CHICAGO, May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lake Toback, a top divorce and family law firm in the state, is pleased to announce that associate Sean M. Hamann, Esq., will be presented with the Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service for his work in Salazar-Garcia V. Galvan-Pinelo, a case that dealt with interpretation of Mexican law in relation to the Hague Convention.
Hamann will receive the award at the Seventeenth Annual Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service Award Ceremony on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
Lake Toback is a premier firm specializing in the skilled management of child cases, including custody, visitation, and paternity. Hamann concentrates his practice in complex family law litigation, particularly in matters of financial disputes, child custody and support. He has drafted appellate briefs before the First District, Second District, and Third District of Illinois, as well as the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as appeared at the trial level throughout the state and in the Manhattan Family Court.
The Federal Judge on the case, Hon. Edmond E. Chang, nominated the attorneys on both sides for their impressive pro bono work throughout the extensive litigation. The case was an international custody dispute regarding which country, Mexico or the United States, had jurisdiction and whether the child at issue was properly in the US.
Along with Hamann, Marc Kadish and Joseph Callahan from the law firm of Mayer Brown, will also be recognized with the award. Mayer Brown was appointed by the Court as pro bono attorneys for the defendant and asked Lake Toback to co-counsel, due to their expertise in family law.
"It is truly an honor to receive this award," says Hamann. "It is a tribute to the hard work put forth, on both sides. At Lake Toback, we strive to work as hard as we can to secure favorable outcomes for all of our clients, knowing that when they come to us, it is oftentimes for the most important litigation they will face in their lives. I am grateful to Judge Chang and the selection committee for their recognition. While there were many qualified nominees, this award signifies the dedication that we have for each of our clients, regardless of their station in life," he says.
The law firm of Lake Toback serves clients throughout Illinois, but is focused primarily on those in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, McHenry and Will Counties. For more information about Lake Toback, visit www.laketoback.com
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