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90 Year Old Chicago Law Firm Supports Polish Lawyers Association

Teller, Levit & Silvertrust, PC has provided The Advocates Society (one of the oldest ethnic bar association in the U.S. comprised of lawyers of Polish descent or affinity) with volunteer support by two prominent members of the firm, one serving as the Society’s President in 2009/2010.

Chicago, IL, March 20, 2010 --( Now celebrating 90 years of continuous operation since it first opened its doors, the Chicago firm of Teller, Levit & Silvertrust, PC continues its tradition of service to local, regional and national legal organizations. Joanna Kielczewski Kellogg (as senior associate at Teller, Levit) is the immediate past president of the Advocates Society in Chicago.

“The greatest gift my parents gave me was the Polish language, which has allowed me to assist others in their native tongue through my legal work and my community involvement with The Advocates Society.” stated Ms. Kellogg.

Ms. Kellogg received her J.D. from Chicago Kent College of Law, where she also served as Chief Justice of the International Law Moot Court Honor Society. In addition to all the time she devotes to work and the Society, she continues to participate as a judge in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Also lending time and expertise to the Advocates Society was Kevin E. Posen, Vice President of Teller, Levit & Silvertrust. Mr. Posen graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1983. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1990 from The John Marshall Law School of Chicago.

At a recent meeting of the Advocates Society, Mr. Posen was their featured continuing legal education speaker (Attorneys practicing in Illinois are required to take such classes in order to maintain their law licenses). He addressed the membership on the topic of commercial collections and the processes involved with collecting a judgment. Mr. Posen routinely shares his expertise as a speaker and panel member with many groups and organizations, such as: NACM Midwest Credit, National Transportation Revenue Management Group, and the CLLA (Commercial Law League of America).

Mr. Posen is a member of the CLLA and an Associate Member of its Commercial Collection Agency Association along with the International Association of Commercial Collectors, Illinois Creditors Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Association (committee member of the Commercial Litigation, Civil Practice and Municipal Department Committees), DuPage County Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association. Kevin also serves on the CLLA’s Midwest Regional Council and will be its Chair in 2011.

Mr. Posen said” “I am happy to be able to contribute to an association of attorneys that not only works for the betterment of the law but upholds the culture of my ethnic heritage”

About: Teller, Levit and Silvertrust, P.C. (founded in 1920 by Caroll Teller, Lewis Levit and Leon Silvertrust) has specialized in the practice of commercial law since its inception. From its headquarters in the heart of Chicago, TL&S serves commercial creditors throughout the United States, as well as internationally. The client roster reflects a wide spectrum of businesses, including publicly held corporations, insurance companies, financial institutions, leasing companies, shopping center owners, manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers, closely held companies, law firms, accounting firms and commercial collection agencies. Where others have come and gone, TL&S stands alone as the premier collection law firm in the Midwest, having achieved this position by combining a tradition of service with the most advanced technology, to satisfy the needs and demands of today's sophisticated user of legal services facing the challenges of the global economy in the 21st Century. More information about the firm can be found on their website,

About the Advocates Society: First established in 1931, The Advocates Society is comprised of students, lawyers, and judges of Polish descent -- a Chicago-area ethnic bar association with membership available to any person in the United States authorized to practice law who is of Polish descent or possesses an affinity for Polish culture. The Society engages and actively participates in an extensive program of professional, educational, and social activities. The Society’s mission is to provide educational programs, opportunities for pro bono projects, networking and fellowship with persons of common heritage. To learn more about the society, visit their website at


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Mark V. Matz
Teller, Levit & Silvertrust
11 East Adams Street, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60603
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