Laurel G. Bellows

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Laurel G. Bellows
President of the
American Bar Association
In office
Preceded by Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III
Succeeded by James R. Silkenat

Laurel G. Bellows is the Founder and Managing Principal of The Bellows Law Group, P.C. in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1974. [1]

Bellows served as president of the American Bar Association from August 2012 to August 2013.[2][3] She previously chaired the ABA's Commission on Women in the Profession.[4] Bellows has also previously served as the head of the Chicago Bar Association.[5]


  1. ^ "Law School Profile — Loyola University Chicago School of Law". Super Lawyers. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  2. ^ Bronner, Ethan (February 11, 2013). "A Call for Drastic Changes in Educating New Lawyers". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Laurel G. Bellows Biography". American Bar Association. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  4. ^ Association, American Bar (July 1997). ABA Journal. American Bar Association. pp. 101–. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Epstein, Cynthia F. (1993). Women in law. University of Illinois Press. pp. 465–. ISBN 9780252062056. Retrieved 22 May 2013.