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Jan R. Kowalski

Jan R. Kowalski

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Support, Family, Alimony, Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Appeals, Marriage & Prenuptials, Uncontested Divorce

About Me

Seasoned litigator and compassionate parent.  I combine traditional litigation style with collaborative law mediation emphasis to create a winning combination for clients.  This saves clients time, money and aggravation and is more likely to lead to a positive result in terms of time and money.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    8 years
  2. Family: 10%
    8 years
  3. Child Support: 10%
    8 years
  4. Alimony: 9%
    8 years
  5. Other: 21%
  6. More 



Hourly ($75-300/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Chase N Morinaka

    I endorse this lawyer. She is well respected among her peers.


    Chase Morinaka Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Jan Kowalski, P.C.

161 North Clark Street
Suite 4700
Chicago, IL, 60601


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200705/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalJan Kowalski, PC2013 - Present
AssociateKalcheim Haber, LLP2007 - 2013

Association NamePosition NameDuration
DuPage County Bar Association, Family Law and Practice CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Illinois State Bar Associationmember2007 - Present
Advocates Society (Chicago)Member2007 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re Marriage of KiferbaumSecured plenary Order of Protection
In re Marriage of ViviritoAffirmed
In re Marriage of Abu-Hashimaffirmed

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Publication NameTitleDate
pending publicationDivorce Chicago-Style2013
Illinois State Bar Association Family Law NewsletterDistricts Diverge on Final and Appealable Orders2012
Illinois State Bar Association Family Law NewsletterDistricts Diverge on Life Insurance as Security for Maintenance2009
Chicago Daily Law BulletinLozada Holds that State Child Support Obligations May Not Be Satisfied from Federal SSI (Supplemental Security Income) Benefits2003
Chicago Daily Law BulletinChild Representative May be Called to Testify2003
Chicago Daily Law BulletinIllinois Appellate Courts Wrestle with 505(a)(3)(h); the Gay-Posey Enigma2002
Chicago Daily Law BulletinWebcrawling for Matrimonial Law Attorneys2000
Chicago Daily Law BulletinApportioning Frequent Flyer Miles in Dissolution Actions1998

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of IllinoisPsychologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Northern Trust BankDomestic Relations Presentation2013