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I have had a trial practice since 1993, handling commercial disputes, estate contests, emergency litigation, and criminal defense in Du Page County, Illinois and surrounding state courts, as well as the federal court in Chicago.  I have won many valuable settlements, judgments, and jury verdicts in civil cases, as well as numerous aquittals for clients accused of criminal offenses from judges and juries.  I live in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, with my wife and two teenage children and serve as the president of the local library board.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    23 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Appeals: 30%
    23 years, 200 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    13 years, 50 cases
  4. Administrative Law: 10%
    23 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($425-475/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Contact info

Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garsima, LLC

330 North Wabash Avenue
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL, 60611


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199311/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Pro Bono AwardDu Page County Bar Association1996
Graduated with honorsNorthern Illinois University College of Law1993
Articles EditorNorthern Illinois University Law Review1993
Outstanding Staff MemberNorthern Illinois University Law Review1992
American Jurisprudence Award in Appellate AdvocacyLawyers Cooperative1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberAronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garsima, LLC2015 - Present
PartnerHuck Bouma PC1998 - 2015
AssociateHuck Bouma, PC1993 - 1998
Law ClerkHuck Bouma, PC1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Du Page County Bar AssociationVice-Chair of the Civil Law Section Council2015 - 2016
Alumni Council of the Northern Illinois University College of LawSecond Vice President2015 - 2016
Du Page County Bar FoundationPresident2014 - 2015
Appellate Lawyers AssociationMember of the Board of Directors2013 - 2015
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - 2014
American Bar AssociationVice Chair of an Awards Committee in the Lawyer's Division2012 - 2013
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember of the Standing Committee on Legal Education2012 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember of the Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education2012 - 2015
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationChair of Appellate Law Committee1993 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. WardOutright reversal of the trial court's conviction.
In re YucisReversed
CNA International Inc. v. Guangdong Kelon Electrical Holdings Co. Ltd.Jury verdict for the plaintiff for $1,250,000.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Brief: Newsletter of the Appellate Lawyers AssociationCaution: Follow the “Procedures Specified by Law” Even When Filing an Unopposed Motion2012
The Brief: Newsletter of the Appellate Lawyers AssociationDoes Failing To Obtain Leave of Court, As Required By A Supreme Court Rule, Deprive a Trial Court of Jurisdiction?2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of ChicagoEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Civil Law and Practice SeminarExpert Witnesses, Rules and Strategy2015
Lunch and Learn SeriesFamily Law2013
Appellate Practice SeminarAppellate Motion Practice2013
Keith E. Roberts Sr. Civil Law Trial Advocacy WorkshopTrial Advocacy2008
Fraud and the Older ConsumersFraud1995