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Paralegal Studies

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Matthew Benson


Matt Benson has been practicing law since 2004, concentrating his practice in the areas of Bankruptcy, Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Social Security Disability. Mr. Benson has also served as General Counsel for the Village of St Johns since 2007. Mr. Benson has been published in the Illinois Bar Journal, has been a ...read full profile >>

Patrick Daly


Patrick Daly is a career prosecutor who began his career as an Assistant State’s Attorney in 1994 with the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office in Murphysboro, IL, where he prosecuted cases ranging from Driving While Under the Influence to Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault and First ...read full profile >>

Angela Hill

Interim Program Coordinator

Email: areaney@siu.edu
Office: Faner Hall 4343
Phone: 618-453-5701

Prof. Rollins is an attorney for the Federal Public Defender's Capital Habeas Unit in Tallahassee, Florida. She previously served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Phil Gilbert of the Southern District of Illinois, the Honorable Harris Hartz of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the honorable ...read full profile >>

Kenneth Hughes

Senior Lecturer

Kenneth Hughes is a practicing attorney in Southern Illinois and has taught in the Paralegal Studies program since 1982. Education J.D. (Magna Cum Laude), Southern Illinois University School of LawMBA (High Honors), Troy State University BA (Dean's List), University of Illinois Specializations Civil Procedure & ...read full profile >>

Patricia Jane Koprucki


Patricia Jane Koprucki

Office:  Faner 4336

Mailcode: 4540

Fax:  618-457-2233

Phone:  618-457-3377 (law office)

Email:  koprucki@siu.edu

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Patricia Jane Koprucki practiced law in Ohio from 1984 through 2007 and has been in private practice in Illinois since 2008. Ms. Koprucki has a variety of experience in criminal defense, personal injury, workers’ compensation, family law, real estate, and business law, and Ms. Koprucki has been teaching in ...read full profile >>

Daniel A. Silver

Clinical Associate Professor

Daniel A. Silver

Office: Faner 4426
Mailcode: 4540
Phone: (618) 453-1234
Fax: (618) 453-1233
Email: dsilver@siu.edu
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Daniel A. Silver teaches a wide variety of courses in the Paralegal Studies program. Mr. Silver has been practicing law, primarily in the area of bankruptcy and creditors' rights, since 1993. He has been teaching in the Paralegal Studies program at SIU Carbondale since 2002. Education J.D., Southern Illinois ...read full profile >>

Timothy Ting

Lecturer, Distinguished Teacher

Mr. Ting currently practices law in Jackson County as an Assistant Public Defender and teaches Legal Analysis, Research & Writing II and Law Office Technology. He joined the Paralegal Studies program in 2011. Education J.D. (Moot Court Board, Order of the Barristers), Southern Illinois University School of Law B.S., ...read full profile >>

Gene A. Turk, Jr.


Gene Turk maintains a solo law practice in Carbondale, Illinois. He is a 1983 graduate of The Yale Law School, where he was an Editor of The Yale Law Journal. His course load includes Will & Estates and Business Entities. Mr. Turk is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Florida, in both state and federal courts. He ...read full profile >>