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Christopher J. Zaruba

Family Attorney at Wheaton, IL

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Christopher

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Christopher J. Zaruba joined The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. in June of 2014. Prior to that, Chris was an Assistant State’s Attorney at the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office from 2009-2014. Chris began his career at the State’s Attorney’s office handling traffic and misdemeanor offenses, including DUI’s, orders of protection, and domestic batteries. In 2012, Chris received the Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor of the Year award. He was promoted to the Felony Juvenile Division where he worked closely with DCFS in handling cases involving abused or neglected children. After working in the Juvenile Division, Chris was again promoted to the Felony Trial Division where he handled serious offenses including drug offenses, burglaries, and aggravated batteries. During his time at the State’s Attorney’s Office, Chris prosecuted over 300 cases to trial, including many jury trials. Prior to leaving the State’s Attorney’s Office, Chris was selected to participate in the National District Attorney’s Association annual seminar on Trial Advocacy which he successfully completed. Now Chris primarily focuses his practice on the area of family law.

 

In January of 2014, Chris received the honor of being admitted to practice in front of the United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C. He is a member of the United States Supreme Court, Illinois State, and DuPage County bar associations.

Chris earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the John Marshall Law School in 2009. While on the Dean’s list at the John Marshall Law School, he was recognized for receiving top honors in the areas of Evidence and Federal Criminal Procedure. Chris also clerked for the Honorable John W. Darrah of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

 

While attending the John Marshall Law School and while studying for the Illinois bar exam, Chris interned at the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. During that time, he participated in trials and drafted motions. Prior to being admitted to the Illinois Bar, Chris assisted then-State’s Attorney, Joseph Birkett, in successfully prosecuting DuPage County’s last Death Penalty case.

 

He is active in the DuPage County Bar Association, and serves as the 2014 Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee. He was also invited to become and is a member of the Robert E. Jones chapter of the American Inns of Court.

 

Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. He also completed a minor in History and was recognized on the Dean’s List.

 

In his free time, Chris has been involved in numerous successful campaigns for Republican candidates throughout the State of Illinois and DuPage County.

Location

The Stogsdill Law Firm
1776 S.Naperville Rd.
Bldg. B, Ste. 202
Wheaton, IL, 60189

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Posted by DAVID | February 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding. You definitely want Chris in your corner.
I worked with Chris on my post-decree modification. He was simply an outstanding advocate. Chris has the ability to guide you through the roughest of waters to the best possible resolution. He is fair, knows how things work in what seems like an unpredictable climate, is a true pro in dealing with the opposing side, and trusted by judges in reaching the best resolution. I highly recommend Chris.
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Posted by David Krest | April 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Family Law
Family law is not an easy practice, nor is the process of searching for the right attorney. I interviewed numerous attorneys and was referred to many. It was the most important search and interview process of my life because it was for the most important piece of my life, my child. I have already done the work for each of you searching for the right person to represent you and your family, it's Chris Zaruba! As a father wanting the best for his child, I needed someone who could represent me for the betterment of my child's life and future. To give me the best support for the most emotional time a family could go through. Chris is extremely knowledgeable, educated, professional and tells you how it is and listens to everything to provide the best advice. At no point during my case, did I feel our goal was not going to be achieved. We worked together and accomplished exactly what was discussed the first day we sat in his boardroom. As a father, this type of law can and will take a toll on your emotions throughout the entire process and test every nerve in your body. Chris Zaruba will provide you with the very best council you could ever ask for to ensure your family is taken care of. Protect yourself and your family. Chris Zaruba all day, everyday.
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Posted by Kristie Kwak and Olu Nutayi | December 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Medical Provider
We hired Chris for a family matter, specifically vacating an order of protection. Chris is very knowledgeable and great at what he does. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a great family lawyer.

Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • DuPage County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2014

Education

  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Committee
  • Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association, New Lawyer's Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor of the Year
  • DuPage County State's Attorneys Office
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Intake 101
  • New Lawyer
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
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Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Zaruba is a top notch attorney who is well respected by the entire legal community. This is an attorney that I would trust my family members and closest friends to, and whom I proudly endorse!"
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Zaruba is a great lawyer with formidable legal skills; strongly liked and respected by the lawyers and judges in the legal community. This is an attorney that I absolutely endorse!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Wheaton Family Lawyer Christopher J. Zaruba
Christopher J. Zaruba
Family Attorney
Wheaton, IL
Licensed for 14 years