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Gina L. Colaluca

Divorce and separation Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Gina

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Gina L. Colaluca began working as an Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Laura A. Holwell in 2013, where she practiced family law. In 2016, Gina continued to work with the Holwell family as an Associate Attorney at Holwell Law Group, LLC. Recently, Gina opened her own practice and is now the owner of The Law Office of Gina L. Colaluca, LLC, where she continues to focus her practice in Family Law, Domestic Violence, and Civil Appeals. Gina has extensive experience managing both contested and uncontested divorces, custody disputes, child support matters, cases involving domestic violence, and civil appeals. Recently, Gina successfully argued an attorney fee issue at the Illinois Supreme Court.

In 2012, Gina graduated Magna Cum Laude from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. During law school, Gina served as a Lead Articles Editor on The John Marshall Law Review Editorial Board (Fall 2011, Spring 2012) and also obtained CALI awards for Criminal Law (Spring 2010) and Children and the Legal System (Spring 2011) for the highest grade in these classes. During law school, Gina gained valuable experience as a law clerk for a boutique family law firm, an intern for the Department of Children and Family Services, and an intern for the Domestic Relations Division of the Office of the Public Guardian. Prior to beginning her legal career, Gina attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she graduated with Highest Distinction in 2009. She earned a bachelor's degree in English, and obtained minors in Psychology, Music, and Political Science.

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The Law Office of Gina L. Colaluca, LLC
444 West Lake Street
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL, 60606
The Law Office of Gina L. Colaluca, LLC
54 North Ottawa Street
Suite B65
Joliet, IL, 60432
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
Gina is efficient and professional. She always explained the options so me so that I could make an informed decision. I have extreme confidence in her and her work. She is a trusted resource that I would highly recommend.
Posted by John C | November 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The ONE you have been looking for
This attorney is very sharp, informed, and prompt on replying via email or phone. I hired Gina for issues regarding child support and custody issues as well as defending against false allegations against me. I am a firm believer that the truth always comes out in the end and Gina does nothing to stand in the way. She will fight for your rights and what is JUST not only for you but for your child as well. Provide her the best info and she will go to work for you. I highly recommend her if you are seeking a very professional attorney.
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Posted by Dave | November 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I hired Gina to help me through and amicable divorce. She was able to quickly and cost effectively guide us through the process. Gina represented me. My ex-husband felt comfortable enough with Gina's communication style and approach that he didn't hire his own attorney in order for us to save on legal fees and to expedite the process. I would highly recommend Gina to anyone in a similar situation.
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Posted by Thomas | August 21, 2017
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Awesome Lawyer
Gina helped me to get through a difficult divorce. She is extremely knowledgeable about the laws and statutes which helped ease my fears as we went through this process. She kept in touch with me, always keeping me abreast of the latest status of my case. She was readily available, always returning phone calls and emails promptly. Going through divorce is a very stressful and emotional process, but Gina helped ease the stress and calm my nerves. I really appreciated all that she did for me, and would highly recommend her to others.
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Posted by OSCAR | June 26, 2017
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A lawyer with a heart
After having hired a previous lawyer to handle my case regarding parenting time and a dispute with child support, having felt taken advantage of by said lawyer, I desperately was in need of a honest and competent lawyer to finalize this ordeal. I was lucky to find Attorney Gina Colaluca who was able to help me in a time of actual despair, very efficiently, much more reasonable in the way she was charging me and very importantly with the human touch, she actually called me a few times to ask about my well being concerning the situation in the court battle, with the ending results I'm happy to say I finally got joint custody for my child. Thank you Gina for your hard work, I'm very grateful for your service.
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Posted by JAMES Burke | March 23, 2016
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Best you will get.
My attorney Gina, was smart, compassionate and worked tirelessly to get me what was due. She worked so hard for me I consider her a friend now. A great attorney.
Posted by Cathy | March 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
My divorce was one of the most difficult thing I had to go through in my life. However, Gina made it bearable, she was very professional and took care of business. Phone calls were answered she listened and when I was most vulnerable she had my back. I highly recommend her!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Gina L. Colaluca, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Holwell Law Group
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Contract Attorney
  • Anderson & Boback
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Laura A. Holwell
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Lead Articles Editor
  • The John Marshall Law Review Editorial Board
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Lake Toback
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Domestic Relations Division of the Office of the Public Guardian
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Purdue University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gina L. Colaluca Celebrates Victory at the Illinois Supreme Court on Attorney Fee Issue
  • Affirmed

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • The John Marshall Law School Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2018
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Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Illinois Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Illinois Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Illinois Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Excellence for the Future Award - Children and the Legal System
  • CALI
  • 2011
  • Excellence for the Future Award - Criminal Law
  • CALI
  • 2010
  • Distinguished Scholar Award
  • The John Marshall Law School
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Holwell Law Group, LLC Legal Blog
  • Various
  • 2017
  • Anderson and Boback Legal Blog
  • Various
  • 2014
  • John Marshall Law Review
  • Lead Articles Editor, Vol. 45, Issue 2
  • 2012
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • Courts and Governments Look at whether Separate is Inherently Equal, Alan J. Toback as lead author, Gina L. Colaluca as contributing researcher
  • 2012
  • Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)
  • Developing Issues in Family Law and Strategies for Facing Them, Alan J. Toback as lead author, Gina L. Colaluca and Nicole Joseph as contributing researchers
  • 2012
  • John Marshall Law Review
  • Lead Articles Editor, Vol. 45, Issue 1
  • 2011
  • John Marshall Law Review
  • Lead Articles Editor, Vol. 44, Issue 4
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Career Day & Building Presentation
  • Working as a Lawyer in the Big City
  • 2016
  • DCFS Staff Conference
  • Tools for Effective Legal Researching
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
Endorse Gina
Appeals Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gina did a fantastic job on her recent Illinois Supreme Court case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Gina is an excellent attorney. She is always well-prepared, knowledgeable, and a strong advocate for her clients' interests. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. For the matter on which we were on opposing sides, she displayed a deep knowledge of law and a level of professionalism that was exemplary."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Gina is hard working, knowledgeable, and has excellent legal writing skills. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gina is a time-tested courtroom advocate."
Appeals Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Gina assisted my office on several appeals, divorces and other civil litigation matters with quality work product. In addition to her work, she communicates clearly with the clients."
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Chicago Divorce and separation Lawyer Gina L. Colaluca
Gina L. Colaluca
Divorce and separation Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 11 years
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