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    The Belleville office of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., is continuing its mission of providing high-quality legal services while engaging with the communities of southwest Illinois. With lawyers from across Greensfelder’s full array of practice areas, the firm’s office at 12 Wolf Creek Drive, Suite 100, is well-positioned to serve a wide range of business and individual clients.
    “We provide a microcosm of the strengths our law firm provides as a whole, while ensuring a personal level of service from attorneys who live and work right here in the Metro East,” said Russell K. Scott, leader of Greensfelder’s Belleville office. “We pride ourselves on our ability to collaborate with other members of the firm in all office locations while ensuring our clients receive the same individual attention they would from a small firm.”
    Greensfelder attorneys are active in the Metro East community in numerous ways. Here are a few 2018 highlights:
    • Greensfelder attorney Russell K. Scott was recognized June 16 with the Illinois State Bar Association’s Medal of Merit Award. The Medal of Merit recognizes attorneys for exemplary achievement and continuous long-standing service to the legal profession and the community. It is awarded rarely, only given in extraordinary circumstances where an individual has made “a significant contribution to the altruistic goals of the profession or the public.” Scott is the leader of Greensfelder’s Belleville office and has held numerous leadership roles in local, state and national organizations. He is a former member of ISBA’s Board of Governors, has been involved with numerous bar associations and is a past president of the Illinois Bar Foundation. He also has served as chairman, president and chief volunteer officer for the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation and chairman of the Belleville Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.
    • Greensfelder was recognized at the 2018 Art on the Square festival for its commitment to supporting the annual arts event. At the opening reception May 18, Greensfelder received the 2018 Kern Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Art on the Square. Greensfelder is a longtime sponsor of Art on the Square and also sponsors its poster preview party.
    • A new list of the top lawyers in Illinois includes 11 from Greensfelder’s Belleville office. Leading Lawyers are selected in a peer-review process, and the following Greensfelder attorneys are ranked as Leading Metro East Area Lawyers for 2018: Thomas F. Hennessy, III; Dayna L. Johnson; William A. Schmitt; Donald K. Schoemaker; Kurt S. Schroeder; Russell K. Scott; L. Kevin Vick; Donald E. Weihl; and David W. Ybarra. Garrett C. Reuter, Jr. and James A. Bock, Jr., are ranked as Emerging Lawyers.