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Jacquelyn S. Leleu

Litigation Attorney at Naperville, IL

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also known as Jackie Leleu, Jacquelyn Leleu

  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 24 years
    Nevada - NV 22 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1999
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2001
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jacquelyn

Learn Jacquelyn’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Litigate complex business disputes and the substantive claims typically raised such as breach of contract, interference with contract, intellectual property violations, non-compete violations, fraud, conversion, misrepresentation, defamation, and appointment of a receiver

  2. Contracts and agreements
    Draft, edit, and negotiate a broad variety of contracts, including executive employment agreements, non-disclosure agreements, IT/software licensing agreements, professional services agreements, general services agreements, purchase agreements, vendor agreements, independent contractor agreements, severance agreements, and non-competition agreements

  3. Employment and labor
    I help companies solve problems and mange their employees in order to minimize corporate risk while, at the same time, encouraging employee loyalty, trust, and hard work. My goal is to keep my clients out of litigation but also to ensure that, if litigation arises, they are in a position to prevail.

Ms. Leleu was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science, from Loyola University Chicago in 1996. Thereafter, Ms. Leleu obtained her Juris Doctor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1999.

Ms. Leleu has extensive experience in all phases of litigation and transactional trial/arbitration. She skillfully represents clients in industries including technology, education, retail, manufacturing, food service, insurance, construction, trade show, and financial services.

Ms. Leleu spends time learning about her clients’ needs and goals and she is well known for her zealous advocacy throughout the process of negotiation and litigation. Her ability to simplify the complex and her knowledge and communication skills play an important role when achieving successful results.

Some of her recent successes:

  • Obtained a $1 million arbitration award in favor of a stockholder who sought damages for company’s fraudulent breach of a Stockholders’ Agreement.
  • Successfully defended national department store against claims of sexual harassment and discrimination in a six (6) day arbitration hearing.
  • Represented a national banking institution in contested receivership action involving property valued $17 million.
  • Second-chaired three-week trial on behalf of general contractor in $16 million dispute with subcontractor and material equipment provider.



Winick & Gallaher, P.C.
35 S. Washington Street
Suite 300
Naperville, IL, 60540

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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Edward P. Graham, Ltd.
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Partner
  • McDonald Carano Wilson LLP
  • 2008 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • McDonald Carano Wilson LLP
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Menges & Molzahn LLC
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Associate Attorney
  • Zenoff & Zenoff, Chartered
  • 1999 - 2000
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  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • “Top 250 Women in Litigation”
  • Benchmark Litigation
  • 2013
  • “Top 250 Women in Litigation”
  • Benchmark Litigation
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Stars of Business
  • Las Vegas Business Press
  • 2008
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Southern Nevada Real Estate Monthly
  • 2008
  • AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Naperville Litigation Lawyer Jacquelyn S. Leleu
Jacquelyn S. Leleu
Litigation Attorney
Naperville, IL
Licensed for 24 years