Mr. Cherry maintains a clear commitment to the democratic process through his involvement in various political and charitable activities. He served as a Trustee
of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), served on the National Finance Board of President Clinton's re-election campaign, and served as Co-Chairman of the
Democratic Business Council of the DNC. In addition, he has twice served on the United States Senate Judicial Nominations Committee for Illinois, having been
appointed by Senators Simon and Moseley-Braun, is a founding Master of the Atticus Finch Inn of Court, and a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Cherry also is a member of the American Bar Association where he served on the Special Committee State Justice Initiatives, the Illinois Bar Association and
the Chicago Bar Association where he serves on its Public Affairs Committee.
Mr. Cherry has been the subject of numerous profiles, including a front-page profile in The Wall Street Journal,
a lengthy article in Audubon, an article in Crain's Chicago Business,and a 90-minute documentary by British Television
Mr. Cherry has been named as one of the top lawyers in Illinois by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2005 and was featured in the Magazine in 2005.
Mr. Cherry received his law degree from the Northwestern University School of Law, was an Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif in 1961.
Jacie C. Zolna
Mr. Zolna has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of cases, including
breach of contract, complex commercial matters, whistle blower actions, employment law, class
actions, government investigations, and injunctive and other equitable proceedings.
Mr. Zolna is admitted to the Illinois Bar, the Minnesota Bar, the United States District Court for
the Northern District of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Federal Trial Bar.
Mr. Zolna received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1999,
with honors, and his J.D. from the University of DePaul College of Law in 2002 where he
graduated with honors and was a member of the DePaul Law Review.
In 2013, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, in conjunction with the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, awarded Mr. Zolna the Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service for his outstanding pro bono and public interest representation.
Prior to joining Myron M. Cherry & Associates, LLC, Mr. Blim founded and for several years headed his own successful law firm concentrating in complex commercial litigation and class actions. He attended Northwestern University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and Order of the Coif in 1994, served as an articles editor on the Northwestern University Law Review, and was a member of the winning team and voted Best Speaker in the law school’s moot court competition. In the years immediately after law school, he was a litigation associate at nationally recognized law firms, including Sidley & Austin. John also holds a Ph.D. in English Literature and Theatre from Northwestern University.
More than one principal attorney may be assigned to a given case, and the firm assigns associate attorneys to principal attorneys as needed for each case.