DuPage County Attorney Named 2015 Emerging Lawyers in Illinois

DuPage County attorney Jennifer Friedland of Momkus LLC has been named 2015 “Emerging Lawyers” in Illinois by Leading Lawyers.

DuPage County Attorneys Michelle Dahlquist and Jennifer Friedland

DuPage County Attorneys Jennifer Friedland

" DuPage County attorney Jennifer Friedland of Momkus LLC has been named 2015 'Emerging Lawyers' in Illinois by Leading Lawyers."

The DuPage County law firm of Momkus LLC is pleased to announce that Partner Jennifer Friedland have been recognized as a 2015 “Emerging Lawyers” in the state of Illinois by Leading Lawyers.

Leading Lawyers selects the top attorneys in each state based on their professional skills, experience and ethical practices. The “Emerging Lawyers” designations is reserved for the top two percent of lawyers in Illinois who are 40 years old or under, and have been recognized by their peers.

DuPage County business litigation attorney Jennifer Friedland is a Partner at Momkus LLC. She graduated with her J.D. and an Environmental Law Certificate from Tulane University Law School and obtained her B.A. from the University of Kentucky. Friedland concentrates her legal practice in business and commercial litigation, civil litigation, and appellate law. She has presented oral arguments before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Illinois Second District Appellate Court.

Friedland is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association, the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, and the DuPage County Bar Association, in which she served as chair of the Appellate Law Committee. Friedland currently serves on the Illinois State Bar Association’s General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section Council. Friedland is also general counsel for the National Association for Down Syndrome.

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DuPage County Family Law Attorney Named Illinois Leading Lawyer

DuPage County family law attorney William Scott of Momkus LLC has been nominated as an “Illinois Leading Lawyer.”

DuPage County Family Law Attorney William Scott

DuPage County Family Law Attorney William Scott

" 'Momkus LLC Firm Partner William Scott has been nominated by his peers to earn a 'Leading Lawyers' distinction."

The Lisle family law firm of Momkus LLC is pleased to announce that Firm Partner William Scott has been nominated by his peers to earn a “Leading Lawyers” distinction.

The “Leading Lawyers” distinction is earned by less than five percent of attorneys in the state of Illinois. The nomination process is based on statewide peer survey nominations and the approval of the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board. Selected attorneys must also meet all eligibility requirements for membership. Leading Lawyers provides an online database of extensive profiles of the most respected and experienced lawyers in each state to help assist the public in their search for a highly qualified lawyer.

DuPage County family law attorney William Scott obtained his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and obtained his A.B. from Saint Louis University. Scott concentrates his family law practice in complex divorce, pre-marital agreements, pre and post judgment issues, custody, paternity, and litigation matters. He was an instrumental part of the drafting and passage of the Illinois legislation permitting the entry of Qualified Illinois Domestic Relations Orders resolving the division of Illinois state pension benefits between spouses.

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Second District Admission Ceremony

Second District Admission Ceremony

Supreme Court Justice Robert R. Thomas presided over the Second District in Elgin. Appellate Justice Ann B. Jordensen (top, left) made the motion to admit the class. Cook County Circuit Judge Russell W. Hartigan, Third Vice President of the Illinois State Bar Association and Lisle attorney James McCluskey (top, right), who is a member of the ISBA Board of Governors, seconded the motion.

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DuPage County Commercial Litigator Joins Naperville CARES Board of Directors

DuPage County commercial litigator James F. McCluskey of Momkus LLC joins Naperville CARES Board of Directors.

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DuPage Commerical Litigation Attorney James McCluskey

"'I am honored to be able to serve alongside such a great group of individuals. I look forward to helping contribute to this wonderful organization and those in need within the Naperville community,' says McCluskey."

The DuPage County law firm of Momkus LLC, located in Lisle, Illinois, is pleased to announce that Founding Partner James F. McCluskey has joined the Naperville CARES Board of Directors.

Naperville CARES is an organization that helps local families and community members in financial distress by providing essential emergency financial support and resources. The organization assists local community residents with fundamental needs such as paying rent and utilities and repairing vehicles to ensure safe and reliable transportation for those commuting to work. Naperville CARES is involved with numerous community fundraising events around the county to help raise funds to support their mission.

“I am honored to be able to serve alongside such a great group of individuals. I look forward to helping contribute to this wonderful organization and those in need within the Naperville community,” says McCluskey.

James F. McCluskey is a founding partner of Momkus LLC located in Lisle, Illinois. He concentrates his legal practice in the trial of commercial cases. McCluskey obtained his J.D. from Northern Illinois University College of Law and obtained a Master of Laws from The John Marshall Law School. He graduated from Elmhurst College with a B.S. in Accounting.

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James F. McCluskey Elected ISBA Third Vice President

DuPage County commercial litigation attorney James F. McCluskey of Momkus LLC has been elected Third Vice President of the Illinois State Bar Association.

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DuPage County Attorney James F. McCluskey Elected as ISBA Third Vice President

"'Thank you to all of those who supported my campaign—this wouldn't have been possible without you,' says McCluskey."

Momkus LLC is proud to announce that Partner James. F. McCluskey has been elected Third Vice President of the Illinois State Bar Association. McCluskey will serve one year in each of the three vice presidential offices before he becomes president of the association in 2018.

McCluskey’s campaign was focused on supporting ISBA member benefit initiatives including:

  • Opposition to Proposed Legal Services Tax
  • New and Improved ISBA Job Bank
  • Keeping Membership Dues Down

“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity to serve the members of the Illinois State Bar Association. I look forward to continuing to improve this great organization for all Illinois attorneys. Thank you to all of those who supported my campaign—this wouldn’t have been possible without you,” says McCluskey.

McCluskey is a founding partner at Momkus LLC, where he concentrates on commercial litigation. Throughout his 35-year legal career, he has tried more than 55 civil jury trials to verdict in state and federal courts throughout Illinois.

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