Cecilia Horan Elected as Vice President of Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago

October 14, 2014

The national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is pleased to announce Chicago partner Cecilia A. Horan was elected Vice President of the Executive Board of the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC). Ms. Horan previously served on the Board of Directors for LAGBAC for four years.

Ms. Horan focuses her practice in defense of cases involving personal injury, premises liability, products liability and the representation of insurance companies in determination of claims for coverage. She has represented major insurance companies, transportation providers, machinery and product manufacturers, management services providers and property owners and managers.

Dedicated to local politics and educating both the public and legal professionals about issues impacting the LGBTIQ community, Ms. Horan frequently participates in panels and presentations regarding LGBT equality, including "LGBT Equality and the Law," as part of Hinshaw University in April 2014, and "The Fight For Marriage Equality in Illinois, Darby v. Orr," as part of Citywide Pride in June 2013.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as a Vice President of the Executive Board of the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago,” said Ms. Horan. “I look forward to continuing the fight for equality and inclusion throughout the legal community and beyond.”

In addition to her affiliation with LAGBAC, Ms. Horan is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Association of Trial Defense Counsel. She holds a J.D., with honors, from The John Marshall Law School and a B.A., with honors, from Columbia College. Ms. Horan has been with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP since 1997.

LAGBAC is a professional association of lawyers, judges, law students and legal professionals that offers members a range of leadership opportunities within the legal community as well as the overall social LGBTIQ community. Through educational initiative, the purpose of LAGBAC is to increase the awareness of the public, the legal profession, and the judicial system about legal issues of particular concern to the LGBTIQ community.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with approximately 500 attorneys providing coordinated legal services across the United States and in London. Hinshaw lawyers partner with businesses, governmental entities and individuals to help them effectively address legal challenges and seize opportunities. Founded in 1934, the firm represents clients in complex litigation and in regulatory and transactional matters.