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NWSBA Calls on Attorney Gary Newland to Lead as President: Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi Joins Virtual Cocktail Party to Celebrate the New Board and Their Diversity

Gary A. Newland

The Northwest Suburban Bar Association (NWSBA)’s incoming President Attorney Gary A. Newland of Newland & Newland, LLP celebrated the installation of new officers and board members at a Zoom cocktail party with over 50 guests on June 18. The officers were sworn in on June 11 outside the temporarily closed 3rd Municipal District Courthouse in Rolling Meadows with masks on. The virtual cocktail party had many highlights, including the honoring of a past NWSBA president, Attorney James P. Tatooles for his 56 years of service. James has been an active trial lawyer for the past 50 years.

Also in attendance at the Zoom Installation Cocktail Party was Attorney and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, the U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 8th congressional district. He was first elected in 2016 to succeed Tammy Duckworth, who gave up the seat to successfully run for the U.S. Senate. Congressman Krishnamoorthi serves on the House Oversight Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The Congressman was presented the Truth to Power award from President Newland for his service to the community.

The NWSBA 2020-2021 executive board is made up of a dynamic group of individuals from different ethnicities, backgrounds, and practice areas. The executive board members include the following attorneys: 1st Vice President Mohammad Ahmad; 2nd Vice President Kenneth Apicella; Treasurer Anthony Calzaretta; and Secretary Stephanie Garces Donat. In addition, Attorney Dave Sax will serve as Parliamentarian; Attorney George Sachs will be back-up Parliamentarian; and the attorney for the Association is Adam Berger.

According to Newland, the NWSBA is committed to helping members master new technologies in order to move society forward under the rule of law. Newland stated under his leadership, “The NWSBA will embrace innovation and change to educate, inform, and help our members manage the shifting of the court process under what appears to be almost daily rule changes. Together, we will continue to provide the highest quality of legal services to the citizens of northwest suburban Chicago.” Newland also looks forward to leading the Association through the challenges created by COVID-19.


In 1960, the Articles of Incorporation were signed and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association (NWSBA) was formed. The NWSBA is a local, voluntary bar association serving the northwest suburbs of Chicago. With over 600 members, they are dedicated to improving the quality of life in the community by inspiring excellence in the practice of law.

To learn more about the NWSBA, visit https://www.nwsba.org/

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