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Steven Hunter Named Illinois Bar Association’s 2012 Young Lawyer of the Year

CHICAGO, ILL. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Steven V. Hunter, a partner in the Firm's Chicago office has been named Young Lawyer of the Year by the Illinois Bar Association's ("ISBA") Young Lawyers Division.

The Young Lawyer of the Year award is given based on a nominee's achievements in the practice of law, contributions to the advancement of the legal profession and service to the community. The award is given annually to two outstanding young lawyers (one in Cook County and one outside of Cook County) who are members in good standing of the Illinois State Bar Association and have not yet reached the age of 36. Hunter was nominated by Peter Sarasek, partner in the Firm's Real Estate Group. The award will be presented during the ISBA's Annual Meeting on June 15 in Fontana, WI.

Hunter is a trial lawyer with first-chair experience representing corporations and lending institutions in commercial, banking, real estate and construction litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. He holds an ACEDS e-discovery "specialist" certification and has significant experience assisting clients in managing high-volume ESI production and computer forensic analysis. He has been named a "Rising Star" in the area of Business Litigation by Illinois Super Lawyers, an "Exceptional Young Lawyer" by the Chicago Bar Association, one of the "Nation's Best Advocates" by the National Bar Association, and one of the "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 To Watch," by Chicago Lawyer magazine and The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He authors a monthly column on e-discovery for Inside Counsel Magazine and co-chairs the Chinatown Legal Clinic (among many other civic endeavors). Hunter earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his undergraduate degree from Brown University (Economics/Political Science).

About ISBA's Young Lawyers Division
The ISBA Young Lawyers Division serves as a resource for young lawyers practicing in Illinois to develop, enhance, and foster a balanced professional life. It consists of all ISBA members under age 36 and members admitted to practice under 5 years.

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