Barrister Brief- Wil Comer
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Posted by: Tyler Kocak
Wil Comer, a University of
Missouri-Columbia Phi Delta Phi alumnus, was recently named to Lawyers
of Color’s Inaugural Hot List.
University of Missouri-Columbia Phi Delta Phi alumnus Wil Comerhas
been named by Lawyers of Color, Inc. to its 2013 Lawyers of Color Hot List for
the Midwest Region. The inaugural list recognizes 100 early- to mid-career
minority attorneys under the age of 40 for their noteworthy accomplishments in
the legal profession.
Nominees were chosen by a selection committee that
identified candidates through a joint process of peer nominations and
independent research. First established in 2008 asOn Being A Black
Lawyer, Lawyers of Color has since evolved to includeOn Being A
Hispanic LawyerandOn Being A Lawyer of Color. Mr. Comer
and his fellow honorees are profiled in the company’s Hot List Special Issue,
released in July.
Mr. Comer is a Chicago associate at Segal McCambridge
Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. a defense litigation firm with seven offices
nationwide. He earned both his Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising (2006) and
his Juris Doctor (2009) from University of Missouri-Columbia. Mr. Comer
concentrates his practice in products liability, toxic tort and corporate
defense litigation. He also has experience in family and administrative law and
Social Security disability cases. Mr. Comer is active in several pro bono
organizations throughout the Chicago community. He volunteers at Just the
Beginning Foundation, Equality Illinois, and the Chicago HELP program, where he
successfully represented clients in social security administration hearings.
While at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, Mr. Comer worked as
a rule 13 certified law student for the Missouri State Public Defender's
office. He received a CALI Excellence Award for his work with the Family
Violence Clinic, where he represented indigent victims of domestic abuse to
obtain orders of protection.
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