Joshua N. Severit and Leslie M. Warren joined Reed Armstrong in August 2010, after taking the Illinois Bar Exam. Both Joshua and Leslie graduated with honors from Southern Illinois University School of Law in May 2010, and both were officially notified that they passed the Illinois Bar Examination on October 1, 2010. They will be sworn in on November 4th, 2010.
Joshua was born and raised in the Metro East area. He attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics. While in law school, he was a member of the Moot Court Board and participated in the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition on 2 separate occasions. During the 2010 Competition, Joshua’s team advanced to the final round in the Brooklyn, NY regional where he received 8th best oralist. He was subsequently nominated to the Order of Barristers.
Leslie was born and raised in Decatur, Illinois. She attended Eastern Illinois University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. While in law school, she served on the Southern Illinois University Law Journal, first as a staff member and then as the Lead Articles Editor. Leslie’s casenote, The Investors Weren’t Tricked, But How Were They Treated? The Seventh Circuit’s New Definition of Fiduciary Duty in Jones v. Harris Associates, L.P. was published in the Winter 2010 edition of the journal.