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Mark Hassakis Appointed as New Alumni Regent for Northwestern University

Northwestern Alumni Association’s Board of Directors  has recently recommended for appointment Mark D. Hassakis from Mt. Vernon, Illinois, 1973 Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences graduate, as an Alumni Regent for the Greater St. Louis and Southern Illinois region.  Then president Kathryn Mlsna and University President and Professor Morton Schapiro welcomed Hassakis to his new Regent appointment for his four-year term.  His role is to serve as a University ambassador representing Northwestern at inaugurations of college and university presidents.  In his new role, Hassakis will be acting in an advisory capacity to the St. Louis Club and hopes to provide coordination with other club leadership, alumni admission council directors, alumni board members and other affiliated groups.

Hassakis has already begun planning to host a reception for the new 2021 frosh class and other prospective applicants, current students and recent alums in the late summer/early fall, 2017.  Such gatherings go far to welcome students to the Northwestern family and to answer all those student and parent queries not always set out in materials.  An additional event is being considered for 2018 with a sports, performing arts or journalist focus for prospective students.

Northwestern University currently enrolls approximately 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students at its primary campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois as well various satellite locations.  Northwestern is ranked 12th in the 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Ranking.  Hassakis now serves with approximately 19 fellow Regents across the world.

For additional information, Hassakis can be reached at [email protected] or at 618-534-1111.

 


 

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Victor Goines Quintet Event

Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. was the major sponsor for an “Incredible Evening with Jazz” by the Victor Goines Quintet at the Mitchell Museum Performance Hall/Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon on Saturday, February 11, 2017.  Victor Goines, an acclaimed reedist musician, has toured the world and recorded with notable artists such as Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton, and is a member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in New York and has performed with countless other national and international renowned musicians and orchestras.

In his professional career, Victor has served as artistic director of the Jazz program at Juilliard and is currently the director of Jazz studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  As a jazz aficionado and educator, Victor Goines excels as a saxophonist and clarinetist.

A sellout crowd was in attendance, numbering 230, this being the second occasion in which Victor Goines has traveled to Mt. Vernon, Illinois with the first of which concerts was 3 years ago.  In addition to Victor Goines, the remaining group members were JoAnn Daughtery, pianist; Emma Dayhuff, bass fiddle; Greg Artry, drums; and Don Vappie,banjo/guitar/vocalist. The Victor Goines quintet performed pop, rock n’roll, Latino and downhome New Orleans style music, with original compositions by Daughtery, Vappie and Goines.

Victor Goines and Wynton Marsalis have as their primary goals as artists to share Jazz and introduce grade schoolers to the music whenever and wherever they perform. On this occasion on the Friday before the Saturday concert, they packed the Casey Junior High gym in Mt. Vernon, Illinois with hundreds of students, teachers and onlookers for an interactive dialogue with young volunteers from the audience performing some of the basic principles of Jazz music.  The questions from the crowd of students were “non-stop” from schools in the region participating.   The Hassakis and Hassakis, P.C. law firm was excited to support this valuable teaching to the school children, but also the Incredible Evening of Jazz for adult travelers from the Chicago area (nearly 20), to those throughout all of Southern Illinois from Edwardsville to the Indiana border and from all points north in Illinois down to Carbondale to see and hear this over-the-top performance on Saturday.

 


 

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Mt. Vernon’s Got Talent

With the assistance and backing of the Downtown Mt. Vernon Development Corporation, and its ongoing efforts to restore and revitalize the downtown into a thriving business, dining, artistic entertainment and cultural area, Hassakis and Hassakis, P.C. was sole backer of “Mt. Vernon’s Got Talent.” The show commenced at 7:00 o’clock P.M. on Friday, February 10, 2017 at St. Mary’s Parish Hall and Gym with 60 guests in attendance to hear the dozen plus artists perform.  The effort provided modest cost entertainment for the community, showcasing a number of the rich amateur talents from the region.  All those in attendance were impressed with the range of talent offerings and the high skill levels of the performers in country, rock n’roll, pop, classical and gospel renditions by voice and instrument.  As the attendees gathered following the 90 minute show, nearly all asked that such a show be held again downtown next year.  So if you have a chance to see and know some outstanding regional, musical talent, please drop me an email at [email protected] for a possible show in 2018.

 


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Illinois Attorney Mark HassakisMark D. Hassakis, attorney and senior partner of the law firm Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C.  in Mt. Vernon, Illinois recently attended the Juvenile Justice Initiative (JJI) Board Retreat held at the Abraham Lincoln Home Conference Center in Springfield, Illinois on July 9-10, 2015.  JJI is a non-profit, non-partisan, inclusive statewide advocacy organization that establishes broad-based collaborations to achieve concrete improvements and lasting changes for youth in the justice system, consistent with the JJI mission statement – to transform the juvenile justice system in Illinois by reducing reliance on confinement, enhancing fairness for all youth, and developing a comprehensive continuum of community-based resources throughout the state.

JJI’s statewide approach to systemic reform for youth in the justice system begins with research and analysis, following a circular path linking policy development, policy education, network and coalition building, policy advocacy and policy evaluation and implementation assistance. This is a statewide board consisting of state/national leaders responsible for juvenile justice reform.  The Juvenile Justice Initiative has advanced numerous legislative reforms in Illinois to better our communities and our youth.  During the retreat discussions centered on the next important areas of concern and the best manner in which to present and effect solutions.  Hassakis has also been re-appointed as an Illinois State Bar Association member to the Child Law Section Council and the Diversity Leadership Council.

Hassakis is a trial attorney who represents injured victims in Southern Illinois and throughout the state.  He regularly sees clients in Mt. Vernon, Belleville, Marion, Effingham, Mt. Carmel, Olney, Vandalia, Joliet and Chicago.

For more information contact Mark D. Hassakis, Post Office Box 706, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

618-244-5335; [email protected]


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Illinois Attorney Mark HassakisMark D. Hassakis, attorney and senior partner of the law firm Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C.  In Mt. Vernon, Illinois has recently been appointed to the board of the Lawyers Trust Fund (LTF) of Illinois by the Illinois State Bar Association.  The Lawyers Trust Fund is governed by a nine member board of directors. The Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Supreme Court of Illinois each appoint three directors to the board. Additionally, a Justice of the Supreme Court is designated by the Chief Justice to serve as Court Liaison to the board.  LTF was established by the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Association in 1983. Subsequently the Illinois Supreme Court designated LTF to administer the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program and make grants to support the provision of legal aid throughout Illinois. Hassakis has also been re-appointed as an Illinois State Bar Association member to the Child Law Section Council and the Diversity Leadership Council.

Hassakis is a trial attorney who represents injured victims in Southern Illinois and throughout the state.  He regularly sees clients in Mt. Vernon, Belleville, Marion, Effingham, Mt. Carmel, Olney, Vandalia, Joliet and Chicago.

For more information contact Mark D. Hassakis, Post Office Box 706, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

618-244-5335; [email protected]


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2014-10-29_16-18-55Mark D. Hassakis, senior partner of the law firm Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. in Mt. Vernon, Illinois recently sponsored the 5th Annual Illinois Bar Foundation’s Lawyers Rock musical event held on March 5, 2015 at Double Door in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s net proceeds were equally shared between juvenile justice issues throughout the state through the M. Denny Hassakis Fund, and the general causes of the Illinois Bar Foundation.

Hassakis currently serves as a board member on the Juvenile Justice Initiative, and as a member of the Department of Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Juvenile Justice Leadership Council, and the Illinois State Bar Association Child Law Section Council.

Hassakis is a trial attorney who represents injured victims in Southern Illinois and throughout the state. He regularly sees clients in Mt. Vernon, Belleville, Marion, Effingham, Mt. Carmel, Olney, Vandalia, Joliet and Chicago.

For more information contact Mark D. Hassakis, Post Office Box 706, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Phone: 618-244-5335; Email: [email protected]


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2014-10-29_16-18-55Mark D. Hassakis, attorney and senior partner of the law firm Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. in Mt. Vernon, Illinois recently was invited and attended the National Leadership Summit on School Discipline and Climate in Washington, D.C. on October 6th and 7th. The Leadership Summit assisted in the development of concrete steps to further advance school discipline, positive climate and juvenile justice reforms for various states and communities, including Illinois.

The conference promoted positive approaches to ensure students’ rights to education and dignity with discussions centering on: best handling of truancy issues; cooperation between law enforcement and the schools; and disproportionate measures taken with youth that prevent or delay their education. Action steps were undertaken with leadership from Illinois’ State Board of Education and Administrative Office of the Courts and with contributions from social service providers and community leaders.

Hassakis currently serves as a board member on the Juvenile Justice Initiative, and as a member of the Department of Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Juvenile Justice Leadership Council, and the Illinois State Bar Association Child Law Section Council.

Hassakis is a trial attorney who represents injured victims in Southern Illinois and throughout the state. He regularly sees clients in Mt. Vernon, Belleville, Marion, Effingham, Mt. Carmel, Olney, Vandalia and Chicago.

For more information contact Mark D. Hassakis, Post Office Box 706, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Phone: 618-244-5335; Email: [email protected]


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Mark D. Hassakis (left), Candice C. Jones, Director of Department of Juvenile Justice (center) and Hon. George W. Timberlake (retired), Chair of the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission.

 

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Mark D. Hassakis, attorney and senior partner of the law firm Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. in Mt. Vernon, Illinois received an award from the Juvenile Justice Initiative, Illinois Association of Juvenile Justice Councils, Illinois Collaboration on Youth, Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, Illinois Juvenile Justice Leadership Council and the Illinois Models for Change, all conveners for their Re-Connecting the Pathways Conference held on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in Springfield, Illinois. The award is in recognition of Hassakis’ efforts and focus on juvenile justice issues in improving the administration of justice, enhancing public safety and improving outcomes for young people and communities in Illinois. Award winners in addition to Hassakis were Jim Covington of the Illinois State Bar Association who also won in the category “Adolescent Development and Trauma-Informed Practice” for his legislative efforts on behalf of youth; Mariame Kaba of Project NIA won the “Data and Evidence-driven System Responses” award; Tasha Wilkerson of Youth Outreach Services won the “Effective Alternatives to Detention and Incarceration award; and Mikva Challenge won the “Youth and Family Engagement and Law Enforcement/Youth/Community Partnerships” group category.   Hassakis currently serves as a board member on the Juvenile Justice Initiative, Department of Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Juvenile Justice Leadership Council, and the Illinois State Bar Association Child Law Section Council.

Hassakis is a trial attorney who represents injured victims in Southern Illinois and throughout Illinois. He regularly sees clients in Mt. Vernon, Belleville, Marion, Effingham, Mt. Carmel, Olney, Vandalia and Chicago.

For more information contact Mark D. Hassakis, Post Office Box 706, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

618/244-5335; [email protected]

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The law firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., with its principle office in Mt. Vernon (yet serving all of Illinois), is proud to announce Joshua Andrew Humbrecht has become a partner in the firm and James M. Ruppert has joined the law firm as an associate.

4276768_1Josh received his J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2009 and graduated magma cum laude.  During law school he was active in trial advocacy and clerked for an appellate court justice and at 2 local firms.    Josh began working for Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. as a law clerk in 2008 and was offered a position as an associate upon graduation.  In 2005, Josh received his bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University where he double majored in political science and history and was active in the mock trial program.  Josh grew up in New Lenox, Illinois where he graduated from Lincoln Way High School.  He is married to Monika Humbrecht and they live in Benton, Illinois with their infant son, Caden.

 

James Rupert

James M. Ruppert hails from Madison County, Illinois, having attended Alton Senior High School.  He later studied at Western Illinois University, majoring in political science graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 2010.  James obtained his J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2013.  James will focus exclusively in representing plaintiffs including injured workers, seniors, minors and others in civil litigation.  His focus will be in personal injury, wrongful death and workers’ compensation law.  James will practice in Illinois’ State and Federal Courts and before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Josh and James can both be reached at the offices of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. as well as senior partner Mark D. Hassakis.  Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. is entering its 64th year of service (founded in 1950), and maintains regular office hours in Mt. Vernon, Marion, Belleville, Vandalia, Olney, Mt. Carmel and Effingham.

Local Attorney Attends American Association For Justice Meeting

Mark D. Hassakis of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. of Mt. Vernon recently attended the mid-year convention in Miami where accomplished trial lawyers and experts from around the country discussed the latest developments in trial advocacy and specialized topics to better represent their clients.

The conference provided the opportunity to share ideas for strengthening the justice system and discussions of other issues important to the profession and to the public.

Hassakis focused his coursework during the five day conference on some of the following:

1. Successes in minor impact, connective tissue injury and premises liability cases;

2. Road safety issues in trucking, motor vehicle and bus and van collision cases; and

3. Trial techniques to overcome juror bias from discovery to jury selection and trial.

Specialized, in depth topics also included:  traumatic brain injury cases; chain stores discovery abuse tactics; handling meningitis cases; and non-CDL commercial motor vehicle crash cases.

Mark D. Hassakis is a trial attorney who represents injured victims throughout Southern Illinois and the adjacent areas.  He and the firm regularly see clients in Mt. Vernon, Belleville, Marion, Effingham, Mt. Carmel, Olney and Vandalia.  For more information contact Mark D. Hassakis, 206 South Ninth Street, Suite 201, Mt. Vernon, IL  62864.  Call 618.244.5335 or email to [email protected]

 


Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C.’s Josh A. Humbrecht Elected Jefferson County Bar Association President

Members of the Jefferson County Bar Association (JCBA) elected attorney Josh A. Humbrecht as the association’s president on November 1, 2012. Mr. Humbrecht, who is an associate at Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., was voted into office during the association’s final meeting in 2012. His one-year term commenced on January 1, 2013. Mr. Humbrecht has been an active member in the association since 2009 and just completed his position as treasurer.

 

When asked what it means to be elected as president of the JCBA, Mr. Humbrecht replied, “It’s a privilege to represent such an outstanding organization full of members that are active in Jefferson County, Illinois and who are willing to help the community, not just their individual clients.”

 

Mr. Humbrecht’s two main goals for his presidential year are: first, to maintain the association’s strong history of serving the community through charitable contributions and participation in volunteer positions seeking to improve Jefferson County; and secondly, Mr. Humbrecht said he plans to fully establish and move forward with the JCBA’s Mentor/Mentee program run through the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Professionalism. The program’s focus is to more fully support new Illinois attorneys. Mr. Humbrecht currently serves as Jefferson County’s liaison to the Illinois Supreme Court for the program.

 

Humbrecht encourages any newly admitted attorneys practicing law in Jefferson County or the surrounding area to contact him and enroll in the program and voluntarily join the JCBA as well. Any attorneys in practice for 6 years or greater that are interested in becoming mentors should contact him. The program provides both mentors and mentees with continuing legal education credits, as all attorneys must log yearly per Illinois Supreme Court rules.

 

Josh A. Humbrecht is a trial attorney who represents injured victims throughout Southern Illinois and the adjacent areas.  He regularly sees clients in Mt. Vernon, Belleville, Marion, Effingham, Mt. Carmel, Olney and Vandalia.  For more information contact Josh A. Humbrecht, Post Office Box 706, Mt. Vernon, IL  62864.  Call 618.244.5335 or email to [email protected]


 IBF present Mr. Hassakis with Distinguish Service to Law and Society Award

The Illinois Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association has bestowed its Distinguished Service to Law and Society Award on Mark D. Hassakis on December 14, 2012 at the Illinois Bar Foundation’s Fellows Breakfast during the Illinois State Bar Association/Illinois Judges’ Association Joint  Mid-Year Meeting at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.  This award is bestowed by the Foundation to a person who has made a significant contribution to law and society and a significant contribution to the Illinois Bar Foundation and The Fellows.

Illinois State Supreme Court Justice Rita B. Garman, hailing from Danville will also be presented with the Foundation’s Honorary Fellow Award during the breakfast.

Past recipients of Mark’s award include: Senators Alan J. Dixon and Paul Simon, Illinois Supreme Court Justices Mary Ann G. McMorrow and Thomas L. Kilbride, federal Judges Abraham Lincoln Marovitz and William J. Bauer, and lawyer Ralph A. Gabric, John B. Kincaid, R. Michael “Mick” Henderson, Leonard F. Amari, Cheryl Niro, Warren Lupel and Russel K. Scott.

Mark D. Hassakis is a trial attorney who represents injured victims throughout Southern Illinois and the adjacent areas.  He regularly sees clients in Mt. Vernon, Belleville, Marion, Effingham, Mt. Carmel, Olney and Vandalia.  For more information contact Mark D. Hassakis, Post Office Box 706, Mt. Vernon, IL  62864.  Call 618.244.5335 or email to [email protected].

 


Mark D. Hassakis is the Recipient of the 2012 MVTHS Alumnus Award

Mt. Vernon Township High School Foundation bestowed its Distinguished Alumnus Award on Mark D. Hassakis on November 3, 2012 before 100 people at the Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn, Mt. Vernon, IL.

Other distinguished alumni were also recognized during the occasion, namely Bennie Purcell, a 1947 graduate and legendary basketball player and coach and last coaching tennis at Murray State University and who was inducted to five athletic halls of fame and has toured with the acclaimed Harlem Globetrotters; and William Fahrenholtz, 1983 graduate and distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla); and a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and recipient of the prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.

Mark is a 1969 graduate of MVTHS and recognized for his accomplishments as President of the Illinois State Bar Association as well as President of the Illinois Bar Foundation, its charitable arm, and his extensive community involvement in Mt. Vernon and the Southern Illinois region.

 


Mark D. Hassakis Speaks to Law Students at the SIUC School of Law Campus

On April 2, 2012, Mark D. Hassakis of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., a boutique civil injury firm, was a panelist for the Career Panel Discussion at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale. The four-person panel discussed a multitude of topics having a direct impact on law students. More than 30 students attended the Illinois State Bar Association sponsored event.

Mr. Hassakis educated students on the importance of keeping current with Illinois law and developing what he called a “legal family.” He explained that a membership in the Illinois State Bar Association serves both of these goals because the association has over 33,000 members and provides a plethora of legal education opportunities. Mr. Hassakis concluded his presentation by sharing practice pointers that he learned over the years as a trial attorney and by answering questions posed by students.

 


 Mark D. Hassakis Presents at and Attends the ISBA Solo and Small Firm Conference

Mark D. Hassakis acted as a moderator at the Illinois State Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference during a seminar entitled “The Marketing Equation: Using Technology and Psychology to Attract New Clients.” The seminar took place on September 13, 2012 in Itasca, Illinois. Mr. Hassakis provided insightful comments to over 100 hundreds attorneys regarding legal marketing challenges and solutions.

On September 14, 2012 Mr. Hassakis, as an attendee at the Conference, was interviewed immediately after the session entitled “Baby Boomers, the Age Wave and the Commoditization of the Practice of Law: How to Survive the Storm.” Mr. Hassakis’ statements at that seminar were later quoted in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Mr. Hassakis’ quotes focused on the shortcomings of online legal services, especially how these online services are often unable to extract a client’s factual situation and therefore limited in providing the proper legal guidance and advice best realized from a face to face meeting with an attorney.

 


NEWS RELEASE

Mark D. Hassakis, immediate past president of the Illinois State Bar Association, has been appointed by Governor Patrick Quinn as a member of the Department of Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. This board shall advise the Director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, Arthur D. Bishop, concerning policy matters and programs of the Department with regard to the custody, care, study, discipline, training and treatment of persons in the State correctional institutions and for the care and supervision of persons released on parole. Board memebers must have interest and knowledge of juvenile correction work. This board consists of 12 members, 11 which are appointed by the Governor. Each board member serves for an initial term of 6 years.

Hassakis is a trial attorney who represents injured victims throughout Southern Illinois and other cities in Illinois. He regularly sees clients in Mt. Vernon, Belleville, Marion, Effingham, Mt. Carmel, Olney, Vandalia and Chicago.

For more information contact Mark D. Hassakis, Post Office Box 706, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864; 618/244-5335; [email protected].


You Tube Videos

Hassakis sworn in as President ISBA – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJuMvYzw6eo

Mark Hassakis Agenda 2010 for the ISBA – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqa4F-j5UuQ


Mt. Vernon Attorney to Become 134th President

Of Illinois State Bar Association

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Mt. Vernon, Illinois attorney Mark D. Hassakis will be installed today as the 134th president of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) at the organization’s annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.

The 33,000-member ISBA, with offices both in Springfield and Chicago, Ill., provides professional services to Illinois lawyers, and education and services to the public.

Hassakis will make “Lawyers Care” the overarching theme of his presidency, honoring the extraordinary efforts that ISBA lawyers and judges make every day to serve their communities.

In addition, he will place a special emphasis on juvenile justice reform and the role that lawyers and judges are playing in order to improve what many believe is a broken system.

“We must do something about the epidemic of juvenile crime and the seeming lack of an approach to successfully re-directing many youth who are convicted,” he says. “By putting an emphasis on community-based alternatives, we can stop wasting the state’s limited financial resources on approaches that do not work, like incarceration, for these low and moderate offenses.”

Working with the leaders of Illinois Models for Change, an initiative funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to help reform the juvenile justice system in Illinois, Hassakis and the ISBA will cast a spotlight on several successful model programs in Illinois that can serve as an impetus for other communities to make changes.

Looking ahead to the next generation of lawyers and bar leaders, Hassakis will identify as “Rising Stars” ISBA members admitted to the bar for less than five years who have already made noteworthy contributions to the practice of law.

Hassakis, who concentrates his law practice in injury and wrongful death cases, will be the first Greek American to serve as ISBA president. In 2002, he was elected to the Board of Governors, the ISBA’s 25-member supreme governing body. He was elected ISBA third vice president in May 2007 and has moved up the organizational ladder, currently serving as president-elect. He is a past president of the Illinois Bar Foundation, charitable and educational arm of ISBA, and the Jefferson County Bar Association.

Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., began in 1950 as a firm established by Mark’s father, Demitri Hassakis to engage in a full-service practice that was typical of the time. Over time, the practice evolved into what it has become today: a distinguished boutique law firm.

Community activities have played an important part in Hassakis’ life, including service on the board of the Downtown Mt. Vernon Development Corporation. He and his wife Janet served as co-presidents of the Jefferson County Heart Association, and both are active members and sponsors of Cedarhurst, a nationally-recognized local art museum and sculpture park.

He and Janet have a daughter, Hallie, 28, who holds a masters degree in International Relations and works for the federal government in Washington, D. C. A son, Mark Denny, was born in 1984 and passed away on August 10, 2007.

Hassakis received his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law in 1976 and a B.A. from Northwestern University in Evanston in 1973.

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