John C. and Judith M. Gurley
John C. Gurley graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, having majored in English with a minor in History. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison Law School in 1965, receiving an L.L.B. Following graduation from law school he began his legal career in June 1965 as an associate with Lord, Bissell & Brook, one of the oldest firms in the U.S. and one of the largest in Chicago. Mr. Gurley spent his entire professional life with Lord, Bissel & Brook and was made a partner in 1974. He served as Managing Partner of the firm and Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee from June 1995 to June 2001. Judith M. Gurley is a graduate of Carrol College in Waukesha, Wisconsin and is a former elementary school teacher. John and Judy Gurley were married in 1965 and have three children, Katie, Michael and Mary.