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Juliet was born in Vereeninging, South Africa. Juliet attended the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in English and International Relations.  Juliet completed a year of study towards an LLB in Roman/Dutch law at the Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit in Johannesburg where she studied in the Afrikaans language.  She obtained a J.D. from the University of Dayton in 1998.

Juliet is an experienced civil litigator and her practice is in the Circuit Court of Cook and the collar counties and in Federal Court.  Juliet was named in Illinois Super Lawyer, and Super Lawyer Corporate Counsel for 2009, 2010, and 2011 for business litigation. Juliet also appeared in the 2012 Super Lawyers Business Edition for litigation.  Juliet was named as one of Illinois’ top lawyers in the February 2011 edition of Chicago Magazine.  Juliet has litigated cases involving contract disputes; the Residential Real Property Disclosure Act; specific performance of contracts; construction defects; the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act; equitable mortgages and condominium disputes. Juliet has litigated complex litigation actions involving RICO and fraud suits involving millions of dollars.

Juliet is also experienced in criminal law and has litigated cases ranging from first degree murder, reckless homicide, aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated DUI to simple DUI cases.  Juliet has litigated Operating Under The Influence (“O.U.I.”) cases involving boats and snowmobiles.  She has represented clients in the trial and appellate courts, including the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Juliet is the past Chair of International and Immigration Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association.  She is currently the Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) coordinator for the International and Immigration Law Section Council.  Juliet is also the secretary of the Traffic Law Section Council of the ISBA.  Juliet is a past member of the Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association.  Juliet is a frequent speaker at seminars for CLE. In addition, Juliet has authored several articles published by the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.


Languages spoken: Afrikaans, English

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    17 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    17 years
  3. Business: 30%
    17 years



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Blake Horwitz

    I endorse this lawyer. Juliet is very intelligent and aggressive. She will fight for a client to the end. A great quality.


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Contact info

Boyd & Kummer, LLC

20 S Clark St Ste 1620
Chicago, IL, 60603-1834


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199805/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super lawyer business litigationSuper lawyer Business Edition2012
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2011
Super lawyerSuper lawyer Corporate Counsel2011
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2010
Super lawyerSuper Lawyer Corporate Counsel2010
Super lawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2009
Super lawyerSuper Lawyer Corporate Counsel2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
attorney partnerBoyd & Kummer LLC2008 - Present
PartnerStasko & Boyd LLC2006 - 2008
PartnerRichardson Stasko Boyd & Mack2003 - 2006
AssociateKomie & Associates1998 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of the WitwatersrandEnglish and International RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Traffic Law Update - webinarTraffic Case Law Update and Legislative Update2014
Small & Solo Firm ConferenceLandmines in Opening Your own Practice2013
International & Immigration law Section UpdateHot Topic - Changes to the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 - Is Your Business in Compliance2013
International & Immigration LawImmigration Law and Legislation Update2013
Young Lawyers DivisionClient Retainer Agreements, Bank Accounts2012
Young Lawyer DivisionStarting Your Own Law Firm: A Nuts and Bolt Primer2012
Traffic Law UpdateEthical Concerns in Preparing Your Client For Alcohol Evaluations & Assessments2012
Representing Foreign Born ClientsImmigration Issues For Criminal Defense Attorneys2012
International & Immigration Law PresentationWhat If Your Client is Foreign Born2012
Young Lawyers DivisionHanging Out a Shingle: A Primer on Building A Practice2011
Traffic Law UpdateDUI, Traffic and Secretary of State Related Issues2009
Winter CLE FestCase Law Update Panel Discussion2008
Traffic Law UpdateDUI and Traffic Issues2008
Traffic Law UpdateGeneral Traffic Law2008
Traffic Law UpdateHot Topicss2008
Traffic Law UpdateCollateral Consequences of Guilty Pleas2007
Traffic Law UpdateImmigration Consequences of Guilty Pleas, Traffic Law Update2006