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William James Arendt

William James Arendt

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Litigation, Employment & Labor, Business

William Arendt

About Me

Mr. Arendt represents clients in all phases of litigation and disputes. His practice focuses on all aspects of family law, including divorce and custody litigation, commercial litigation, and state and federal appeals. Mr. Arendt has over 25 years of trial experience in the courtroom and negotiating settlements. Mr. Arendt opened his own law firm in 1999 in Burr Ridge, Illinois, after practicing for 14 years at a downtown Chicago litigation law firm. As a skilled, experienced, and aggressive trial lawyer, Mr. Arendt has the straight-forward and honest approach necessary to best provide effective representation to his clients. He ensures that his clients are consulted, involved, and empowered during each step of the legal process.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Divorce & Separation: 35%
  2. Family: 25%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Business: 10%
  5. Employment & Labor: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Nicola K. B. Joyce

    Bill Arendt's 26 years of experience trying cases and negotiating settlements show in his representation of each of his clients. He has a straightforward and honest approach that both his clients and his opponents appreciate, and an ability to get results without fighting needlessly. He is extremely knowledgable in all areas of the law, particularly family law and business law. If you have a question, Bill Arendt is usually the man with the answer.

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    Nicola Joyce Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Sean Martin Mccumber

    I have had several cases with Bill that have had difficult issues or tense emotions. We can argue our sides with dignity and then resolve the case like gentlemen. I endorse Bill

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    Sean Mccumber Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

William J. Arendt & Associates, P.C.

7035 Veterans Boulevard
Suite A
Burr Ridge, IL, 60527-5677

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198505/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Admitted to PracticeUnited States Supreme Court2008
Executive Editor of the Law ReviewJohn Marshall Law School1985

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWilliam J. Arendt & Associates, P.C.1999 - Present
PartnerField, Golan & Swiger1993 - 1999
PartnerKanter & Mattenson, Ltd.1985 - 1993

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Will County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1999 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm SectionMember1999 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
John Marshall Law ReviewCameras in the Courtroom1985
John Marshall Law ReviewSearch & Seizure on the High Seas1984

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Loyola University ChicagoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Bar Review CourseIllinois Civil Procedure1993
Sonja LiveMen Seeking Custody1992
Oprah Winfrey ShowPaternity Testing1991