The Overcoming Loneliness Edition

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J.W. Freiberg Ph.D.; J.D.

Author & Attorney

J.W. Freiberg, J.D., Ph.D., studies chronic loneliness through the lens of a social psychologist (Ph.D., UCLA) turned lawyer (J.D., Harvard). He is the author of Surrounded by Others and Yet So Alone: A Lawyer’s Case Stories of Love, Loneliness, and Litigation (June 2020), which explores chronic loneliness through case stories mined from his three decades as an attorney. Freiberg is the also author of Four Seasons of Loneliness (2016) and the editor of Growing Up Lonely, papers collected from the 2018 Symposium on Childhood Loneliness at The Kennedy Center in Boston. He a member of the Massachusetts state bar and the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Jonathan Amarilio

Host of @theBar

Jon Amarilio is a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister in Chicago. He represents individuals, small businesses, state and local governments, and Fortune 500 companies before state and federal appellate courts in his civil appellate litigation and critical motion practice. Outside of the office, he is Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section, serves on several bar association and charitable boards, and is a frequent author and speaker on a range of topics. Jon attended law school at the University of Iowa and received a B.A. in Political Science from American University.

Jennifer Byrne

Co-Host of this episode @theBar

Jennifer Byrne is the Director of the Young Lawyers Section of The Chicago Bar Association, for which she organizes and coordinates the many events its young lawyers enjoy, including continuing legal education and mentoring programs, social events, this podcast, and more. Prior to Jennifer’s work as a bar association professional, she was a domestic relations attorney in Chicago, representing clients in divorce and custody matters. Jennifer attended law school at DePaul University College of Law and received a B.A. in both English-Literature and Fine Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University.