ISBA

Golden Rises in Hierarchy of State Bar Organization

West Dundee attorney Loren S. Golden has been elected third vice president of the Illinois State Bar Association. He will succeed though the ISBA executive offices from third vice president to second vice president to first president, serving as president in 2002-03.

Golden has served six years on the ISBA Board of Governors and chairs the special committee on Professional Fulfillment. He was elected to the Board of Governors in 1993, served as ISBA treasurer in 1994-95 and has been a member of the Tort Law Section Council and Committee on Media Law.

A 1968 graduate of the Drake University Law School, Golden entered private practice in Kane County in 1978. For the past 18 years, Golden has practiced law in the West Dundee area. He concentrates in the personal injury and family transactional matters.

A jazz pianist, Golden performs with the Elgin Community College Jazz Ensemble, appearing with various nationally known guest artists, including a recent performance with Arturo Sandoval.

Golden and his wife, Judge Patricia Piper Golden, and their two sons live in West Dundee.


West Dundee, IL Attorney Takes ISBA Post

West Dundee attorney Loren S. Golden has been elected third vice president of the Illinois State Bar Association. He will succeed through the executive offices until he serves as president in 2002-03.

"I'm thrilled and honored," Golden said of the recent announcement. "This is the culmination of a dream I've had."

Golden, 56, has served six years on the ISBA Board of Governors and chairs the Special Committee on Professional Fulfillment. He was elected to the board in 1993, served as treasurer and secretary and has been a member of the Tort Law Section Council and Committee on Media Law.

Golden has practiced law in the area for the past 18 years. He and his wife, Judge Patricia Piper Golden, are raising two sons.

A native of Kewanee, Ill., Golden was Carroll County state's attorney from 1972 to 1976. Creativity and the arts run in his family. Golden is a jazz pianist and his daughter, Julie, works in Hollywood as a movie producer. Golden, who has been playing the piano since age 4, played professionally while attending Drake University Law School.

Golden is still involved in music. He performs with the Elgin Community College Jazz Ensemble, appearing with various nationally known guest artists, including a recent performance with Arturo Sandoval.

"I need music to nourish my soul," he said.


Loren S. Golden Elected as ISBA President

West Dundee attorney Loren S. Golden, a member of the ISBA Board of Governors for the past six years, has been elected third vice president. He will be installed as president of the Illinois State Bar Association in June 2002.

Golden topped Benjamin F. Edwards of East St. Louis by a tally of 3,585 to 2,454 in the election that concluded May 10. Although the total vote of 6,039 was the lowest in the past decade for a two-candidate election, Golden's 59.4 percent majority was the highest in recent years.

Loren Golden, the new ISBA third vice president-elect, will take office this month during the 123rd Annual Meeting in the Grand Geneva Resort at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. After admission to the Illinois Bar in 1969, Golden opened a practice in Mt. Carroll. He was Carroll County state's attorney from 1972 until 1976, the year he married another local attorney, Patricia Piper.

Ironically, Patricia Piper Golden succeeded Loren Golden as Carroll County state's attorney in 1976, and after two years accepted an offer to be a Kane County prosecutor. She now is a judge of the 16th Circuit.

Relocating in West Dundee, Loren Golden became a partner of Benedict Schwartz II in a firm that eventually expanded to Schwartz, Golden, Golden & Ryan. He later practiced with Brady & Jensen in Elgin until 1997, when he opened his office in West Dundee.

In addition to his service on the Board of Governors, he chairs the Special Committee on Professional Fulfillment, an initiative to restore collegiality to the practice of law and to enhance the balance between the lawyer's personal and professional lives.



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