In addition to providing exceptional legal services to our clients, one of our guiding principles at the Weinheimer Opel Law Firm is service within our communities. We believe it is our duty as residents and professionals in the community to give back, and that our actions speak volumes.
Mark Weinheimer is an active member of the Board of Directors for the Watershed Nature Center (Nature Preserve Foundation) in Edwardsville, and routinely can be found representing the Watershed at community events to spread awareness and increase support for this environmentally-focused educational and natural habitat park.
Mark also serves on the Board of the Greater St. Louis Region of the American Red Cross, and has for more than ten years, including as past Chair of the former Southwest Illinois Chapter. He is committed to maintaining the Metro-East support of and involvement in the American Red Cross as it continues to mobilize the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of natural disasters and other emergencies.
Kathie Opel, along with her husband Chad, founded Edwardsville Neighbors in 2010 to assist local families facing a medical or emergency crisis. Since its inception, EN has given over $250,000 to directly support over 50 families and individuals living in the Edwardsville School District. The organization raises funds by organizing events like the annual Taste of Edwardsville and the Turkey Trot 5k on Thanksgiving morning.
The Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education elected Kathie to their Board of Directors in 2015, and she is proud to bring both her non-profit and legal experience to help enhance the continuing education resources and opportunities for attorneys throughout the state. The IICLE is dedicated to educating Illinois attorneys to improve their practices as well as the quality of legal representation for their clients.
To learn more about the great organizations that the Weinheimer Opel Law Firm supports through service, please visit their websites.