These lawyers, members and alumni of the Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP), have established law firms committed to providing quality legal services that are accessible and affordable. Please note that the Justice Entrepreneurs Project is not a law firm. The attorneys affiliated with the JEP maintain their own independent law firms that are separate and distinct from the JEP, The Chicago Bar Foundation, and from the other firms in the JEP. Clients engage an individual attorney/firm, not the JEP, The Chicago Bar Foundation, or any other attorney/firm in the JEP network. JEP lawyers all commit to JEP Principles and Service Standards. To see the principles, standards, and information about feedback and complaints, visit this page.
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Sprouse Law Office
Phillip J. Sprouse is dedicated to providing client-focused representation and increasing access to justice. His practice is concentrated on Criminal Defense and he represents both adults and juveniles on all classes of felony and misdemeanor cases. He offers a range of fee agreements to help clients afford legal representation. Phillip believes that to achieve the best outcome in a case, a defense attorney must be willing and able to take a case to trial if appropriate. He also understands that being involved in the criminal justice system can affect every part of a person’s life and he believes that an attorney should inform their client what to expect during the process of a criminal case. Phillip is proud to volunteer part of his time with First Defense Legal Aid providing representation to people in Chicago Police Department custody. Phillip can be reached at 312.550.5869, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serrano Legal Solutions, LLC
Lisette Serrano is an alumni member of the JEP. Lisette received her B.A. from National Louis University in 2008 and her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 2013. Prior to law school, Lisette received her Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate in 1995 and has worked as a family law paralegal for the past 15 years. During law school Lisette interned at, and was Vice President of, The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic where she assisted people faced with discrimination in housing. Lisette also interned at the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic where she gained experience dealing with Orders of Protection. Lisette has seen the difficulties and frustrations faced by both lawyers and litigants, and has observed the many inequities that are part of the system. Lisette formed Serrano Legal Solutions, LLC, which focuses on family law, in 2014. She also volunteers her time at the Legal Assistance Foundation and CARPLS. Lisette can be reached at (708) 552-0823 or email@example.com.
Jessica J. Bell
Bell Advocate LLC
Tired of watching the people in her community lose rights, property, and access to loved ones just because they didn’t know the law or know a lawyer they could afford and trust, Jessica Bell left her career in legal ethics and founded Bell Advocate LLC. A life long Southsider, Jessica appears in Markham and at the Daley Center for clients pursuing or defending actions concerning divorce, child support, custody, adult and minor guardianship, wills, trusts, and other assets in the areas of: Domestic Relations/Family Law, Probate, Guardianship, and Estate Planning. Bell Advocate endeavors to offer affordable legal services to those whose income is too high to qualify for free legal services, but also cannot afford traditionally priced private attorneys. Contact Jessica now at (773) 234-2052 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how Bell Advocate LLC can assist you with your legal matter.
The Law Offices of Obafemi, P.C.
Shegun Obafemi attended the University of Vienna, where he studied political Science before moving to the United States. In the US, Shegun attended Northeastern Illinois University and went on to receive his JD from Thomas M. Cooley School of Law. Shegun practices law to act on his belief in helping low income people gain access to justice. While in law school, Shegun worked at the People’s Law Office in Chicago where he helped defend demonstrators arrested in Chicago for protesting the Iraq war. Shegun also worked at West Town Community Law Office. After law school, Shegun worked for the City of Chicago Law Department prosecuting Department of Streets and Sanitation violations and Building Code violations. Shegun practices in family law, wills and estate planning, and real estate. Shegun can be reached at 312-659-4681 or email@example.com.
Ericka A. McFee
McFee Law Offices, P.C.
Attorney Ericka A. McFee concentrates her practice on immigration matters of all kinds, from employment and family based immigration to removal defense and asylum. Prior to launching McFee Law Offices, P.C. in 2016, she was an Associate Attorney at the Chicago office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, and Loewy, LLP. She is an active member of the Chicago chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the DuPage County Bar Association. She also dedicates her spare time by volunteering with area non profit organizations and providing pro bono legal assistance to indigent clients. Ericka can be reached at (312) 278-0353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Law Office of Christina Martell
Christina “Chrissie” Martell is a solo practice attorney focusing on legal issues facing young families as they grow. She practices adoption, estate planning, and real estate law, along with some aspects of family law such as uncontested divorce. Chrissie earned her bachelor’s degree in English with a Concentration in Public and Professional Writing from Indiana University in Bloomington. She graduated from DePaul University College of Law with a Certificate in Family Law. While in law school, she participated in DePaul’s family law clinic, in which she represented clients in domestic relations and domestic violence court under the supervision of an experienced attorney. She was also active in mock trial and client counseling and negotiations competitions, and she wrote an advice column for the law school newspaper. Chrissie can be reached at (630) 423-6377 or email@example.com.
Keith Southam founded Southam Law with the goal of empowering clients. Keith wants to ensure that his clients understand how immigration laws affect them and what options are open to them. This focus on empowering comes from Keith’s experiences prior to law school. He worked as an ESL teacher and international student advisor before turning to a legal career. During law school, he focused on immigration law, including an internship at the Chicago Immigration Court. Keith graduated from law school in 2011 and has worked in immigration law first as an associate and later by founding Southam Law. He has extensive experience with a range of immigration matters, including family-based green cards, citizenship applications, non-immigrant work visas, DACA, asylum, deportation defense, and many other areas. Keith also understands that for many clients, the costs of legal services can be difficult to pay. He takes several steps to help. First, fees are not charged hourly but are fixed ahead of time to avoid surprises. Additionally, he offers payment plans and accepts credit card to help you spread out the cost of services. Additionally, he offers different levels of service at different price points to help you chose the option you can afford. Keith can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by text or phone at (773) 466-4478.
Law Offices of Shunte S. Goss
Shunte‘ S. Goss is a native of Chicago, Illinois, and an alumnus of the JEP. Shunte’ attended and received her undergraduate degree from Illinois State University. She graduated with a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and went directly to work in private practice. Prior to law school, Shunte‘ worked with individuals in many different areas. She gained experience in problem solving as well as working through confrontational issues with individuals of all walks of life. Shunte‘ brings this experience to her private practice with focuses in Estate Planning and Family Law. Shunte’ will take the time to understand each client’s unique situation and specific needs. She will research the facts as well as the law, and advise clients on all of their options. Shunte‘ genuinely cares about her clients. She is committed to providing the highest quality of legal advice and support during what is often an emotionally-charged time in clients’ lives. Shunte’ is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. She can be reached at (708) 794-8559 or email@example.com.
Karle Law, LLC
Andrea provides economical, tailored, business solutions to small business owners. She has a background in accounting and taxation, and a passion for food science. While she grew up in the Chicago area she pursued her bachelor’s in the mountainous west at Colorado State University and her law degree from Indiana University. (Go Hoosiers!) She worked with startups in the San Francisco Bay area and has experience with tax consultation for state sales tax issues, mergers and acquisitions, and general family tax planning. She focuses on regular folks by offering flat rate fees and limited scope solutions. When not volunteering at Prairie State Legal Services Tax Clinic, CARPLS, and the Olive Mary Stitt Science Club, Andrea stays involved in the community by giving seminars for small business owners. Andrea’s exuberance for both consuming and researching food bubbles over into brewing. Andrea can be reached at (847)-773-0900 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Online appointments can be made on her website.
LP Tax Law
James R. Plucinsky provides a full range of services to resolve the tax controversy issues of businesses and individuals. James offers assistance for both collection (IRS tax lien, levy or wage garnishment) and examination (audit) matters. In addition, James provides a complete array of services to meet all of the taxpayers compliance needs. Compliance services include the preparation of previously unfiled tax returns, amended tax returns, and the required filings for payroll withholdings for both employers and employees. He has served as a Volunteer Tax Attorney and Advanced Level IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance preparer at the three Chicago-area tax clinics recognized by the United States Tax Court. James earned his joint JD/MBA degree from Northern Illinois University, and his BBA degree in Finance from the University of Iowa. He is licensed in Illinois and admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. James is also an Illinois Registered Certified Public Accountant and a member of both the Chicago Bar Association and Illinois CPA Society. James can be reached at (847) 217-6505 or email@example.com.
Lytle & Milan, LLC
Paul Lytle is a partner at Lytle & Milan, LLC. Pauls mission is to provide legal representation that is accessible, responsive, and accountable to the unique needs of individuals and families throughout the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area. In a divergence from traditional billing practices, Paul seeks to fulfill his commitment to accessibility by offering clients a range of customizable solutions that includes flat rate fees, unbundled services, and limited scope representation. Paul provides clients with comprehensive representation in the areas of Criminal Defense Law and Family Law. Paul also provides limited representation in matters of Consumer Law. As an active member of the community, Paul is extremely proud to provide pro bono services in conjunction with such notable non-profit organizations as CARPLS, LAF, and Universidad Popular. Paul can be reached at (312) 690-4111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filippone Law, LLC
Augie Filippone started Chokshi-Filippone Law, LLC so that he could provide the focused, experienced, and dedicated counseling his clients deserve. His practice area includes business, consumer, and injury law. Augie received a Bachelor of Arts from Knox College, Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business, and a Master of Science in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas School of Engineering. During law school, he was News Editor for the Consumer Law Review and was a member of its Executive Board. Augie is licensed to practice law in Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Augie is a strong supporter of community service and a proud member of several Chicagoland area programs, including Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, CARPLS, and Junior Achievement. He is also a Commissioner with the Village of Mount Prospect, serving on the Planning and Zoning Board. Augie can be reached via email at email@example.com or by phone at (847)346-5565.
3BL Law, LLC
Lauren Cichowski started 3BL Law to provide affordable transactional legal services to individuals and organizations. Lauren practices small business, nonprofit, and real estate law. Whether it’s starting a new business, buying a new home, or experiencing growth in your organization, 3BL Law can help tackle your legal needs. Lauren received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and earned a dual JD/MBA from Loyola University Chicago with certifications in business ethics, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution. 3BL law provides transparent fees, client customizable solutions, and a range of pricing options, including flat fees and subscription rates for both limited scope and comprehensive legal representation. Lauren can be reached by phone at (312) 279-8818 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daissy Dominguez is an alumni member of the JEP. Pursuing a legal career dedicated to social justice, Daissy Dominguez founded the Dominguez Legal Justice Center, LLC (DLJC) to focus on immigration and landlord/tenant disputes. Ms. Dominguez obtained her Bachelors from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School. DLJC offers innovative ways of providing affordable representation by incorporating the client into the process and working together as a team to meet the clients needs. Ms. Dominguez believes in taking a holistic approach to her practice, providing not only legal representation but also connecting clients with other resources and conducting educational legal workshops within the community. Ms. Dominguez currently volunteers with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Erie House Neighborhood Association, Wiley Resource Center, CARPLS, and the Legal Assistance Foundation. Daissy can be reached at (773) 295-1520 or email@example.com.
Helm Business Law
Cliff Helm is a Chicago area attorney and JEP alumnus specializing in small business law, non-profit law, music and the arts, and community development. His practice is dedicated to supporting people as they start and maintain small businesses and non-profits. In addition, he is an advocate for responsible community development through the use of Community Benefits Agreements. Cliff was placed at the Law Project (part of the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law) and worked with non-profits, small businesses, and community coalitions. After the placement concluded, he continues to volunteer for the Law Project through its weekly help desk and by representing clients pro bono. Cliff can be reached at 773.417.6409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robinson Law LLC
Shymane S. Robinson, a Chicago native, and entrepreneur is very passionate about helping her clients create wealth through real estate and small business law. Shymane is the founder of Robinson Law LLC and serves as General Counsel to Cyprus Investments, LLC., a privately held investment company in Chicago. As a real estate investor and small business owner herself, Shymane understands the importance of purchasing real estate or starting a business as a first step to establishing wealth. Turn to Shymane for smooth and stress-free legal services. Home buyers, sellers, tenants, landlords, and small business owners from a variety of industries trust Shymane with their legal matters. Shymane looks forward to working with real estate professionals, hip-hop recording artists, stylists, salon owners, restaurant owners, fashion designers, artist managers, music producers, photographers, videographers and many more. Shymane offers affordable flat rate pricing and can be reached 24 hours 7 days a week by calling 312-442-0057 or emailing us at email@example.com.
Sable Law Group
Katrice Matthews is an alumni member of the JEP. Katrice is a founding partner of Sable Law Group LLC, with a practice focused on the belief that lawyers are public servants charged with the unique duty of protecting and enforcing clients’ rights. Katrice is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and Chicago-Kent College of Law. During law school, she clerked for the Hon. Morton Denlow in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. After law school, she worked as an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Illinois Attorney General for some years before deciding it was time to realize her dream of opening and operating her own firm. Katrice describes Sable Law Group as a law firm focused on “real people and real results. Hers is a practice that addresses your everyday legal needs and includes probate, real estate, contract disputes, and landlord/tenant law. Katrice takes a people-centric approach and wants her clients to feel as if they have a lawyer in the family now. Katrice can be reached by phone at (312) 469-0622 or by e-mail at Katrice@SableLawGroup.com.
Mary Gale Hall
The Law Office of Mary Gale Hall
Mary Gale “Molly” Hall provides legal services in Real Estate and Landlord/Tenant matters. Ms. Hall comes from a family of real estate professionals and founded her solo practice to provide clients with accessible, affordable legal services to secure the best possible outcomes in their housing and real estate issues. Ms. Hall earned an honors BA from the University of Florida, and graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School with the “Outstanding Law Student” Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers. She currently volunteers with CARPLS, and has previously provided pro bono services through Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation and Lawyer’s Committee for Better Housing. You can reach Molly at Molly@GaleHallLaw.com or (312)798-9597.
Law Offices of Stacey J. Dembo, LLC
Stacey J. Dembo has dedicated her practice to representing adults and children with disabilities in Social Security Disability and/or SSI benefit cases. After practicing with a Chicago-area Social Security Disability firm for several years, Stacey formed the Law Offices of Stacey J. Dembo, LLC in 2014. Stacey strives to provide vigorous, compassionate, and empathetic representation for people with disabilities in Social Security matters. Stacey is a member of the Chicago Bar Association where she served as the chairperson and vice-chairperson of the Social Security Law Committee. She is also a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) where she is the current co-chairperson of the Young Members Committee. She volunteers frequently within the community, providing legal services on a pro bono basis to people with disabilities and low income individuals at CARPLS, Equip for Equality, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and the Jewish United Fund Legal Services Clinic. Stacey can be reached at (312) 702-1492 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Law Office of Alyease Jones
Alyease Jones was raised to understand the importance of community involvement and education. She received her law degree Cum Laude from Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School. Alyease D. Jones is the attorney and founder of The Law Office of Alyease Jones. Attorney Jones has serviced her community through her legal expertise. She is an experienced professional who enjoys providing her clients with quality legal assistance.The firm’s mission is to provide affordable legal services to those in need of counsel related to domestic relationships, including family law, DCFS defense, guardianship, and orders of protection. Our quest is to promote justice and guarantee equality to all clients while maintaining a high degree of integrity and working zealously to protect our client’s legal and constitutional rights. The firm’s goal is to bridge the gap between the law and the community. Alyease can be reached at email@example.com or by phone at (630) 480-6580.
Needle & Thread Law LLC
Tina (“Ty”) Tran is a debt relief attorney, concentrating primarily on Ch. 7 and Ch. 13 Consumer Bankruptcy. She aspires to create an affirming and welcoming environment for people of all cultures and backgrounds, regardless of their gender, race, or sexual orientation. She believes in keeping the law simple and making it accessible for everyday people facing creditor lawsuits, wage garnishments, bank account freezes, foreclosures, and repossessions. Tina has a myriad of experience defending debtors trying to get back on their feet against debt collectors and their aggressive tactics. Start rebuilding your life today, stitch by stitch. Contact Needle & Thread Law for a future free from debt. When out of court and not at the office, Tina spends her time advocating for the equality and rights of all people. Debt relief attorney, and social justice advocate, Tina Tran can be reached by telephone at (773) 609-3637 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel R. Hernandez
Walczak Hernandez, P.C.
Daniel R. Hernandez focuses his practice on Family, Real Estate, and LGBTQ Law. His passion and focus in these areas has led to great client satisfaction. As an advocate, Daniel always asserts his client’s interests, adding focus to the client’s goals. Daniel is a member of the American Bar Association where he serves as Vice-Chair on the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee of the Young Lawyers Division. He also is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association where he serves as the Communications Chair of the LGBT Division. Prior to joining Walczak Hernandez, P.C., Daniel worked for Loevy & Loevy, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, American Bar Association, and Hon. Pamela Meyerson of the Circuit Court of Cook County. In his spare time, Daniel volunteers for Gigi’s Playhouse Chicago and enjoys spending time with family, boxing, and participating in intramural sports. Daniel can be reached at Daniel@WalczakHernandez.com or (312) 442-2225.
Calli Leigh Burnett
Burnett Law, LLC
Calli is passionate about helping students obtain the educational services they need and deserve. As a former teacher, Calli knows how important a quality education is and how difficult it can be to get for your student. As an attorney, Calli has helped many families and students hold schools accountable for providing the services students need. Calli has also served families by representing victims of domesitc violence in getting divorces and assisting families in obtaining stability through guardianships for minor children. Calli will work with you to understand your family and your student’s unique needs, she will work hard to get schools on your side and help you to better understand the options available for your student, and she will work with you to make sure her services are affordable for you. You can reach Calli at 847-216-8810 or email@example.com.
Magda Derisma works to help working class people get out of debt, gain a fresh start, and build wealth through real estate. Specifically, Magda represents clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, loan modifications, and real estate transactions. At the age of 19, Magda graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Florida. Magda received her Juris Doctorate and Masters in Public Policy from Loyola University Chicago. While in law school she worked as a summer judicial law clerk for Bankruptcy Judge, the Honorable Judge Laurel M. Isicoff. Magda has served her community as a classroom teacher, children’s rights advocate, political analyst, education consultant, lobbyist, and attorney. Magda is a fierce advocate who prides herself on a high standard of legal ethics and giving her clients a fresh start. You can reach Magda at (312) 788-9259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Szczypta & Kaczor Law
Martin Kaczor is an alumni member of the JEP. Martin is a first generation immigrant and understands the value of hard work and dedication. Having fled communist controlled Poland, Martin and his family settled in Chicago, where Martin earned his bachelors degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law School. While attending classes, Martin worked as a construction worker to put himself through college and law school. His practice concentrates on family law, real estate, and landlord/tenant matters. Martin is fluent in Polish and Italian and can be reached at (773) 205-2211 or email@example.com.
Emily A. Welter
Law Office of Emily A. Welter, LLC
Emily A. Welter believes that access to quality legal representation should be available to all individuals and families, regardless of socioeconomic status. She formed Law Office of Emily A. Welter, LLC after being accepted as a member of the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Justice Entrepreneurs Project. Emily focuses her solo practice in the areas of immigration, family law, and adoption. She has successfully advocated for her clients before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the Executive Office of Immigration Review, as well as Circuit Courts around the Chicago metropolitan and suburban area. Emily approaches each individual case in mindful recognition of the clients’ goals and needs – emotional, financial, or otherwise. She is dedicated to ensuring that her law firm provides predictable, transparent counsel at a reasonable rate and maintains this dedication by offering alternative pricing and communication options that work for each client’s unique situation. Emily can be reached at (224) 215-6901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Darren Perconte is an alumni member of the JEP. Darren provides affordable and tailored legal services to business owners, professionals, and creatives. His practice areas include business transactions, business litigation and dispute resolution, employment law, administrative and professional hearings, copyright and trademark, estate planning, and real estate. Darren draws upon his legal and business experience to pursue specific, client-focused solutions to legal issues. For more complex or specialized matters, he utilizes a wide network of attorneys and other professionals to meet the unique needs of each client. Darren understands that every client faces a different situation, so he offers a range of payment plans and representation options, including limited scope, unbundled services, and coaching. Darren earned his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School and his B.A. from Boston College. Darren can be reached at (773)242-9909 or email@example.com.
Christopher Elmore Law
Christopher Elmore is an alumni member of the JEP. Christopher is fulfilling his passion for helping others by aiding individuals and their families as they seek to come and stay in the United States. He developed an interest in cultures from around the world prior to law school through relationships with family and friends, humanitarian and mission trips to India, Central America, and South America, and working with people from four different continents at an international graphics company. While at Chicago-Kent College of Law, he focused on immigration through coursework and five externships at various organizations including the National Immigrant Justice Center and the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Christopher started his law practice to focus on providing affordable legal assistance to clients who need help navigating the pathway of fulfilling their dream to immigrate to the United States. Christopher can be reached at (312) 600-7273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Law Offices of Cindy K. Campbell
Cindy K. Campbell is a family attorney focusing on helping families with various legal situations. This consists of setting up wills and trusts, adoptions, uncontested and collaborative divorces, and mediating various issues including everything from child custody to elder law. She earned her bachelors degree in philosophy from Northwestern University and Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California. Upon graduating, she went on to earn the 120 Hour Mediation Certification through working at various courthouses in Southern California. Her practice focuses on being friendly, convenient, and easily accessible for clients that may have a difficult time meeting during traditional business hours. Therefore, in addition to the JEP office, she uses Regus Virtual Offices and can meet with clients all over Chicago and the Chicago land area. Meetings can also be held through FaceTime or Skype. Her goal in all areas of her work is to assist others by providing information, assistance, and care. Cindy can be reached at (773) 360-1928 or Cindy@ckcampbell.com.
Jay Kumar Law
Jay Kumar operates a social justice oriented litigation practice where he represents every-day people fighting big corporations. His clients have typically been discriminated against, have had their privacy invaded, or have had their homes or communities damaged by pollution. Although Jay’s clients know how much they will be charged in advance, he prefers to collect fees from opponents whenever possible. During his time at the University of Chicago Law School, he gained substantial experience in civil rights ranging from helping the ACLU stop unconstitutional practices in Florida to fighting police misconduct in Los Angeles. Jay is available for free consultations and can be reached at 312-767-7903 and Jay@jaykumarlaw.com.
Jason Han Law
Jason Han proudly represents employees seeking justice against their employers. Bad companies believe they’re too big to lose. Armed with big law firms and HR departments, they think they can take advantage of their loyal employees. They don’t realize they’re Goliaths. You, armed with a lawyer like Jason, are David. Jason will work with you to create a strategy to take down the employers who have trampled on your rights. He brings to your case a wealth of litigation experience in administrative hearings, bench trials, and jury trials. After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law, he prosecuted cases in court every day for the People of the State of Illinois in enforcing the criminal law. Now Jason enforces employee rights enshrined in Illinois State and Federal laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Family Medical Leave Act, and the Illinois Human Rights Act. Jason has particular experience in representing Federal Sector employees through the EEO process. Jason can be reached day or night at (872) 201-0088 or email@example.com.
Almanza Law LLC
Mark Almanza is an alumnus of University of Chicago Law School and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Mark is committed to working with clients to obtain affordable access to the legal representation they deserve. Prior to founding Almanza Law, Mark worked at Lawndale Christian Legal Center, a non-profit law office representing youth in juvenile and criminal court, and has handled numerous felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases ranging from DUI through First Degree Murder. Mark currently works with First Defense Legal Aid providing representation during arrest and investigations by the Chicago Police Department. As a child of immigrant parents, Mark understands the difficulties the immigrant community faces and is dedicated to helping clients navigate the complexities of the immigration system. Additionally, Mark has experience in real estate issues including handling mortgage foreclosures during the housing crisis and landlord/tenant issues. Mark focuses his practice on criminal defense, immigration, and residential real estate. Mark can be reached at (312) 380-9012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long Law Office
Joanna Long is an alumni member of the JEP. Joanna received her law degree from The John Marshall Law School. Joanna is a dedicated legal advocate with a passion for the advancement of equal access to justice. Joanna focuses on the areas of landlord/tenant law, estate planning, probate, and workers compensation. Prior to launching her own practice, Ms. Long gained diverse legal work experience as an associate attorney for a general practice in Chicago. Additionally, Joanna volunteered her time with multiple Chicago legal aid clinics focusing in mortgage foreclosure and landlord/tenant law. Given her work experience and personal ethos, Joanna works with her clients to achieve creative-fee solutions that make legal services affordable for every budget. Joanna can be reached at (773) 729-0222 or Joanna@jlonglaw.com.
Carmel Law, LLC
Roya H. Samarghandi seeks to recalibrate the balance of justice for her clients, regardless of means or circumstance. She has committed her career to reducing the justice gap for low and moderate income clients in their criminal and domestic relations matters. She addresses her client’s needs through honest representation, committed advocacy and the option for alternative fee arrangements. Roya is a proud graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, graduating cum laude. She also holds a Masters of Law Degree in International Human Rights from University of Nottingham School of Law (U.K.), receiving merit honors. She enjoys volunteering at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and CARPLS Legal Aid Hotline. Roya can be reached at (312) 945-6250 or at RHS@CarmelLawChicago.com.
Anthony M. Abou Ezzi
Anthony (“Tony”) M. Abou Ezzi provides services to his clients in the area of Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Special Needs Trusts), Probate, Adult Guardianship, Small-Business and Corporate Formation, and Disability Law. Tony founded Ezzi Law with the purpose of providing his clients with personalized and exceptional legal services. He assists clients with end-of-life planning and circumstances, and prides himself in treating each of his clients as he would a member of his family. Graduating Magna Cum Laude from North Central College and receiving his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School, Tony never lost sight of his passion for helping those in need. As an intern for Equip for Equality, a recipient of the AT&T Excellence in Pro Bono Legal Services Award through the Center for Disability and Elder Law, and as a volunteer for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Tony has dedicated himself to providing legal assistance to individuals with a disability and the elderly. Tony can be reached at (929)-322-3994 or Tony@EzziLaw.com.
The Law Office of Daniel Brown
Daniel Brown is a consumer advocate. He dedicates his practice to helping regular people fight back against big banks and aggressive debt collectors. He helps consumers with bills sent to collections, creditor lawsuits, wage garnishment, repossession, foreclosure, and bankruptcy. Consumer protection laws give people rights against their creditors. Daniel helps his clients understand these rights and develops a legal strategy that’s tailored to each client’s unique circumstances. He also offers affordable flat rates, contingency fees, and subscription pricing options instead of unpredictable hourly fees. He is passionate about delivering top quality legal services to ordinary people struggling with debt. Daniel earned his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2009. He can be reached at (773) 453-7410 or email@example.com.
Law Office of Alejandra Vilchis
Alejandra attended The John Marshall Law School and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During law school, she worked as a law clerk for family law practitioners. Alejandra currently volunteers her time at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and at a local community center called Universidad Popular. The Law Office of Alejandra I. Vilchis focuses on the area of family law and also offers legal services for real estate transactions. Alejandra can be reached at (872) 529-1011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rufus V. Barner
Rufus V. Barner, Attorney at Law
Rufus helps families resolve conflict without going broke. He began his career as a paralegal with the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing and earned his JD from the John Marshall Law School. He worked with the Office of the Cook County Public Defender before starting his own law practice. Recognizing the need to control client fees while providing excellent service, Rufus designed his law practice to be cost transparent and accountable to his clients. Rufus customizes his services based on the client’s goals and expectations, rather than cookie-cutter solutions. Rufus offers flat fee representations, limited scope representations, and comprehensive representation. Clients can expect reasonable attorney’s fees and focused attention, and assistance with child support, visitation, custody, and divorce. Let Rufus help you resolve your family drama. Contact him at 773-396-3881 or email@example.com.
Jennifer Rosser is an alumna of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor and a Certificate in Health Law from the renowned Hall Center for Law and Health. Unsatisfied that most health law firms only represent the interests of big players in the healthcare business, Jennifer was motivated to build a health-focused law practice tailored to individual clients, who are most at risk of getting lost in our complex healthcare system or misled by the insurance industry. Jennifer has dedicated herself to legal advocacy for the elderly, disabled, and individuals with a major diagnosis and/or chronic illness. Some common legal issues affecting her clients include estate and end of life planning, probate administration, elder law, insurance disputes, paid medical leave, and medical debt counseling. Jennifer strives to empower her clients to become self-advocates in gaining access to services and quality care. Jennifer uses innovative legal service arrangements and payment plans to keep the cost of her representation predictable and affordable. Jennifer can be reached at Jennifer@RosserLawChicago.com or 312.517.2101.
Brittany L. Howard
The Brittany L. Howard Law Office
Brittany L. Howard is dedicated to advocating on behalf of those who have been arrested and charged with crimes in the Chicago and surrounding areas. As an African-American woman herself, Brittany has seen firsthand how the criminal justice system disproportionately affects the African-American community. Because of this, she takes great pride in representing and advocating on behalf of clients who look like her. Strong in her faith, Brittany understands the need to treat clients with grace and respect despite the accusations against them. Her goal is to always get the best possible results in her clients’ cases and to help them lead better lives in general. Brittany can assist with an array of criminal matters such as misdemeanors, felonies, DUI, traffic, appeals, expungements/sealing, and parole hearings. She can be reached at (312) 725-2643 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chi City Legal, LLC
John Norkus is an alumni member of the JEP. John focuses his practice on representing the interests of landlords and property managers. Through his 11 years of Jesuit education, John developed a desire to serve others and he attempts to use his law degree with those same principles in mind. He focuses on unbundled and limited scope representation where possible and hand molds the representation to fit each clients specific needs. John can be reached at 312.888.7667 or email@example.com.
Sable Law Group, LLC
Adella Deacon is an alumni member of the JEP and a partner at the Sable Law Group, LLC. Adella is a forward-thinking, energetic attorney. Adella practices in the areas of small business, real estate, estate planning, and general civil litigation. She has an extensive, interdisciplinary-focused educational background having earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and her Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. She is a board member of Integra Rehab Solutions and the Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center. She takes a hands-on approach and is committed to providing her clients with the knowledge to make informed decisions regarding their legal needs. An empathetic advocate for equity and justice, she will find innovative solutions for your legal problems. Adella can be reached at (312) 469-0622 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicago Advocate Legal NFP
Brian Gilbert is a Chicago area attorney specializing in housing, real estate and consumer law, and is part of Chicago Advocate Legal NFP. His practice is dedicated to serving low and moderate income individuals and families with landlord/tenant issues, including security deposit withholdings, evictions, bad conditions, and more. Brian earned his J.D. as a Deans List student at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, and his B.A., Cum Laude, from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. He holds a Certificate in Health Law from The John Marshall Law School as well. You can reach him by phone at (312) 561-5510, or email at email@example.com.
Attorney at Law
Janice Dantes, JEP alumnus, is a solo practitioner focused on practice areas affecting families namely, estate planning, real estate, family law, and immigration. As a proud Filipino-American lawyer with humble beginnings at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines, she is committed to serving her fellow kababayan with their legal issues. As a board member of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago (FALA), she hopes to continue promoting the interests of Filipino-American attorneys and also pave the way for young Filipinos interested in a legal career. Janice completed her undergraduate education at the University of Chicago and received her JD from DePaul University College of Law. She is also a wife and mother to a wonderful little boy who accompanies her to many of her legal functions. Janice can be reached by phone at (815) 414-9530 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Law Office of Robert W. Harrer, P.C.
When a debt collector contacts you, you can contact Rob. Rob sues debt collectors and defends people against debt collection lawsuits. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) regulates what debt collectors can and cannot do. Sometimes as little as a single letter or phone call from a debt collector can be a violation of the FDCPA. Rob sues these violators at no cost to his clients. If he wins, the debt collector must pay Rob’s costs and fees. Rob is often able to settle cases and have the debt deleted, negative collection information removed from the credit report, and monetary damages awarded to his clients. Rob also defends people being sued by debt collectors. For defense cases, he charges a modest flat fee. When defending against collection lawsuits, Rob looks for FDCPA violations to turn the tables on the debt collector. Rob’s practice focuses solely on the FDCPA and collection defense. You can contact Rob, an alumnus of the JEP, at 312-600-8466 or email@example.com.
Endzel Law LLC
Eleanor Endzel is an alumni member of the JEP. Eleanor received her B.S. from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2006 and her J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law in 2012. During law school Eleanor clerked in the Cook County Circuit Courts Domestic Relations Division, where she saw time and again how people without attorneys stumbled through the trial process. Dedicated to serving people who lack access to affordable legal services, Eleanor formed Endzel Law, LLC in 2013 and focuses on family law with an emphasis on cooperative divorce. She also volunteers her time as a pro bono attorney at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and CARPLS. Eleanor can be reached at (312) 450-5260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephanie A. Garces
Garces Law, LLC
Stephanie is a bilingual attorney who founded Garces Law, LLC to zealously advocate for her clients when they need it most. Stephanie focuses on family-based immigration, asylum, and removal defense. She also concentrates on commercial and residential real estate law. Stephanie also handles civil litigation matters including contract disputes, car accidents, negligence cases, and more in Cook County and the surrounding suburbs. Stephanie obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the DePaul University College of Law. Stephanie is an active member of the community serving as a volunteer attorney at the National Immigration Justice Center, CARPLS, and Erie Neighborhood House. Always professional and never pretentious, Garces Law is here to resolve your legal needs. Contact us today at 773-373-9592 or SGarces@GarcesLawFirm.com.
Thatch Law Group
Sonny R. Thatch, II is a native of Cook County, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from DePaul University’s Honors Program and received his Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. While in law school, Attorney Thatch earned a temporary license from the Ohio Supreme Court and clerked with the Columbus, Ohio City Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted Domestic Violence, Traffic, Assault cases. After returning to Chicago in 2013 and passing the Illinois Bar Exam, Attorney Thatch worked for the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County in the Criminal, Domestic Relations, and Domestic Violence divisions. Sonny can be reached at (312) 487-1171 or email@example.com.
The Law Offices of Lara Wagner
Lara is the owner and principal attorney of the Law Offices of Lara Wagner and an alumnus of the JEP. She comes from a family of immigrants and grew up listening to stories about how her great-grandparents came to the United States. Her practice focuses on helping people navigate the complex immigration system and build a life in the United States, just as her family has done. Lara earned her Juris Doctor from University of Michigan Law School in 2014. She began working in immigration law in 2012, as an intern with the U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, resettling refugees from Asia and the Middle East. She later worked with Michigan Law’s Human Trafficking Clinic, where she assisted both foreign national and U.S. citizen victims. Most recently Lara worked as a fellow with Chicago’s National Immigrant Justice Center. Lara is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, where she serves as the vice-chair of the Young Lawyers Section International Law Committee. She is also a member of the Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where she is a member of the Asylum Office Liaison Committee. Lara can be reached at (312) 273-9807 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Timothy J. Walczak
Walczak Hernandez, P.C.
Timothy (TJ) Walczak is an owner and founder of Walczak Hernandez, P.C. TJ’s unique focus and passion for his clients stems from over 16 years of public service, which leads to great client satisfaction. TJ concentrates his practice on family law and real estate law. TJ is honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force and has spent over 16 years serving the public both as a police officer and firefighter. When it comes to family law, TJ understands the emotional toll the issues can take on his clients and their family. He personally experienced divorce and the complexity of raising children in a two-household environment. This experience allows him to advocate effectively and empathize with his clients. TJ also understands the complexity of landlord/tenant issues, as well as the buying and selling of real estate. This puts his clients at ease while navigating the complex areas of real estate. Prior to joining Walczak Hernandez, P.C., TJ worked for the Honorable John W. Darrah of the Northern District of Illinois. He also worked for a plaintiff’s personal injury law firm. TJ can be reached at TJ@WalczakHernandez.com or (312) 442-2225.
Chi City Legal, LLC
Conor Malloy is an alumni member of the JEP. Conor Malloy graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law and is a Chi City Legal partner. Prior to law school, Conor attended Loyola University Chicago where he studied ethics and chose to use the practice of law as a vehicle for social justice. His practice utilizes unbundled or limited scope services to assist clients in a variety of ways, including client coaching to help clients help themselves. Conor can be reached at 312.888.7667 or email@example.com.
The Law Office of Garrett Thomas
Garrett Thomas is a criminal defense and civil rights attorney. He represents clients in all phases of criminal cases in courts across the Chicago area. During law school in the nation’s capital, he gained invaluable experience in a civil rights legal clinic and in the trial division of what is widely regarded as the best public defender office in the country. If you’ve been arrested by police or accused of a crime, Garrett will work tirelessly to develop a winning trial strategy or, where appropriate, obtain the most favorable pretrial resolution. Contact his office today at 872-256-1228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicago Advocate Legal, LLC
Chlece Neal’s passion for law is inspired by a desire to see social justice for everyone. She sees the legal system as an instrument for social change and wants to use the legal system to empower, inspire and help people see positive change in their lives, their families and their communities. Chlece graduated from Loyola University School of Law and the Graduate School of Social Work where she focused on child and family law and mental health issues as well as the criminal justice system. Chlece practices in the area of family law, child law, criminal law and nonprofit organization. With flexible office hours, including weekends, and affordable pricing options, there is no reason to go at it alone. Chlece Neal can be reached at (312) 561-5510 or at email@example.com.