Danny Hodgkinson Begins Term as Lake County Bar Association President

Danny Hodgkinson, partner at the law office of McCollum Hodgkinson & Nikitas will take office on June 6 for a one-year term as the President of the Lake County Bar Association.

"It is an honor and a privilege to serve the members of the Lake County Bar Association as the president and give back to the legal community," Hodgkinson said.

Hodgkinson is a longtime LCBA leader. He has previously chaired the Criminal Law Committee, served as a member of the Judicial Selection Committee, and has been a speaker at the LCBA Criminal Law Conference. Hodkinson has been an active member of the LCBA Board of Directors for several years, previously serving as a board member, secretary, and vice president.

"I cannot imagine being a lawyer in Lake County and not being a member of our organization," Hodgkinson said.

He is a graduate of the Denison University, where he has been inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame for basketball. He received a double major in political science and religion. Heading into law school at Valparaiso University, Danny saw himself as a sports agent. However, loving the thrill of debate in his criminal law class, he quickly realized his place was in a courtroom. Danny got his start as a prosecutor under Mike Waller at the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office. In 2015, he joined the criminal defense firm with Steve McCollum.

Hodgkinson succeeds Katharine Hatch as the LCBA President. Joining Hodgkinson as officers of the LCBA Executive Board are 1st Vice President Kevin Berrill, 2nd Vice President Craig Mandell, Treasurer Jeffrey Berman, Secretary Jeffrey O’Kelley and Past President Hatch.

The Lake County Bar Association, located in Waukegan, has been serving the professional needs of attorneys, judges, paralegals and others in the legal profession for over 100 years.

For more information contact the Lake County Bar Association, at (847) 244-3143 or, or visit

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