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graduate of the University of Illinois - BS 1989

graduate of Loyola University of Chicago School of Law - JD 1992

Worked in the Edgar County State's Attorney's Office from 1992 to 1997.  Worked in the Lake County State's Attorney's Office from 1997 to 2007.  Went into private practice focusing in family law, criminal defense, juvenile and appellate law in 1997.  Joined the firm of Noonan, Perillo & Polenzani in 1997.  Became partner in the firm Fox, Lunardi, Zeit & Polenzani in 2013.  As a partner I continue to focus in the areas of family, criminal defense, juvenile and appellate law.   


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 25%
    10 years
  2. Family: 25%
    10 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    10 years
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    10 years
  5. Appeals: 10%
    10 years



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Fox, Lunardi, Zeit & Polenzani

9 South County Street
Waukegan, IL, 60085-4342


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199205/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2013 top contributorAvvo2013
Teen Court JudgeNICASA2012
Certified Lead CounselIllinois Capital Litigation Trial Bar2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFox, Lunardi, Zeit & Polenzani2013 - Present
AssociateNoonan, Perillo, Polenzani & Marks Ltd.2007 - Present
Senior Assistant State's AttorneyLake County State's Attorney's Office1997 - 2007
Assistant State's AttorneyEdgar County State's Attorney's Office1992 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar Associstioncriminal law committee2012 - Present
Association of Women Attorneys of Lake CountyBoard Member2009 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
RW vs. TSfather won custody of child
People v. Kowalplea of guilty to reduced charge
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of IllinoisPsychologyB.S.1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DCFS in house conferenceAbuse and Neglect trial practice2010
State's Attorney in house conferenceHow to give an effective opening statement2007