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James J. Laraia

Divorce and separation Attorney at Wheaton, IL

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2001
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Laraia & Whitty, P.C.
1761 South Naperville Road Suite 203
Wheaton, IL, 60189-5846

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Posted by Mo | March 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Good Attorney
Jay, is not only a good attorney but also a good counselor. He did a great job in representing me in my divorce, he was transparent and always explained things and presented me with options. I trust him and his expertise.
Posted by Kellien | February 28, 2013
Top Notch, Professional Attorney
I hired James in 2011 to represent me in my divorce and contested custody matter. My case was extremely complicated and lengthy lasting almost 22 months. James was knowledgeable, responsive, an excellent advocate, and extremely sensitive and patient to the many questions, as well as ups and downs I experienced throughout the long process. I would recommend James to anyone.
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Posted by Mike | September 18, 2012
A well respected professional and a winner
I have used James for both civil litigation and criminal defense with very favorable outcomes. He is a proven winner. I will continue to recommend him.


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Laraia & Laraia, P.C.
  • 2003 - Present


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Benedictine College (Illinois)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997


  • DuPage American Inn of Court
  • President
  • 2012 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Third Vice President
  • 2012 - Present
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers (DuPage County chapter)
  • Comptroller
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2010 - 2012
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • Past President
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Legal Service Award
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse James
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Jay. We have worked together as co-counsel and he represented our law firm in a complex matter and won the case. I wouldn't have hired him if I dint have complete confidence in his abilities and skill as a trial lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked as co-counsel with Jay and retained him as our firm's lawyer in a complex business dispute. I can't give a higher recommendation then when our firm had a difficult legal matter we retained him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you or a loved one are in need of help in this area, seek the advice and consult of James Laraia. He is highly respected by the lawyers and judges in our community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Wheaton Divorce and separation Lawyer James J. Laraia
James J. Laraia
Divorce and separation Attorney
Wheaton, IL
Licensed for 22 years