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Veteran divorce lawyer with forty-plus
years of courtroom experience. He is a partner in the downtown Chicago
and suburban Oak Brook divorce law firm of Kulerski and Cornelison. J. Richard is a staunch advocate of the settlement/non-court approach to


J. Richard is a seasoned divorce trial lawyer, a Harvard
Law-trained mediator and settlement negotiator, published author,
speaker, and divorce negotiation coach.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 100%
    53 years



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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Contact info

J. Richard Kulerski Esq. P.C. Divorce Law and Mediation

1 S 660 Midwest Road Suite 320
Oakbrook Terrace, IL, 60181

Cornelison, Kari L. Attorney

1 S 660 Midwest Road Suite 320
Oakbrrook Terrace, IL, 60181



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law196305/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ranked number one in Dispute ResolutionUS News and World Report2003
Peer-Reccommended ProfessionalDivorce Magazine2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Office of Kulerski and Cornelison1963 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Family Law ProfessionalsMember2006 - Present
Collaborative Law Institute of IllinoisFellow2003 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsFellow2002 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1999 - Present
Will County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Association of Attorney-MediatorsMember1988 - Present
DuPage County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral ServiceBoard Member1988 - Present
Cook County Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeMember1987 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1985 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1971 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1963 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1963 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Betty Jo Green vs. Braniff AirwaysCase won the right of flight attendants to marry.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Chicago Cooperative Divorce Law ExaminerCook County Chicago Divorce 1012009
Chicago Cooperative Divorce Law ExaminerChicago Cooperative Divorce Law Examiner Add to favorites Examiner Bio Chicago Cook County Divorce - Divorce basics2009
Chicago Cooperative Divorce Law ExaminerChicago DuPage County divorce - Why do you need a divorce lawyer?2009
Chicago Cooperative Divorce Law ExaminerCook County Chicago - Divorce support on the Internet2009
Chicago Cooperative Divorce Law ExaminerDuPage County Chicago - Civilized divorced parents2009
Chicago Cooperative Divorce Law ExaminerCook County Chicago - Supporting your child through a divorce2009
Chicago Cooperative Divorce Law ExaminerCook County Chicago - Remembering what is importan2009
Chicago Cooperative Divorce Law ExaminerCook County Chicago - Divorce laws are just guidelines2009
Chicago Cooperative Divorce Law ExaminerFinding the right divorce lawyer2009
Wasteland PressThe Secret to a Friendly Divorce2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1963
Loyola UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DuPage County Bar Association Matrimonial Trial Advocacy WorkshopMatrimonial Trial Advocacy2000