On November 8, 2018, the Law Firm of Spesia & Taylor welcomed its newest attorney, Jonathan W. Powell, to both the firm and the Illinois Bar.
The swearing-in ceremony was an intimate affair hosted by the Illinois State Bar Association at the Joliet Renaissance Center. The Joliet Police Department’s Drum and Bugle corps provided a grand and exciting opening to the ceremony and the Will County Sherriff’s office presented the colors before 29 candidates for admission swore their oaths of attorney.
Dignitaries from the Illinois Supreme Court, the Illinois Third District Court of Appeals, the 12th Judicial Circuit of Will County, and the Illinois and Will County Bar Associations were in attendance. The speakers at the ceremony included Justice Thomas L. Kilbride (Illinois Supreme Court), Justice William E. Holdridge (Illinois Third District Court of Appeals), and the Honorable Richard C. Schoenstedt (Chief Judge, 12th Judicial Circuit of Will County).
According to Spesia, “I was honored to be present at Jon’s swearing-in ceremony in Joliet and wish Jon all of the best as he embarks on his legal career at Spesia & Taylor. The ceremony will be a memorable one for Jon and the other new attorneys, as they heard inspirational and practical wisdom from both Justices Kilbride and Holdridge. Jon is a great addition to the Firm and we could not be more pleased that he now joins our Team as a practicing attorney.”