SIULAW alum, Robert Bodach ’06, named the next President of the Will County Bar Association

July 07, 2021 , The Herald News | Felix Sarver


An attorney for a Joliet law firm has been named the next president of the Will County Bar Association.

Robert Bodach will serve as the 97th president of the nonprofit organization, which serves Will County and its legal community, according to a news release from the Will County Bar Association.

Bodach served as director and officer of the organization for nearly a decade.

Bodach is a third-generation lawyer in Will County and his father, Robert C. Bodach, practiced in Joliet for nearly 50 years. His grandfathers, Lester L. Bodach, and Robert W. Thomas, were also members of the bar association. Thomas was a past president as well.

Bodach is an attorney for the Tomczak Law Group, a downtown Joliet firm run by Jeff Tomczak, who was the Will County state’s attorney in the early 2000s. Bodach’s practice with the firm focuses on criminal defense, personal injury and real estate.

Present for the swearing-in ceremony were Judge Donald DeWilkins and Erin Webster O’Brien, the past two presidents of the Will County Bar Association.

“I’m very proud to follow in the footsteps of Counselor Erin O’Brien and the Honorable Judge DeWilkins,” Bodach said in a statement.

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