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2024-2025 Officers

Brian T. Monico

Brian T. Monico is a principal with the law firm of Hale & Monico, which focuses on wrongful death, professional malpractice, personal injury and civil rights cases. Brian is a graduate of Fairfield University and the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Brian is the immediate past president of the Chicago Bar Association's Lawyers Lend A Hand to Youth, and past president of the Chicago Inn of Court.  Brian has been recognized as an Emerging Lawyer, one of 40 under 40 Attorneys to Watch, Super Lawyer and Leading Lawyer.

Catie R. Locallo
1st Vice President

Catherine R. (Caifano) Locallo is a partner of Robbins Schwartz law firm. Her primary area of practice is labor and employment law.  Catie received her Juris Doctor, from The John Marshall Law School in 2009, Order of John Marshall. Catie has been a mentor to law students over the years and serves as co-chair of the Justinian Society of Lawyers Endowment Fund Scholarship Committee. She also serves as a member of Oakton Community College Paralegal Advisory Committee, the Triton College School of Business Advisory Legal Committee, and the Board of Directors for the Glenview Stars Hockey Association.

Michael R. Bertucci
2nd Vice President

Michael R. Bertucci is an Associate at Mike Agruss Law where he focuses on consumer protection, personal injury, and wrongful death cases. He previously served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Jesse G. Reyes of the Illinois Appellate Court, and subsequently worked at a prominent personal injury and medical malpractice firm in Chicago. Michael earned his Juris Doctor in 2017 from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he received the CALI Excellence Award in multiple classes and served as the Chicago-Kent Justinian Society Vice President. Michael currently serves on Scholarship Committee of the Diversity Scholarship Foundation.

Hon. Jill Cerone-Marisie
3rd Vice President

Hon. Jill Cerone-Marisie is the Presiding Judge of the Third Municipal District. She supervises 19 judges in Civil, Parentage, Traffic, Misdemeanor and Felony cases. She currently presides over Felony Mental Health and Veteran’s Courts. She graduated from the John Marshall Law School in 1990. Among her many accolades over the years, she’s also received the John Marshall Law School Distinguished Service Award. Judge Cerone-Marisie serves on the Illinois Supreme Court Justice and Mental Health Planning Committee. She has taught for the Admin. Office of Illinois Courts continuing education for judges. 

Michael R. Grieco

Michael R. Grieco, Founding Partner at Stinar Gould Grieco & Hensley, PLLC, is focused on the practice areas of medical malpractice, construction negligence, sexual abuse, motor vehicle collisions and wrongful death. Michael obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2012 where he walked on the football team as a kicker. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Michael is an active member of various professional organizations including the American Association for Justice, Illinois Trial Lawyer Association, Chicago Bar Association, and Illinois State Bar Association.

Sarah M. LeRose

Sarah M. LeRose is an attorney at Leonard J. LeRose, Jr., Ltd., concentrates in probate law, focusing on contested guardianships (adult and minor), estate litigation, and administration. She represents individuals, fiduciaries, guardianship agencies, and financial institutions. Since 2019, she has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys annually. Sarah was named an Emerging Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company in 2018 and 2021. In 2017, she was elected to the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Board of Governors for Cook County, and in 2014, to the ISBA Assembly. Sarah graduated from Saint Louis University Law School in 2014 and received her BA from Southern Methodist University in 2011.

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