Western Illinois University Honors Distinguished Alumni

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Founder and president of Codilis & Associates, Ernest Codilis, received the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award in May from his alma mater, Western Illinois University. According to the University, the award recognizes alumni with exceptional professional accomplishments and service to the community. Ernest Codilis graduated from Western Illinois University in 1973 and founded Codilis & Associates in 1977. Now leads a team of more than 60 attorneys dedicated to providing foreclosure, bankruptcy, and REO Title and Closing services in the state of Illinois. He also supports numerous local and international charities.

Western Illinois University also honored Lt. Gen. Vincent R. Stewart with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Stewart graduated in 1981, and went on to become the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Stewart advises both the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on military intelligence.

Both honorees have remained actively involved with the University. Ernest Codilis recently set up a scholarship for pre-law students. Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart has been working to increase connections between the University’s football team and the United States Marine Corps.


Author: Codillis & Associates

Located in Burr Ridge, Illinois, Codilis & Associates, P.C. is a respected leader in the legal area of creditor rights. Led by Senior Partner Ernest J. Codilis, Jr., Codilis & Associates specializes in real estate law, particularly in the areas of bankruptcy, building court, evictions, foreclosure, and real estate owned property. Combining expertise in client services and technological innovations, Codilis & Associates provides services supported by the most technologically advanced systems and equipment available, such as LenStar, NETtrak, FIS Desktop, NewImage Express(TM), inter alia. An active member of the wider legal and mortgage banking community, Codilis & Associates maintains memberships in the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC) Designated Counsel for Illinois, the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) Retained Attorney Network for Illinois, the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, and The Chicago Bar Association. Beyond legal practice, Codilis & Associates is highly involved in a number of charitable organizations dedicated to helping disadvantaged children, including Cambodia’s Hope, Mercy House, and World Vision, Inc. Codilis & Associates also recently donated to the Attorney’s Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.’s efforts to assist homeowners in danger of foreclosure.

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