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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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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Momkus LLC Sponsors Family Shelter Service Gala

Momkus LLC Sponsors Family Shelter Services Gala

With over 400 guests in attendance, the annual Family Shelter Service Gala was a great success. Raising nearly $200,000, guests enjoyed dinner, dancing, cocktails, the music of Vital Signs and a highly moving presentation by members of the Family Shelter Service Speakers Bureau. Floral décor provided by FTD and twinkling lights set the mood for an enchanting garden theme in "The Secret Garden."

Auctioneer Renee Jones facilitated a record-breaking Fund-A-Need. Tim Kolschowsky, of the Gerald A. and Karen A. Kolschowsky Foundation challenged the audience by pledging an additional $10,000 if we reached the $60,000 mark. Supporters responded to the challenge and raised their paddles for a total of $66,785.

With the additional $10,000 from the Kolschowsky Foundation and the match from the Carl and Pat Greer Foundation, the Fund A Need portion of the evening raised an unprecedented $146,785. It was truly a magical night that helped Family Shelter Service raise much-needed funds in the face of State funding cuts.

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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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DuPage Lawyer Is Candidate for Illinois State Bar Association Third Vice President

DuPage Lawyer James F. McCluskey of Momkus LLC runs for the position of Third Vice President of the Illinois State Bar Association.

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DuPage Lawyer James F. McCluskey, Candidate for ISBA 3rd Vice President

"'I am thankful for the support I have received throughout this campaign. I am committed to serving the members of the Illinois State Bar Association by improving the economic welfare of all Illinois attorneys,' says McCluskey."

The DuPage law firm Momkus LLC is pleased to announce their support for Founding Partner James F. McCluskey in his candidacy for the position of 2015 Illinois State Bar Association Third Vice President. The 2015 election ballots will be sent out to association members on March 26 and voting will officially commence once the ballots are received.

“I am thankful for the support I have received throughout this campaign. I am committed to serving the members of the Illinois State Bar Association by improving the economic welfare of all Illinois attorneys,” says McCluskey.

McCluskey fully supports the following ISBA member benefits:

Opposition to Proposed Legal Services Tax

In July of 2014, Illinois gubernatorial candidate, Bruce Rauner, proposed expanding the Illinois sales tax to include businesses and occupations that provide legal services. McCluskey will advocate that the ISBA lobby to oppose this unnecessary burden on the cost of doing business for Illinois attorneys.

New and Improved ISBA Job Bank

McCluskey proposes that the ISBA implement a new and improved job bank for attorneys looking to hire attorneys. This new and improved job bank will provide quick and efficient hiring processes and help ensure a bright future for Illinois attorneys. Attorneys will keep their resumes updated in a database to broadcast and respond to job inquiries. The job bank will also benefit law firms looking to hire by eliminating the financial burden of advertising.

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