Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 30, 2012
Marillac St. Vincent Family Services recently honored Douglass G. Hewitt, a partner at Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno, P.C. (KFTR), with its Outstanding Volunteer Award at the organization’s fifth annual Beacon of Hope luncheon.
Each year, the Beacon of Hope celebration recognizes extraordinary supporters of the child development and social service programs Marillac provides to Chicago’s communities. Hewitt, a Marillac board member and a 20-year volunteer, was one of three distinguished award recipients. Among his many contributions to the organization, Hewitt founded a mentoring program that has served underprivileged young men for more than 15 years.
With Hewitt’s leadership and the dedication of volunteer mentors and role models, the program has helped guide many participants through high school and into college.
At KFTR, Hewitt handles commercial and employment litigation matters for businesses from a variety of industries. He has successfully represented clients in jury and bench trials involving complex commercial disputes and numerous administrative proceedings and governmental investigations involving alleged discrimination or retaliation under U.S. anti-discrimination statutes. Hewitt has also successfully argued appeals before the Illinois Supreme and Appellate courts and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in cases involving employment discrimination, consumer fraud, insurance and other business matters.
The Beacon of Hope luncheon, held at the Union League Club of Chicago, drew more than 350 guests. Author Alex Kotlowitz was the keynote speaker, and the event’s fundraising activities focused on the continuing need to provide children's tuition assistance and ensure that children will continue to receive high-quality, low-cost child care through Marillac St. Vincent Family Services.
About Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno, P.C.
Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno, P.C. offers complex litigation services and sophisticated transactional representation, turning problems into solutions. With extensive resources to address virtually any type of business or liability matter, the firm is able to integrate their legal team’s skills, knowledge and experience to achieve creative solutions with superior results.
Their experienced attorneys have earned a reputation for representing client interests ethically and economically. To accomplish this, KFTR maintains close working relationships with its clients and pairs the firm’s areas of experience with client needs.
Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno, P.C. is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.