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"How clean is clean? Basics of buying formerly polluted properties." Amy Lynn Strege presented on this topic at the Chicago Title Insurance Company CLE Program. (September 19, 2014)

“Dog Kennels, Urban Chickens, and Potbellied Pigs, Oh My! Animal Zoning Issues.” Anna E. Finn Vinson presented on this topic at the Chicago Title Insurance Company CLE Program. (September 19, 2014)

“Legal aspects of starting a business.” Amy Lynn Strege presented on this topic at the Referrals Express Chapter of the Business Networking International (BNI). (April 24, 2014)

“Municipal Animal Ordinances.” Anna E. Finn Vinson spoke at the live webcast put on by the Animal Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association. (March 11, 2014).

“Fixing Bad Buildings.” Amy Lynn Strege presented on this topic at the WCRT meeting. (March 2, 2014)

“Environmental Law Basics.” Amy Lynn Strege presented on this topic at the Lake County Bar Association’s Young and New Lawyers Committee Meeting (January 9, 2014).

“Small Claims, Big Impacts: Part 2.” Amy Lynn Strege authored this article, published in The Docket, Vol. 20, No. 11, November 2013 (a publication of the Lake County Bar Association).

"An Interview with Judge Wallace "Wally" Dunn (Ret.)." Amy Lynn Strege authored this article, published in The Docket, Vol. 20, No. 6, June 2013 (a publication of the Lake County Bar Association).

“The Saga of 128 N. West Street.” Nada Finn, wife of Newton E. Finn, authored this article about our unique office building, published in Wild Ones Journal, Vol 26, No. 2, March/April 2013.

“Taxing Lease Receipts: New Home Rule Revenue Stream” Newton E. Finn & Anna E. Finn Vinson presented on this topic at Lake County Bar Association’s Local Government Committee Meeting (February 19, 2013)

“Municipal Liability and the Endangered Species Act.”  Amy Lynn Strege presented on this topic at the Lake County Bar Association’s Local Government Committee Meeting (February 19, 2013).

“Small Claims, Big Impacts: Part 1.” Amy Lynn Strege authored this article, published in The Docket, Vol. 19, No. 12, December 2012 (a publication of the Lake County Bar Association).

“A Day at the Zoo:  How Animal Law Matters Impact Your Legal Practice.”  Anna E. Finn Vinson & Amy Lynn Strege co-authored this article, published in The Docket, Vol. 28, No. 11, November 2011 (a publication of the Lake County Bar Association).  They also presented on this topic at the Lake County Bar Association’s Local Government Committee Meeting (October 21, 2011) and at the Lake County Bar Association’s CLE Buffet (June 13, 2012)  

“Information Please.”  Amy Lynn Strege presented on this topic at the Slapped, Zoned, Ticketed, & Fined 2012 Local Government Seminar (April 26, 2012).

“Reasonable Doubt:  A Lawyer Provides a Gripping Eyewitness Account of the Holly Staker Murder Trial—and What Went Wrong.”  Newton E. Finn authored this article, published in North Shore magazine, May 1994.  He received a Herman Kogan Meritorious Achievement Award for legal journalism for this publication.

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Attorney Newton E. Finn has retired as of August 1, 2015, after 36 years of law practice in Lake County, Illinois. He remains active in GreenTown Waukegan, Inc. and other community organizations and retains an active interest in legal and governmental issues. Mr. Finn, an ordained minister, is continuing is work as an author, focusing on social and religious commentary.

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babyAttorney Anna E. Finn Vinson and her husband welcomed their first child, Claire Hannah Vinson on April 1, 2015.


Amy Strege had the honor of being selected as the legal services panel member for the Good $ense Radio Show, part of the Good $ense Movement, Christian financial education curriculum that uses biblical principles to help transform finances and transform lives. Her contribution is to be the legal services professional on the panel of experts. You can find podcasts of recent episodes at goodsensemovement.org or you can tune in each Sunday at 3PM on 1160 AM to hear the latest broadcast.


Amy StregeRecently our firm was honored when Attorney Amy Strege was recognized as the Lake County Bar Association's Outstanding Young Lawyer. In an overflow celebration reception on February 27, 2015 at the ExMoor Country Club, Attorney Amy Strege and Appellate Court Justice Mary Seminara-Schostok were cited for their outstanding contributions to the Lake County legal community.
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