Hometown Heroes

At Franks Gerkin Ponitz Greeley, we have strong family ties to Marengo, Illinois and to the greater McHenry County area. Because of our deep roots in the area, we are that much more passionate about serving the people here in this Northern Illinois community. And we take the time to give back to our community in more ways than one.

We recently took time to support our troops by sponsoring care packages with a local Crystal Lake Cub Scouts’ troupe. Click here to read more about that effort.  

Read below to learn more about how Franks Gerkin Ponitz Greeley gives back to Marengo and McHenry County.

The attorneys at Franks Gerkin Ponitz Greeley are active in their community.

As a firm, we take the time to give back together, but many of the lawyers here frequently participate in their own individual passions. All of our attorneys are heavily involved in their respective bar associations, but a few take time to volunteer with other organizations as well.

  • Herb Franks is the former President of the Illinois State Bar and Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois, giving people an opportunity to be represented.
  • Jack Franks is a former State Representative and McHenry County Board Chairman
  • Joe Pontiz volunteers with the Healing Pathways Cancer Research Foundation.
  • Steve Greeley is the Commissioner with the McHenry County Historic Preservation Commission.
  • Peggy Gerkin established the charitable organization CASA of McHenry County.
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