D.A.W.L. Board Members
Jennifer S. Nolen, 33rd President of D.A.W.L.
Jennifer S. Nolen is an Associate attorney with Gwendolyn J. Sterk and the Family Law Group, P.C. where her practice is concentrated in the family law matters. Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Martin with a degree in Criminal Justice and the University of Memphis with a degree in Paralegal Studies. She received her J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2012.
Amy A. Schellekens, First Vice President
Amy A. Schellekens is an Associate Attorney with Gwendolyn J. Sterk and the Family Law Group, P.C. Amy graduated with high honors from Lewis University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Criminal-Social Justice. She received her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Rebecca Krawczykowski, Second Vice President
Rebecca graduated in 2006 from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science, and from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2012. Rebecca joined Fay, Farrow & Associates, P.C. as a legal secretary in 2002. She worked closely with John Fay and Mark Farrow as a secretary and law clerk for a decade before becoming a licensed attorney. Rebecca is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois and practices in the counties of DuPage, Will, Kane, Kendall and Cook. She is also a DuPage County Guardian ad Litem.
Angela Iaria, Third Vice President
Angela was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 2009 and the State of Wisconsin in 2010. She has also been admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Angela practices in the areas of litigation, title insurance and real estate. She is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association, and the Wisconsin State Bar Association.
Victoria Kelly, Secretary
Vicki grew up on the south side of Chicago and now resides in the south suburbs. She attended Quincy University for her undergraduate, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Finance. She also played on the softball team at Quincy. She then earned her Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University. As a law student at NIU, Vicki served as the Joint Chief Justice of the Moot Court Society and received graduation honors for completing 60 hours of Pro Bono service. She was also honored with the Greatest Contribution to Advocacy Award for the class of 2008.
Monika Blacha, Treasurer
Monika graduated from Northwestern Law School in 1999 then spent 12 years with a large law firm, Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago, where I became a litigation partner. She practiced in commercial litigation. She founded the Blacha Law Office in 2012. The focus of her practice is on divorce, family and probate.
Ashley Bump, Director
Ashley M. Bump received her undergraduate degree in International Studies in 2005 from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She graduated cum laude from DePaul University College of Law in December 2011. While at DePaul, she was co-vice president of Phi Delta Phi legal honor society. Ashley is an associate attorney with Edgerton and Edgerton where she practices in the areas of commercial litigation, collections, and real estate. She is a new lawyer director on the DCBA Board of Directors and is a two-time participant in Judge's Nite.
Nancy Kasko, Director
Nancy Kasko earned her Bachelor Degree from Northern Illinois in Finance. Early in her career Ms. Kasko worked in the finance industry for Fortune 500 companies such as Hewlett Packard and Westinghouse Electric .Ms. Kasko attended The John Marshall Law School in Chicago where she attained her Juris Doctorate. On January 1, 2017, Ms. Kasko became a partner at Larson & Greenberg Law Group, located in LaGrange IL., to head up and grow their Family Law Division. Ms. Kasko is also a CCR certified mediator and spent the majority of her training resolving civil disputes in Cook County. Ms. Kasko is passionate about the practice of family law and uses her mediation skills to help clients amicably resolve their disputes. Ms. Kasko is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Kane County Bar Association, The DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, and Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Society.
Elizabeth Pope, Director
In 1992, Liz graduated from Saint Mary's College Notre Dame, Indiana with a B.A. in 1999, She graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School Lansing, MI. Liz is a solo practitioner at the Law Offices of Elizabeth A. Pope. She is the immediate Past President of the Current President of the DuPage Justinian Society of Lawyers and held the following positions: DCBA Associate General Counsel for 2008-2009; DCBA Board of Directors (Past), Chair of Law Day Committee (2006-2007) and (2010-2011), Chair of New Lawyers Committee for 2004-2005, Planning Committee (2009-2010) and Professional Responsibility Chair for 2008-2009.
Monique O'Toole, Director
Monique O’Toole is an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Child Support Enforcement Unit of the Dupage County State’s Attorney’s Office. Previously, she was in private practice, was an assistant attorney general, and a DuPage assistant state’s attorney. She is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, the Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Family Support Enforcement Association. Monique received her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 1992 and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in 1989.
Raleigh D. Kalbfleisch, Immediate Past President.
Raleigh received her B.S. from Purdue University in 1993 and graduated from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2001. She spent her 3L year of law school at Chicago-Kent as a visiting student. Raleigh is a solo practitioner in Wheaton, IL where she practices primarily in the areas of family law, appeals, probate and contract review. Raleigh has also served as Guardian ad litem in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit. Before being admitted to the Illinois Bar, Raleigh interned for Magistrate Judge Holly Fitzsimmons – United States District Court, Bridgeport, Connecticut, the U.S. Attorney’s Office- Bridgeport, Connecticut and in Connecticut State Court in the Domestic Relations Division. Raleigh started her legal career with Calabrese Associates. In 2006, Raleigh started her solo practice. In addition to her private practice, from 2006 to 2008, Raleigh was a Special Assistant State’s Attorney for DuPage County in the Expedited Child Support Division.
Raleigh is a sustaining member of the DCBA and a member of the DCBA Family Law Committee and the ISBA. She is a current Editorial Board member and past Editor-in-Chief for the DCBA Brief legal journal and currently serves as the Treasurer of the DuPage Bar Foundation Board. Raleigh is a New Lawyer Mentor and a mentor for CCSD 93 School District. She is the recipient of the DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service Pro Bono Award for 2005-2006 and 2012-2013.