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FIRM PROFILE


Meet Our Team

Tom and Paul started Hawbecker & Garver, LLC in 2003.  They met in law school at The Ohio State University where both claim they tutored the other.  Working with the Hawbecker & Garver team Paul and Tom represent clients in Real Estate and Estate Planning.

Attorney Thomas Hawbecker

Attorney Thomas Hawbecker graduated magna cum laude from Winona State University. He received his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College Of Law. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, The Illinois Bar Association and its Real Estate Law Committee. Thomas is admitted to the bar in Illinois.




Attorney Paul Garver

Attorney Paul Garver graduated with a B.A from Miami University. He received his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College Of Law. Paul received his Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution and co-authored the award winning Planning Mediation Programs: A Deskbook for Common Pleas Judges. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, and The Illinois Bar Association. Paul is admitted to the bar in Illinois.
 

Attorney Lynn Graham

Lynn joined Hawbecker & Garver in 2009.  She graduated cum laude with her undergraduate from Augustana College. She graduated cum laude and received her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.  Lynn's primary practice area is Real Estate.  She heads the real estate department and helps with troubleshooting difficult files.  Lynn is admitted to the bar in Illinois and is a member of the Illinois and DuPage Bar Associations.  She was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2014 and 2015 and an Emerging Lawyer in 2015 and  2016.

 
 

Attorney Melissa Grisoni

Melissa joined the Hawbecker & Garver team in 2011.  She graduated with a B.A. from Roosevelt University.  She received her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law where she was Executive Articles Editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review.  Melissa practices Estate Planning and Estate Administration.  From basic wills to complex trusts with estate tax planning, Melissa helps clients with all aspects of their estate plans.  She has also represented executors, trustees, and beneficiaries in the successful administration of trust estates and probate cases in DuPage, Cook, Kane, and Will Counties.  Melissa is a member of WealthCounsel and of the DuPage County Estate Planning Council.  Melissa is admitted to the bar in Illinois.


Attorney Kirk Langefeld

Kirk Langefeld graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BS in Business Administration in 2001.  He received his J.D. with Honors from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2004. Kirk’s practice is focused on estate planning and administration, real estate and corporate transactions.  Kirk works closely with Paul, Tom and the real estate and estate planning teams.  Kirk is a member of the Oak Park/River Forest Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois State Bar Association.  Kirk is admitted to the Illinois Bar.
 

Attorney Themis Katris

Themis Katris graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS in Political Science and Criminology in 2011.  He received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 2014. Themis joined Hawbecker & Garver in 2016. His practice is focused on real estate transactions and works closely with Paul, Tom and the real estate team to smoothly transition the transaction from contract to close.  Themis is a member of the Illinois State, Chicago Bar and Hellenic Bar Associations.  Themis was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2015.  


Lili Cardona, Paralegal

Lili completed Northwestern College's ABA-Certified Paralegal Program in 2009. She joined Hawbecker & Garver in 2012 following seven years of real estate experience at two well respected law offices in the Chicagoland area. Lili assists the attorneys in our office with all aspects of the real estate transaction, including scheduling closings, and keeping current real estate transactions on track.




Amanda Izzi, Paralegal

Amanda graduated from Illinois State University in 2002 with a BS in Criminal Justice Sciences.  She joined the Hawbecker & Garver team in 2015 following thirteen years of experience as a real estate paralegal/title closer.  Amanda assists the attorneys in our office with all aspects of the real estate sale files including title clearance, document preparation, closing figures and coordinating Municipal Transfer Stamps.



Anita Tallon, Paralegal

Anita joined Hawbecker & Garver in 2016 following twelve years of real estate experience at two well respected law offices in the south-western suburbs. In addition to various tasks around the office such as marketing and planning our firm parties, Anita assists the attorneys in our office with all aspects of the real estate transaction including inputting contracts and ordering title as well as coordinating Municipal Transfer Stamps for purchases.  Anita also assists Melissa in Estate Planning. 


Arianna Listecki, Paralegal

Arianna graduated from Western Illinois University with a B.A. in Political Science and Criminal Justice in 2015. She joined Hawbecker & Garver in 2016 with a background in bankruptcy and foreclosure. Arianna assists the attorneys in our office with all aspects of the real estate transaction including incoming and outgoing correspondence, assembling real estate binders and greeting visitors.