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2023-2024 Officers

Michael D. Pisano

Michael D. Pisano is an associate in Ice Miller’s Litigation Group where he prosecutes and defends civil litigation matters with an emphasis in representing owners and construction professionals in claims for breach of contract, defective construction, construction delay, personal injury and property damage. He received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from The John Marshall Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review. Among his many scholarships and awards were the Lupel & Amari Scholarship and the Justinian Society of Lawyers Scholarship. He has been an active Justinian since law school, serving on the Executive, Newsletter, Membership, Website and other committees. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” from 2014 to 2020.

Brian T. Monico 
1st Vice President

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. He previously served in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. A graduate of Fairfield University and the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, he earned a Philip H. Corboy Fellowship and Thomas F. and Patricia A. Bridgman Scholarship and was a member of the Corboy Trail Team while in law school. A member of the Executive Board of the Chicago Bar Association’s Lawyer’s Lend a Hand to Youth, he chaired the Young Lawyers section of the Center For Disability and Elder Law. Brian has been recognized as an Emerging Lawyer, Super Lawyer, Leading Lawyer and one of 40 under 40 Attorneys to Watch.

Catherine R. Locallo 
2nd 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, cum laude, from The John Marshall Law School in 2009, Order of John Marshall. She has received recognitions as Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star 2015-2018.  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.  Catie resides in Glenview with her husband Joe and is a proud Mom to sons, Jack and Tommy.

Michael R. Bertucci
3rd Vice President

Michael R. Bertucci is an Associate at Phillips Law Offices where focuses on personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice cases. He previously served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jesse G. Reyes of the Illinois Appellate Court. Michael earned his Juris Doctor in 2017 from Chicago-Kent College of Law where he received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in multiple classes. He was an active member of the Justinian Society throughout law school, serving as the Chicago-Kent Justinian Vice-President. He also received the Morici-LoBello Family Memorial Scholarship from the Justinian Society in 2014 and 2015. Michael went on to serve on the Executive Committee of the Justinian Society and on the Scholarship Committee of the Diversity Scholarship Foundation. He and his wife live in Lakeview and they are expecting their first child.

Hon. Jill Cerone-Marisie

Hon. Jill Cerone-Marisie is the Presiding Judge of the Third Municipal District. She was elected to the bench in 2006. She supervises 19 judges in Civil, Parentage, Traffic, Misdemeanor and Felony cases. She presides over Felony Mental Health and Veteran’s Courts. Judge Cerone Marisie was an associate at Erbacci and Cerone, where her focus was on criminal defense, civil litigation and labor relations law. After graduating from The John Marshall Law School cum laude in 1990, she worked as a prosecutor for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.  She has received the John Marshall Law School Distinguished Service Award, the NWSBA Presidential Bench-Bar Award, Excellence in Public Service Award from the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Northwest Suburban Bar Association Most Civil Jurist Award, Dedication to the Pursuit of Justice from the Italian American Human Relations Foundation of Chicago Award, The Joint Civil Committee of the Italian American Impresa Award, and was awarded by Past President Hon, Celia Gamrath the 2007 Sbarboro Memorial Mentoring Award. Judge Cerone-Marisie serves on the Illinois Supreme Court Justice and Mental Health Planning Committee. She acts as a coach for One Million Degrees, an organization supporting under privileged community college students and has taught for the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts continuing education for judges.

Michael R. Grieco

Michael R. Grieco, Senior Attorney at Romanucci & Blandin, is focused on the practice areas of medical malpractice, construction negligence, toxic torts, motor vehicle collisions and wrongful death. Michael’s work has helped secure multiple medical malpractice settlements in the amount of $28.7 million, $12.35 million, $8 million, $4.25 million, and $2.875 million. Michael also had the honor of representing the family of a worker who died following a tragic workplace injury which resulted in a $50 million settlement in November 2020.  He took over 40 depositions in the case and worked with and presented expert witnesses across the country in an effort to help prove this complex case. Most recently, Michael filed lawsuits on behalf of multiple Plaintiffs stemming from illnesses caused by metal companies that were dumping chemicals into the groundwater in Union, Illinois.  Further, he continues to litigate the firm’s concussion litigation cases against the National Football League (NFL) on behalf of retired football players and works on several Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash cases against Boeing. Michael obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2012 where he walked on the football team as a kicker and earned a varsity letter his senior year.  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. 

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