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David F.
Rolewick & Gutzke PC
1776 S Naperville Rd Ste 104A
Wheaton IL 60189
Ph.(630) 653-1577 Fx.(630) 653-1579
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Commercial Litigation    Business Law
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law    Contested Probate
    Business Organizations
County:  DuPage
Practice Description:  
Mr. Rolewick founded the firm in 1978. He has tried and arbitrated commercial disputes in state and federal courts in Illinois, Indiana and Pennsylvania. For four years prior to founding the firm, he practiced at another Wheaton law firm, where he headed the general practice section. He has lived in the Chicago area all of his life and is a 1971 graduate of Loyola University School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, he worked as a clerk to Illinois Supreme Court Justice Daniel Ward and then as assistant director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1971
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1974
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1978
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1983
U.S. Supreme Court, 1984

Year of Birth:  1946

Law School:  Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1971
Law School Honors/Involvement:  
Loyola University Law Alumni Award, 1971
Staff Member, Loyola University Law Journal, 1969 - 1970
Notes Editor, Loyola University Law Journal, 1970 - 1971

Undergraduate School:  Loyola University Chicago, B.S., 1968
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  
Alpha Sigma Nu National Honor Fraternity, 1968

Employment History:  
Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C., Principal, 1981-present
State of Illinois Special Assistant Attorney General for Condemnation, 1985-1999
Law Offices of David F. Rolewick, P.C., Private Practitioner, 1979-1981
O'Reilly & Cunningham, P.C., Associate Attorney, 1975-1979
Administrative Office of Illinois Courts, Chicago, Assistant Director, 1973-1975
Illinois Supreme Court, Chicago, Justice Daniel Ward, Clerk/Secretary, 1971-1973

Military Service:
United States Army Reserve, Captain
  Military Police
  Judge Advocate General
Honorable Discharge -- 1981

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Illinois State Bar Association
  Trust and Estates Section Council, 2011-2013
  Corporations/Securities Law Section Council, 1989-2004, 2008-2011
      Secretary, 1992-1993
      Vice chairman, 1993-1994
      Chairman, 1994-1995
      Newsletter editor, 1989-1991
      Newsletter co-editor, 1996, 2002-2003
  Liaison to ABA, 1992-1994
  Committee on Uniform State Corporation Law
  Task Force on Multi-Disciplinary Practice, 1999-2000
  Task Force on Public Protection from the Unauthorized Practice of Law, 1995-2000
  Committee on Professional Responsibility, 1996-2000
  Mutual Insurance Company Claims Committee, 1998-2002
DuPage County Bar Association, 1975-present
  Judiciary Committee, 2005-2008
  Lawyer Referral Service, 1991-1998
  Law Practice Management Committee
      Chairman, 1999
      Vice chairman, 1998
  Tax and Practice Committee
      Chairman, 1992
      Vice chairman, 1991
Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois
  Commissioner, 2011-present
  Review Board, 2006-2011
    Chairman, 2010-2011
  Hearing Board
    Chairman, 1994-2006
  Inquiry Board, 1990-1994
Supreme Court of Illinois
  Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar, 2001-2002
  Character and Fitness Committee
    Chairperson, Special Committee on Professionalism, 2001-2005
  Commission on Professionalism, 2005-2010
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
American Bar Association, 1971-present
Illinois Bar Foundation, 2006-2007
  Board of directors
Inns of Court, DuPage County Chapter, 2005-2008

Awards; Honors; Distinctions
Leading Lawyers, 2003-present
  Leading West Suburban Lawyers, West Suburban Living, 2013
Super Lawyers, 2006-2011
AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb

Community Involvement:  
DuPage County Estate Planning Council, 1982-2012
  President, 1985-1986

Published Legal Writing:  
"Family Communications: Finances and Estate Planning," (PowerPoint presentation located at, 2013

"Asset Protection Techniques: How Well Do Subchapter S Corporations and LLCs Work?" Illinois State Bar Association Corporation Securities & Business Law Forum Newsletter, National Business Institute Seminar, 2008

"Planning for Business Disputes and Financial Difficulties: Assets Protection for Shareholders," co-author with Robert C. Knuepfer Jr., Baker & McKenzie LLP, Illinois State Bar Association Corporation, Securities Section Council Newsletter, 2006

"Can Employers Prevent Former Workers from Hiring Current Employees?" Illinois Bar Journal, January 2006

"Preserving the Practice: Estate Planning Pitfalls for Owners of a Professional Services Firm," (article appearing at, 2005

"Estate Planning Practice Do's and Don'ts," DCBA Brief, April, 1999

"Attorney Substance Abuse Impairment and Discipline in Illinois," DCBA Brief, March, 1998

"Proving Oppression of the Minority Shareholders (Chancery Relief In Shareholder Disputes)," DCBA Brief, May, 1991

"Voir Dire Examination of Jurors," 25 DePaul Law Review 50, 1975

"Unconscionability Under the Uniform Commercial Code," 1 Loyola U. Law Journal 313, 1971

"A Short History of the Illinois Judicial Systems," Illinois Bar Foundation, 1968

Legal Lectures:  
"Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct 2010 Focus on Estate Planning, Estates, and Trusts," ATG Legal Education Seminars, April 21 and May 19, 2010

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