Contest winner

Saturday, April 6, 2019

We received many submissions for our Friendly Lawyer’s Conference contest. Thank you to everyone who submitted, and to our winner, John Festa.

“For the last 2 years I have been the co-chair of the Wills for heroes program through the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers section. The program provides free estate planning for all first responders and their spouses or partners. We hold 8 to 9 clinics a year and most are about 5 hours long.

Doing this is a commitment. It means giving up the better part of a Saturday, and an hour or two leading up to at clinic. But, at the end of the day, the people we take care of run into burning buildings and towards gunfire. Every month I learn more and more about estate planning. It helps make me a better lawyer. Mostly though its seeing the clients reaction. Knowing that people appreciate what they do for every one, and seeing what hearing thank you means to them. “

John Festa, The Law Office of John Phillip Festa, LLC