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IDC Rising Star Award

Elizabeth K. Barton

Stacy Crabtree 

Rising Star
Award Recipients

The 2016 IDC Rising Star Award was presented to two outstanding members this year – Elizabeth K. Barton and Stacy Crabtree.

Chicago attorney Elizabeth K. Barton of Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer distinguished herself through her involvement with the Young Lawyers Division. In addition she has been actively involved with the IDC Board of Directors, Spirit of the Season fundraiser, coordinating seminars for young lawyers, and writing for the IDC Quarterly.

“I am honored to be receiving such an important award as a Rising Star. I am grateful for the recognition and for what the IDC has given me. I look forward to serving on the Board and giving back to this tremendous group of lawyers,” said Ms. Barton.

President Troy A. Bozarth of HeplerBroom LLC, Edwardsville, remarks “Liz continues to relentlessly work to better the IDC and the legal community. Liz is such a wonderful ambassador for the IDC and has represented us so well her in Illinois as well as nationally. She truly is a star for the IDC.”
President Bozarth commented that the awards committee was also very impressed with the work of Stacy Crabtree of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria.

“Stacy has contributed so much to the IDC over the past several years. Stacy’s work on behalf of the IDC and the legal community has set her apart from her peers and we are proud to name her an IDC Rising Star,” said President Bozarth.

Ms. Crabtree distinguished herself by serving as a columnist for the IDC Quarterly since 2014. In addition, she is a co-founder of her firm’s associate skills training program, and is active in a number of associations and legal education programs. Ms. Crabtree was also named to the Leading Lawyers Emerging Lawyers list in 2015 and 2016 and received the “40 Leaders Under Forty” award from InterBusiness Issues magazine in 2014.

“I admire so many of my colleagues at IDC who share concern for the future of the law, are willing to take action, and always maintain civility. So, to receive this recognition from an association that I hold in such high regard is truly an honor. Thank you, IDC, for creating opportunities for young attorneys to contribute and be recognized throughout the state,” remarked Crabtree.

Elizabeth K. Barton is a litigation associate at Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer in Chicago. She graduated from The John Marshall Law School in 2008, where she was an editor on the Law Review. Ms. Barton represents municipalities and local governmental entities in civil rights lawsuits. Her clients include cities, villages, park districts, school districts, and individual government employees.

Stacy Crabtree is an associate in the Peoria office of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen P.C. She represents businesses, not-for-profits, and governmental entities in commercial and tort litigation in state and federal court. She also assists clients with commercial transactions, corporate governance, and compliance issues. Stacy received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Florida Coastal School of Law and B.A., summa cum laude, from Bradley University.

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