November 09, 2018

Attorney Jennifer L. Friedland Honored at Influential Women in Business Awards

Momkus LLC is proud to announce that Partner Jennifer L. Friedland received the Daily Herald Business Ledger’s Influential Women in Business Award. The publication recognized 20 women at a Nov. 2 reception.

The Influential Women in Business Award honors suburban Chicago woman executives who excel in the business, civic, and personal arenas. Peers nominated the award recipients, who were then selected by a panel of Daily Herald Business Ledger executives. The Business Ledger will profile Friedland in its Dec. 17 issue as part of the award.

Attorney Jennifer Friedland recently became a Managing Partner at Momkus LLC. She focuses her practice on business and trust litigation and appellate practice.

Friedland has successfully argued cases before the Appellate Courts of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She has represented her clients in bench and jury trials.

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October 10, 2018

Momkus LLC Names Two New Members and Managing Partners

Chicago area law firm Momkus LLC today announces the naming of two new members and managing partners. Jennifer Friedland and Bret Klemetson join existing members James Harkness and Edward Momkus. Both now join in ownership of the firm.

Jennifer Friedland focuses on business, trust and appellate litigation. She has successfully tried both bench and jury trials, written and argued appeals before the Appellate Courts of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and served as the Chair of the Appellate Law Committee of the DuPage County Bar Association. She graduated from the University of Kentucky and earned her J.D. from Tulane University Law School. She currently resides in Wheaton with her husband and three children.

Bret Klemetson focuses on business transactions, such as buying and selling businesses and joint ventures, as well as other transactional matters such as entity formation and structuring, succession planning, executive compensation, shareholder and operating agreements and reorganizations. Bret takes a wholistic approach with his clients and calls on his CPA certification to advise on tax and accounting matters in business transactions. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the DePaul University College of Law. Bret lives in Naperville with his wife and their two sons.

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July 2, 2018

James F. McCluskey Becomes President of Illinois State Bar Association

Momkus LLC is proud to announce that the Illinois State Bar Association has installed attorney James F. McCluskey as its president. The installation occurred during the ISBA’s 142nd Annual Meeting on June 15 at The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wisconsin.

McCluskey has been a long-time active member of the ISBA. He is a member of the Board of Governors and previously served as a member of the Assembly, the ISBA Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council, and the Allerton House Committee. He was previously the chairman of the Agenda Committee.

As president, McCluskey will continue several of the ISBA’s initiatives, including legal education programs to help attorneys with transition, succession, and overall business planning as they approach retirement; and educational seminars that will cover finances and budgeting, financial software tools for small practices, and marketing best practices.

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August 13, 2018

James F. McCluskey Becomes President of Illinois State Bar Association

McCluskey, a founding member of Momkus McCluskey LLC will join the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court as an Associate Judge. He began practicing law in 1979 and litigated a variety of civil matters, including business litigation. He is an active member of the legal community and served as the 18th Judicial Circuit Board of Governor for the Illinois State Bar Association and held various leadership roles, including President, of the DuPage County Bar Association. He is currently the President of the Illinois State Bar Association.

“While I am sad to see Jim leave us, there are few people I would trust more behind the bench than him. He will be a dedicated jurist and I know that the eighteenth circuit courts will be well-served with him on the bench” said Ed Momkus, member at Momkus LLC. “The firm’s focus has been and always will be on delivering the best possible service to our clients, and we will continue to do just that as Momkus LLC.”

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March 26, 2018

NIU Honors Lisle Attorney

James F. McCluskey, founder of the law firm Momkus LLC in Lisle and president-elect of the Illinois State Bar Association, has been honored with the NIU Alumni Achievement in Public Service Award because of his outstanding accomplishments and commitment to his profession.

Since graduating from the Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1979 (formerly Lewis University College of Law), McCluskey has built a practice that has grown from three lawyers and a client to 25 lawyers and thousands of clients. Momkus McCluskey, one of the largest law firms in DuPage County, specializes in transactional and commercial litigation, insurance defense, family law, estate planning and real estate matters.

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