Leighton Named Chair of ISBA Business Advice and Financial Planning Section Council

July 20, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –Timothy Leighton, adjunct professor at Illinois Wesleyan University and managing director of the Leighton Legal Group (LLC) in Bloomington has been named chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA) Business Advice and Financial Planning Section Council.

The Business Advice and Financial Planning Section assists members in developing their skills and resources for counseling their business owner’s clients, provides a forum for exchange of opinions and ideas among lawyers, studies the emerging role of lawyers in giving financial advice and formulates and evaluates legislative suggestions. The council is composed of 14 business lawyers from around the state.

In addition to his new duties as council chair, Leighton is president of the Bloomington-Normal Prairie Thunder Hockey Team, serves on the board of Easter Seals, Illinois Wesleyan University Associates, McLean County’s “Recovery Starts Today” Drug Court, OSF St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Council and Illinois Prairie Community Foundation. He is also general counsel for Community Players Theatre and an adjunct professor at Illinois State University.

Jessica Hinterlong ‘11, (309) 556-3181