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I am an experienced Illinois attorney currently concentrating my practice in all aspects of civil litigation, including: personal injury; commercial and business disputes; real estate litigation; divorce and family law; general civil litigation; contract disputes; wage, salary, commission and other employment disputes; foreclosures; defamation; and, appeals.

I have also gained valuable experience in the areas of insurance defense litigation, real estate transactions, personal injury defense, and estate planning. 


I have successfully handled jury and bench trials in state and federal courts throughout Illinois; litigation, arbitration and mediation of commercial and personal disputes in both state and federal courts; and, state court appeals resulting in both published and non-published opinions.

I have authored materials published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the DuPage County Bar Association Brief, and have presented numerous seminars for firm clients and potential clients on various legal issues.

Other Experience: While in college, I interned for then Congressman, and subsequently Pennsylvania Governor and former Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 33%
    23 years
  2. Divorce: 33%
    23 years
  3. Litigation: 33%
    23 years
  4. Unspecified: 1%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Paul Barr Garver

    Steven Ekker is a first class attorney who I often refer clients to for Real Estate Litigation matters. He is always clear and concise with the clients, and has outstanding judgment in evaluating the clients position and what they stand to gain (or not gain as the case may be) from litigation. He has always given sound legal advice and is a trusted adviser.

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  • Joseph Pierotti

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Contact info

White & Ekker, P.C.

160 S. Municipal Dr.,
Ste. 100
Sugar Grove, IL, 60554

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199305/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cum Laude GraduateNorthern Illinois University College of Law1993
Law Review - Distinguished Service AwardNorthern Illinois University College of Law1992
Moot Court Society - Distinguished Service AwardNorthern Illinois University College of Law1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWhite & Ekker, P.C.2011 - Present
PartnerMomkus McCluskey LLC1999 - 2011
AssociateMulherin, Rehfeldt & Varchetto,1996 - 1999
AssociateLewis & Nyuli, P.C.1994 - 1996
AssociateGarr & DeMaertelaere1993 - 1994
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce & IndustryPresident2011 - Present
Sugar Grove Corn Boil, NFPPresident2011 - Present
Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce & IndustryDirector2009 - Present
Sugar Grove Corn Boil, NFPMember2009 - Present
Oak Brook Leads ClubMember2007 - 2011
Northern Illinois University College of Law Student Bar AssociationPresident1992 - 1993
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hinsdale Limousine v. Hinsdale Coach LimousineMoney judgment in favor of client
Jefferson v. New Millennium MortgageMoney judgment in favor of client
Quigley v. City of BraidwoodSummarily dismissed in favor of clients
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Chicago Daily HeraldSugar Grove Library Settles with Former Director2012
Aurora Beacon NewsSugar Grove Library Board Reverses Course on Mediation2011
Elburn HeraldSugar Grove Corn Boil Brings in Donations2011
Elburn HeraldSG Chamber Selects 2010 Board Members2010
DCBA BriefInsuring Municipalities: Defending Under The Tort Immunity Act - A Dog Of A Case Study2007
DCBA BriefUninsured and Underinsured Motorist Arbitration: Don’t Be Put Off By Setoffs2001
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationArbitration in Automobile Insurance Cases2001
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of MichiganN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Meet the Candidates NightCandidate Forum2013
Business ForumChamber and EDC - Working Together to Better the Community2012