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Jacob Harrison Fulk

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bloomington, IL

4.1   9 reviews

also known as J. Harrison Fulk, Jake Fulk

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Jacob

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J. Harrison Fulk, Esq., practices family law in various Illinois courts including Dissolutions of Marriage, Paternity/Custody/Support cases, Orders of Protection, Guardianships, Adoptions, Name changes including those connected with gender re-identification and blended families, Juvenile cases, Post-judgment disputes, Child Support, Appeals,  and other family and civil litigation.

 

“Jake” Fulk was born, raised and now resides permanently in Normal, Illinois with his wife and dogs.  He earned his B.A. in Religious Studies from Indiana University with High Distinction, General Honors and Departmental Honors, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law, cum laude.  He joined the firm in 2009 after practicing for some time locally as a legal aid attorney concentrating in family law matters.

 

Before becoming a private family and divorce lawyer, Attorney Fulk received the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ”I Have a Dream” Award for Outstanding Contributions to Human Relations from the Town of Normal in 2001.  He was Associate Editor of the Elder Law Journal at the University of Illinois College of Law and was President of the Undergraduate Religious Studies Association throughout college, where he completed his honors thesis based on thematic patterns in the temples of Varanasi, India and was a member of the National Championship Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl team in 2004.

Location

Cox & Fulk LLC
202 North Center Street
Bloomington, IL, 61701

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Reviews

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Posted by Tina | April 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Advice
Mr. Fulk gave me great advice just over the telephone and told me I could call him back if I needed more advice. He’s very friendly and was very helpful. He was very sympathetic with what I was going through
Posted by Micah | February 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent divorce lawyer
I had used Jake Fulk as my divorce lawyer. He and his paralegal were very responsive and very intelligent with all of their advice and knowledge when it comes to the law and divorce proceedings.
Posted by Brandon | July 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend without reservation.
Throughout all of my contact with Jake Fulk, I was treated with the courtesy and respect that I expected from a professional. Divorce is not an easy or fun process to navigate, but Jake guided me through the process in a way that my interests were protected while simultaneously keeping the process amicable. I am very thankful for his help and recommend him very highly.
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Posted by Jenny | July 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated and trustworthy!!
Jake is by far and away the best attorney I have ever had!! He listened to me, my needs, concerns, and questions, and gave me solid legal advice! I'd highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2012
Highly recommended!
Compassionate, knowledgable, gets results quickly. Put me at ease in our first meeting and never disappointed me.
Posted by Angela | March 15, 2012
Thoughtful and Dedicated
My ex-husband and I had a pretty amicable divorce but we wanted to get our visitation and child support issues down on paper to avoid any issues. I'm so glad we did and that I choose Mr. Fulk to represent my interest. We thought we had figured out everything but Mr. Fulk brought many potential issues to light and we were able to discuss them rationally and come up with a plan- before we had a problem or unexpected event/cost arrise. I have recommended Mr. Fulk in the past and will continue to do so.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2012
Fantastic!
Jake was an outstanding attorney! When i was going through a difficult divorce I was not sure who to turn to since I have not lived in Bloomington that long. Jake came highly recommended and I am so glad I listened and used him to handle my divorce. He listened to everything I had to say very intently and always kept me in the loop. He truly is a fantastic lawyer and I am glad i now have the opportunity to pass on the recommendation to you!
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2019
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Money Eater
I hired Jake back in 2012 as I was going through a divorce and custody battle. While representing me I spent countless hours in Jakes office providing information and preparing for hearings. As each hearing date came it was always the same thing a continuance and back to the office for more preparation. Jake made one court appearance on my behalf in which little was resolved. In total Mr. Faulk ran through about 12,000.00 in 3 months with no results. I let Mr. Faulk go as my attorney and sought representation elsewhere.
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Posted by Ken | December 3, 2014
Do not recommend
I hired this lawyer to represent me in my divorce. My ex-wife and I had agreed to minimize our lawyer costs by mutually agreeing to a fair settlement and between us. I presented Jake with our mutual agreement, and he became upset with me and said I shouldn't be making agreements with my ex-wife. He insisted and pressured me to pursue the divorce in the manner he wanted me to go. I ended up spending an addition $3000 more and ended up settling for what my ex-wife and I had originally agreed too and what I had originally presented to Jake. I feel that he did not listen to my wishes and I ended up having to pay him way more than I should have. I would caution anyone using Jake Fulk as an attorney.
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Response from Jacob Fulk December 4, 2014
I take all client feedback seriously, regret any dissatisfaction with my services, and the above is no exception. I do disagree with its content but out of respect for my duty of confidentiality will not specify further in this regard. I also see that this review appears substantially similar to the other negative review posted consecutively to this one such that I believe the same party posted both reviews, which are the only negative reviews with regard to my services of which I am presently aware.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Certified Guardian ad Litem
  • 11th Judicial Circuit of Illinois
  • 2012 - Present
  • Notary Public
  • Ronda Glenn Law Offices
  • 2009 - Present
  • Pro Bono Volunteer Attorney
  • Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ronda Glenn Law Offices
  • 2009 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Prairie State Legal Services
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Research Assistant
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Student Clerk
  • Circuit Judge Hon. Charles Reynard
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Summer Clerk
  • Samuels Miller Schroeder Jackson & Sly, LLP
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Illinois State University Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action
  • 2005 - 2005
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Education

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • J.D.
  • 2007
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • B.A.
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Marriage of Beckman
  • Affirmed/Prevailed

Associations

  • Kiwanis
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • McLean County Bar Association
  • Archivist
  • 2014 - Present
  • Public Interest Law Initiative
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • McLean County Bar Association
  • Bar History Committee Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • McLean County Bar Association
  • Chairperson - Composite Photo Subcommittee
  • 2012 - Present
  • McLean County Bar Association
  • Committee Member - Lawyers in the Classroom Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • McLean County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • The Elder Law Journal
  • Associate Editor
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Indiana University Undergraduate Religious Studies Association
  • President
  • 2002 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers Illinois
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2015
  • 20 Stars for Life
  • Great Plains Life Foundation
  • 2013
  • Cum Laud
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • 2007
  • Departmental Honors - Religious Studies
  • Indiana University
  • 2004
  • High Distinction
  • Indiana University
  • 2004
  • General Honors
  • Indiana University
  • 2004
  • National Championship
  • Intercollege Ethics Bowl
  • 2004
  • Martin Luther King "I Have A Dream" Award
  • Town of Normal Human Relations Commission
  • 2001
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • MCBA CLE
  • Family Law Primer
  • 2019
  • McLean County Bar Association CLE
  • GAL Caselaw Update
  • 2012
  • Conference on Stalking
  • Stalking Orders of Protection
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (17)
Endorse Jacob
Family Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jake is a smart, experienced lawyer and a true man of integrity you can count on in times of need."
Family Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fulk has a strong reputation as a compassionate but tough family law attorney, and his firm has an excellent reputation. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Fulk is an excellent attorney. He pursues his clients' interests tenaciously. Mr. Fulk is courteous and professional, and has an excellent reputation in the legal community. I endorse him without reservation."
Family Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacob Harrison Fulk is a highly skilled attorney who combines fierce intelligence and genuine compassion to achieve exemplary results for each of his clients. I highly recommend this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Fulk is a dedicated and aggressive family law attorney. His professionalism and excellence as a practitioner are well-known in the community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Fulk is always professional and civil while at the same time functioning as a zealous advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Fulk has an outstanding reputation and is a credit to the legal profession."
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Friend
"Jake is a hard working, honest and caring person, dedicated to finding the best solutions and getting the best possible outcomes for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fulk is a caring, dedicated and effective advocate for his clients. I give him my highest endorsement."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jake is a diligent attorney. I worked for him at Prairie State Legal Services and greatly benefited from his instruction. He cares about his clients' well being and has a reputation for a thorough knowledge of the law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I began my career with Mr. Fulk at Prairie State Legal Services. During my time working with Mr. Fulk I was able to see first hand his thoughtful and dedicated approach to client's needs."
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Bloomington Divorce and separation Lawyer Jacob Harrison Fulk
Jacob Harrison Fulk
Divorce and separation Attorney
Bloomington, IL
Licensed for 16 years