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Jan R. Kowalski

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About me

Seasoned litigator and compassionate parent.  I combine traditional litigation style with collaborative law mediation emphasis to create a winning combination for clients.  This saves clients time, money and aggravation and is more likely to lead to a positive result in terms of time and money.  I offer installment payment plans to make the process affordable and less stressful. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 75%
    9 years
  2. Real Estate: 15%
  3. Appeals: 10%
    9 years



Hourly ($50-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jennifer Beeler

    Jan is a passionate advocate for her clients.


    Jennifer Beeler Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mrs. Kowalski. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients. Keep up a great work!


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Jan Kowalski

1918 West Cermak Road
Chicago, IL, 60608


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200705/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Mother AwardStella2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalJan Kowalski2013 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Appellate Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
DuPage County Bar Association, Family Law and Practice CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Illinois State Bar Associationmember2007 - Present
Advocates Society (Chicago)Member2007 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Marriage of KiferbaumSecured plenary Order of Protection
In re Marriage of ViviritoAffirmed
In re Marriage of Abu-Hashimaffirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
pending publicationDivorce Chicago-Style2013
Illinois State Bar Association Family Law NewsletterDistricts Diverge on Final and Appealable Orders2012
Illinois State Bar Association Family Law NewsletterDistricts Diverge on Life Insurance as Security for Maintenance2009
Chicago Daily Law BulletinLozada Holds that State Child Support Obligations May Not Be Satisfied from Federal SSI (Supplemental Security Income) Benefits2003
Chicago Daily Law BulletinChild Representative May be Called to Testify2003
Chicago Daily Law BulletinIllinois Appellate Courts Wrestle with 505(a)(3)(h); the Gay-Posey Enigma2002
Chicago Daily Law BulletinWebcrawling for Matrimonial Law Attorneys2000
Chicago Daily Law BulletinApportioning Frequent Flyer Miles in Dissolution Actions1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of IllinoisPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Northern Trust BankDomestic Relations Presentation2013