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Trent West joins Vandalia law firm

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By Dave Bell

Nokomis native Trent West has joined the Vandalia law firm of Burnside, Johnston & Sheafor as an associate. The firm is a general practice law firm that practices in most areas of the law.


West graduated from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., last May and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in November. Before law school, he received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
“I’m thankful and excited to be practicing law in Vandalia at Burnside, Johnston & Sheafor,” West said, “I like the firm’s family-like atmosphere, diverse practice areas and the opportunity to quickly gain experience while helping those in need.”
Since moving to Vandalia last May, he has become involved in local organizations, including Vandalia Rotary Club and the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.
In October, he married Krystal Majernik, who is from Normal and also graduated from SIU-E.