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Final Round Judges

Judge Richard P. GoldenhershAppellate Judge Richard P. Goldenhersh Fifth District, was born July 16, 1944, in East St. Louis. He attended Washington University, receiving his A.B. degree in 1966 and his J.D. degree in 1969. After seven years in private practice, Judge Goldenhersh was appointed an Associate Judge of the 20th Judicial Circuit in 1975 and became a Circuit Judge in 1982. He served as Circuit Judge until joining the Appellate Court in 1988.

He is a member of the St. Clair County and Illinois State Bar Associations and former President of the Illinois Judges' Association. Judge Goldenhersh is a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Complex Litigation, the ISBA Section Council on Civil Practice and Procedure, and former chairperson of the Associate Judge Coordinating Committee. He is married, and he and his wife, Barbara, have two children.

C. William Hinnant, Jr.William Hinnant, Jr., MD, JD, DABU, FCLM,is a partner in the firm Medicolegal Consultants, LLC, of Anderson, SC. and also President-Elect at The American College of Legal Medicine.

His practice focuses on credentialing and peer review matters, medical malpractice, fraud and abuse and general health law. He serves as Associate Counsel for the American College of Legal Medicine and chairs its Ethics Committee.

Attorney Hinnant has authored amicus briefs and regulatory comments on behalf of several physicians' organizations and has argued peer review matters in the trial and appellate courts of several states. He has represented and/or advised over 200 physicians in administrative, civil and criminal matters.

William Hinnant Jr. of Hinnant Medical & Law Offices, LLC, is a licensed physician as well as a licensed attorney and a member of the American College of Legal Medicine, for which he is also general counsel. He represents medical professionals in Anderson, South Carolina, and the surrounding areas, as well as all over the country, for professional licensing, peer review hearings, administrative defense and credentialing. He has helped hundreds of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals save their licenses so they can continue to do what they love.

Reona DalyMagistrate Judge Reona Daly, United States District Court, Southern District of Illlinois for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. She has served in this position since September 9, 2011. 

Reona Daly is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) in Business Administration and English. She obtained her Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Ms. Daly has served as Associate General Counsel for Southern Illinois University in Carbondale since 2010.

Prior to serving as Associate General Counsel, Ms. Daly worked as a Senior Associate at the law firm of Sandberg Phoenix and von Gontard from 2005 to 2010.

Ms Daly also served as an Assistant Illinois Attorney General in the General Law Bureau from 2000 to 2004.