Staff

John C. O'Malley, Director

(312) 534-5379
jomalley@archchicago.org

John C. O’Malley has served as the Director of Legal Services for the Archdiocese of Chicago since 1992. As Director, he is responsible for providing legal services to the Archdiocese, its agencies and parishes. Prior to his service as Director, he served as Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois.  As Administrator, he was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of charges of professional misconduct by lawyers in Illinois. He received his J.D. from Loyola University School of Law in 1975. He was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1975.

Practice Areas:

General Consultation
Legal Administration and Consultation
General Liability Services
Trusts & Estates

Lawsuits and Administrative Complaints should be directed to the attention of John O’Malley.

Maureen A. Murphy, Senior Counsel

(312) 534-8303
mmurphy@archchicago.org

Maureen Murphy is Senior Counsel for the Archdiocese of Chicago.  She has been with the Archdiocese since 1993.  Prior to joining the Archdiocese’s legal department, she was in private practice for seven years and spent two years as an attorney for the City of Chicago.  Maureen graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola University Chicago in 1981 and received her J.D. from Cornell University in 1984.  Maureen was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1984.

Practice Areas:

Church/State Issues
Corporate Compliance & Subsidiary Corporation Issues
Corporate/Contracts
Corporate Financial Issues
Employment
Education
Intellectual Property Issues
Parish/School Consultation o Tax

Contact Maureen for questions regarding any of the above topics including questions regarding subpoenas, wage garnishments, carnival contracts, raffles and charitable games, liquor licenses, political activity, custody issues.

Hortensia Carreira Esquivel, Senior Counsel

(312) 534-8783
hcarreira@archchicago.org

Hortensia C. Esquivel is Senior Counsel for the Archdiocese of Chicago and has served as in-house counsel for the Archdiocese since 2006. Prior to joining the Office of Legal Services at the Archdiocese, Hortensia worked in the Real Estate Practice Group at Winston & Strawn LLP for five years, assisting purchasers, sellers, developers, borrowers and lenders in the acquisition, disposition, financing, development, and leasing of commercial, industrial and multifamily properties. Prior to attending law school, Hortensia worked as a real estate development analyst for Bryan Cave LLP.  She received her A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College in 1993 and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Chicago Law School in 2001. Hortensia was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 2001. Hortensia is fluent in Spanish.

Practice Areas:

Environmental
Facilities & Construction
Real Estate Services

Please contact Hortensia regarding ownership/title, acquisitions, dispositions, leases, easements, zoning, annexation, land-marking, or disputes regarding ownership or leasing of real property.

Olga Rojas, Counsel

(312) 534-8332
orojas@archchicago.org

Olga Rojas has served as Counsel for the Archdiocese of Chicago since December 2008. Olga concentrates her practice in the area of employment based immigration. Prior to joining the Archdiocese of Chicago, Olga had concentrated her practice primarily in family-based immigration at two immigration law firms in Chicago. She also served as a Constituent Services Aide in the Office of U.S. Senator Peter G. Fitzgerald, handling immigration issues and Hispanic Affairs. Olga is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA) and is currently the Secretary for the Chicago Chapter. She is the recipient of the 2005 Joseph Minsky Beacon of Light Award from the Chicago Chapter of AILA for her work on advocacy. She is currently Treasurer for the Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois. Olga is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Olga was selected as one of fifteen Americans to participate in the Young Hispanic Leaders Program, which took place in Madrid and Santander, Spain in 2003. Olga was selected one of Illinois’ Rising Stars in 2008 and 2009 by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine. Olga was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1996. She is fluent in Spanish.

Practice Areas:

Immigration

Please contact Olga with questions regarding any topics concerning religious worker visas, student visas, legal permanent residency, naturalization (citizenship) and I-9 compliance for persons who serve the Archdiocese of Chicago or attend one of the Archdiocese of Chicago Seminaries or formation houses.

James G. Stathopoulos, Staff Attorney

(312) 534-5201
jstathopoulos@archchicago.org

Jimmy Stathopoulos is a Senior Staff Attorney for the Archdiocese of Chicago.  He has worked in the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Legal Services since 2006.  Jimmy received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago in 2010 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005.  Jimmy was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 2010.

Practice Areas:

General Liability Services

Pawel E. Boruch, Staff Attorney for Immigration Services

(312) 534-8789
pboruch@archchicago.org

Pawel joined the Office of Legal Services in July 2005.  Pawel earned his Master of Law degree from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland in 2002, and LL.M. from Loyola University in Chicago in 2011.  Pawel was admitted to practice law in the State of New York in June 2012 and admitted to the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois in July 2012. Pawel’s primary focus is attorney for immigration services, however, Pawel serves as paralegal support to all in-house Archdiocesan attorneys. He is fluent in Polish.

Practice Areas:

Immigration Law

Gary R. Ansier, Staff Attorney

(312) 534-8306
gansier@archchicago.org

Gary Ansier is a Staff Attorney for the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Prior to joining the Archdiocese's Office of Legal Services in October of 2012, Gary managed a variety of transactional and litigation matters as Senior Staff Counsel for Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.. Gary received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2005 and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 2008.  Gary was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 2008.

Practice Areas:

Corporate/Transactions

Frank T. Tebbe, Staff Attorney

(312) 534-2553
ftebbe@archchicago.org

Frank Tebbe serves as Staff Attorney for the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Prior to joining the Office of Legal Services in October of 2012, Frank practiced business and commercial litigation at a small, full-service law firm, and he negotiated and drafted commercial contracts for a national transportation company.

Frank received his B.A. in English from DePaul University, his M.S. in English from Illinois State University, and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. Frank was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 2010, and was admitted to the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois in 2011.

Practice Areas:

Transactions

Janet E. Leonatti, Legal Administrator

(312) 534-8319
jleonatti@archchicago.org

Jan Leonatti joined the Archdiocese of Chicago in August 1992 and the Office of Legal Services in July 1994.

Jan is responsible for the business function and overall operations of the Office of Legal Services and supports all Legal Services staff in their individual roles.

Teri McGinley, Legal Secretary

(312) 534-8288
tmcginley@archchicago.org

Teri McGinley has been with the Office of Legal Services since June 2012.

Teri provides secretarial support to John O’Malley, Maureen Murphy,  Hortensia Carreira Esquivel and Frank Tebbe.

Darlene Robey, Legal Secretary

(312) 534-2027
drobey@archchicago.org

Darlene Robey joined the Office of Legal Services in August 2012.

Darlene provides secretarial support to Olga Rojas, Jimmy Stathopoulos, Pawel Boruch and Gary Ansier.