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.

“I am very proud that I have been able to provide a living for over 40 families in the DuPage County area through employing more than 40 staff and professionals,” said McCluskey, who will become president of the Illinois State Bar Association in June 2018.

His recent accolades include making the Super Lawyers list of the best Illinois lawyers for five consecutive years and nine times in the last 13 years; being rated as a top lawyer in Illinois for the last two years by the Legal Network; and being appointed unanimously by the Illinois Supreme Court to its Committee on Professional Responsibility.

He has argued appeals before the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District; the Illinois Supreme Court; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

In 2005, the DuPage County Bar Association presented him with the Ralph Gabric Award for distinguished leadership and professionalism. In 2008, he was recognized as the DCBA Lawyer of the Year for distinguished leadership and meritorious service.

McCluskey is also a member of the West Suburban Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Cook County and DuPage Justinian Society of Lawyers.

For more information, contact:
Colleen Leonard
Publicity Promotion Specialist
NIU Alumni Association
(815) 753-1852

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