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William Frederick Zieske

William Frederick Zieske

Practice areas:

Litigation, Commercial, Personal Injury, Appeals, Arbitration, Constitutional

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About Me

Zieske Law is the entrepreneur's solution for commercial litigation, handling disputes for small businesses, entrepreneurs and others involving contracts and leases, lost profits, trade secrets, competition, consumer fraud, consignments, property rights and property damage, trusts and estates, copyright and trademark, licenses, franchises and business governance.

Located in the historic Monadnock Building in the Chicago Loop, across from Federal Plaza.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Litigation: 75%
    17 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Constitutional: 5%
    17 years
  3. Arbitration: 5%
    17 years
  4. Appeals: 5%
    17 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • David C. Ansani

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Bill is a fine professional. He is a fierce advocate of his clients and a gentleman.


    David Ansani Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Zieske Law

53 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 1531
Chicago, IL, 60604-3775



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199708/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lincoln Award for Legal WritingIllinois State Bar Association2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
CounselBryan Cave2004 - 2009
AttorneyMcGuireWoods2003 - 2004
AssocateRoss & Hardies1997 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America v. Bergman Oil CompanyFavorable jury verdict for full amount sought.
Tucson Gastroenterology Specialists v. SidiJury findings in client's favor

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Publication NameTitleDate
Art CalendarFestival Freedom: Legal Steps to Creating Your Own Art Festival2008
Art CalendarThe Publishing Contract: Clarity Is King2008
Art CalendarCommission Without a Contract2008
E-Filing Reporter (Thomson-West)E-Filing Your Opponent's Secrets2008
Legal Times; and The National Law JournalPrivacy by the Book2006
Illinois Bar JournalDemystifying the USA PATRIOT Act2004
Illinois Bar JournalThe Electronic Courthouse in Illinois: Filing, Service, Access and Privacy2003
Illinois Bar JournalJULIE, Digger and Liability for Damage to Buried Utilities2002
Illinois Bar JournalYour Court Documents Filed Under Seal: Will They Stay Confidential?2001


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Washington University in St. LouisN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
American Library Association, Law for Librarians ConferenceKeynote speech2006
Televised panel debate with U.S. Attorney Patrick FitzgeraldThe USA PATRIOT Act2003
Illinois Library Association Annual ConferenceCan Libraries Still Protect Patron Privacy?2003