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I provide strategic counseling, where litigation and transactions are tools used to achieve my small business client and individual client's objectives. Decisions regarding litigation and debt restructure cannot be made in a vacuum. My legal advice explains how use of legal tools and strategies can advance or impair the company's progress toward its goals. From global strategy to next steps, I provide counsel and perform the immediate tasks at hand. I offer a depth of experience in complex commercial litigation, creditors rights, bankruptcy, and construction litigation. I will also get your corporate transactions (including real estate) closed.


I am currently practicing in the areas of contract law, condominium law, construction litigation, surrogacy law, estate planning and bankruptcy.


I am passionate about representing businesses and individuals as debtors in reorganizations, bankruptcy and debt restructuring.  


I also represent creditors protecting their rights when navigating the bankruptcy system. I also have substantial experience in representing lenders in lien disputes and commercial collection, as well as contractors and homeowners in construction and mechanic's lien litigation.  I also represent condominium and homeowners’ associations with litigation, collection, negotiations with vendors and resolving disputes with utilities and municipalities.


Specialties: consumer bankruptcies, construction litigation, debtor/creditor relations and negotiations, collection of debts and judgments owed


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 30%
    16 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    16 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    11 years
  4. Contracts: 15%
    16 years
  5. Construction: 10%
    16 years



Hourly ($300/hour), contingent (33-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I had the pleasure of working with Julia for 3 years. Her dedication to the practice of law and her clients are of the highest caliber.


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Contact info

Di Monte & Lizak, LLC

216 Higgins Road
Park Ridge, IL, 60068-5706


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200011/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDiMonte & Lizak, LLC2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
ISBA Commercial Banking and Bankruptcy Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Senior Assistance Center - Norridge, ILBoard of Directors - Secretary2005 - Present
Illinois Bar FoundationMember2004 - Present
Michael J Perona Scholarship, Loyola Law SchoolFounder2004 - Present
ISBA AssemblyElected Assembly Member2002 - Present
Justinian Society of LawyersMember2001 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
IICLE HandbookMechanics Liens In Bankrutpcy2014
Indiana State Bar Association publicationAccord and Satisfaction2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Illinois, ChicagoCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Illinois State Bar AssociationRepresenting Creditors in Bankruptcy2014
Small Business ForumSmall Business Legal Panel2013
Illinois State Bar Association, Construction SectionMechanics Liens In Bankruptcy2013
Women In Business BreakfastCollecting Account Receivables2012
Illinois State Bar Association, Commercial, Banking and Bankruptcy Law SectionBankruptcy & Mechanic's Liens2012
Illinois LawAvoiding Mortgage Foreclosure2008
Illinois LawMortgage Foreclosure - Know Your Rights2007
Illinois LawHome Repair - Avoiding Pitfalls2007
Illinois LawWage Garnishments and Collecting Judgments2006
Illinois LawFiling Bankruptcy2006
Bankruptcy Law UpdateBankruptcy Law Update2006