Kathleen Pine Appointed to Commission on Professionalism

Kathy Pine head shotThe Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is pleased to announce that the Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Kathleen L. Pine to the Commission on Professionalism. Pine is an attorney based in Carbondale, Ill. Her term as a Commissioner was effective August 20, 2021.

Pine replaces former Commissioner Cynthia L. Fountaine, previously of Carbondale, Ill., who was named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law.

“I am delighted to welcome Kathy to the Commission and look forward to working with her to promote among lawyers and judges in Illinois greater integrity, professionalism, and civility,” said Martin Sinclair, Chair of the Commission on Professionalism. “I would also like to thank Cindy Fountaine for the wisdom and guidance she’s shared over the past seven years as a Commissioner, especially her leadership as Chair of our Education Committee. On behalf of the Commission, I wish her the best in this next chapter of her life.”

Pine has over 35 years of experience representing hospitals and physicians in medical malpractice cases in Illinois and Missouri. She has been an attorney at Sandberg Phoenix since 1984 and a shareholder since 1989.

In 2003, Pine opened Sandberg Phoenix’s first branch office in Carbondale, Ill. The office serves central and southern Illinois by offering legal advice and defense to businesses, hospitals, and physicians.

Pine is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Jackson County Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, Sandberg Phoenix Diversity Committee, and various federal bar associations. She is also an active member and past President of the Southern Illinois Inn of Court.

She holds a J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law and a B.A. from Illinois State University.

About the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism was established by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2005 under Supreme Court Rule 799(c) to foster increased civility, professionalism, and inclusiveness among lawyers and judges in Illinois. By advancing the highest standards of conduct among lawyers and judges, the Commission works to better serve clients and society alike. For more information, please visit 2Civility.org and follow us on Twitter @2CivilityOrg.

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