Ken Apicella named president of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association
Before a large audience of colleagues, friends and family, Kenneth C. Apicella was sworn in after being elected the new President of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington on June 23, 2022.
Each year a new president is sworn in for the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, along with new officers. Five members of the Board of Governors, who will each serve a three-year term, were also sworn in. The deputy. Cook County Circuit Court Municipal Third District Presiding Judge Jill Cerone-Marisie presided over the installation ceremony.
Other members of the executive council for the 2022/2023 financial year include: Anthony Calzaretta, first vice-president; Stéphanie Garces Donat, second vice-president; Nicholas Richardson, Treasurer and Frank Serio, Secretary.
Judge Cerone-Marisie also installed the new Board of Governors which included Robert Boszko, Christopher Nudo, Allen Gabe, Christine Svenson and Gregory Walker. Daniel Terhune will assume the role of attorney for the association. Tja Chiapelli and Caitlin Wilder will be the parliamentarians.
Matt Fakhoury and Colin Gilbert hosted the evening’s event, welcoming and entertaining guests at the facility which also raised funds to support the Hon. The Timothy C. Evans Fellowships, which are awarded at the Association’s annual Judge’s Night event to current law students and paralegals. The Honorable Timothy C. Evans Scholarship was established to honor the commitment and dedication that Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans has given to the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and to the Cook County community.
Moe Ahmad, outgoing president, thanked the Bar Association, the many judges present and his fellow lawyers for their support and encouragement during his tenure, and wished good luck to Ken Apicella, the executive committee and the members of the council of ‘administration.
Upon being named President, Ken Apicella said he was honored to take the helm of the NWSBA and thanked those who supported and encouraged him on his path to the organization’s presidency. Apicella credited “the network of talented and passionate lawyers and judges – people with whom I have learned, collaborated, committed and celebrated. I have developed referral relationships, partners and lifelong friends through this bar association.”
He also pointed out that the organization thrives on the commitment of its volunteer member lawyers and that the Lawyer Referral Service (“ARS”) will be his pet project as he strives to get a revamped program designed both to serve the public and to provide increased value. to NWSBA members by connecting individuals or entities in need of legal representation with attorneys who practice in that particular area of law and who operate during his tenure.
Apicella also presented the President’s Award to Jay A. Andrew, one of its legal partners who has been instrumental in its involvement with the NWSBA. Jay served the Northwest Suburban Bar Association in various capacities from 2000 to 2018, rising from committee chair to board member, executive committee member to president.
“It was a great night for our association. We raised money for a good cause and I look forward to serving our association as president,” Apicella said.
Sponsors for this event included: Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC; Buttitta Law Group, LLC; Lawyers Title Guarantee Fund, Inc.; Calzaretta’s Law, CP; Lexitas; Title of the Old Republic; The Law Offices of Matthew Fakhoury, LLC; Garces Law LLC; Kelley, Kelley & Kelley; The Law Offices of Nicholas W. Richardson, PC; Law Firms of Frank J. Serio PC