We’re excited to welcome Samantha Herrlein to the WilliamsMcCarthy family. Samantha returned to the Rockford region after studying at the University of Iowa. We thought this would be the perfect opportunity to reintroduce Samantha to our clients, partners, and community by featuring her in this edition of “In the Spotlight.”

John Holevas Receives Appointments by Illinois State Bar Association and Illinois Supreme Court


John Holevas, a partner with WilliamsMcCarthy LLP, has been appointed to serve on the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council by ISBA President-Elect Shawn Kasserman, a committee that Holevas previously chaired.

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Joel Huotari Admitted to Practice Before The United States Supreme Court


Joel Huotari, a partner with WilliamsMcCarthy LLP, has been admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. To practice before the Supreme Court, attorneys must be a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar. This prestigious honor is a valuable asset to WilliamsMcCarthy and its clients with legal matters that may require litigation before the highest court in the land.

Meet Our Summer Associates
In the legal profession, summer associate positions provide law students with hands-on experience working for a law firm in the summer after their first or second year of law school. These positions are opportunities to experience life as an attorney firsthand, allowing students to embed themselves in a firm to do much of the same work they will likely do as a full-time associate post-graduation.
Meet our 2023 summer associates, Aisha Moe Lindvall and Morgan Knight.

Aisha Moe Lindvall attends the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. This summer, Aisha confirmed her calling in Family Law. She has enjoyed meeting the clients and supporting the talented attorneys at the firm.

Morgan Knight attends the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Law School in Champaign. She has enjoyed the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in her practice areas of interest: family law, employment law, and estate planning.

Wilmac in the Community

Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity 23 in ’23 initiative


WilliamsMcCarthy LLC is proud to support the Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity. Partner Daniel Huntley donned a hard hat to participate in the CEO build day for sponsors, kicking off the 23 in ’23 initiative.
The 23 in ’23 initiative is an opportunity through Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity for local businesses and organizations to come together and make an impact on the Rockford community.