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   3Aurora N. Abella-AustriacoChicago(312) 288-8285aaustriaco@vablawfirm.comaaustriaco@vablawfirm.comValentine Austriaco & Bueschel PCwww.vablawfirm.comwww.vablawfirm.comabellaaustriacoa.jpgCommercial LitigationForeclosure Defense LawReal Estate Law: Associations & CondominiumsReal Estate Law: CommercialReal Estate Law: Residential
Aurora N. Abella-Austriacoaaustriaco@vablawfirm.com
Valentine Austriaco & Bueschel PChttp://www.vablawfirm.com
105 W Adams 35th FL
Chicago IL 60603-6203
Ph.(312) 288-8285 Fx.(312) 638-8137Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
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Commercial Litigation
Foreclosure Defense Law
Real Estate Law: Associations & Condominiums
Real Estate Law: Commercial
Real Estate Law: Residential
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Ms. Abella-Austriaco concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate litigation, construction litigation, business and commercial litigation, mechanic's liens, defense of mortgage foreclosure, mortgage fraud, title insurance claims, and other special chancery remedy cases.


Date of Birth:  1965

Additional languages spoken:  Tagalog
Spanish


Law School:  De Paul University,JD, 1990
Undergraduate School:  De Paul University, BS, Finance, 1987

Employment History:  
Served as corporate counsel and managing attorney for the Indiana operations for Attorney's Title Guaranty Fund, Inc., Of Counsel to Peck Bloom Austriaco & Koenig


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Chicago Bar Association
  2nd Vice President
  Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates
Chicago Bar Foundation
  Board member, 2000-2009
Center for Conflict Resolution
  Board Member
Illinois Real Estate Lawyers' Association
  First female president, 2005-2007
Filipino American Bar Association
  Founding member
Asian American Bar Association
  Past board member
Illinois State Bar Association
  Real Estate Section Council
Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  Past board member
Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, Inc
  First minority female elected to board
American Bar Association
  ABA House of Delegates
  Chair, Tellers Committee
  Standing Committee on Lawyers Title Guaranty Fund
  ABA Standing Committee on Meetings and Travel
Economic Club of Chicago
  Member
Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character & Fitness
  Appointed member

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • Twice named A100 Women Making a Difference by Today's Chicago Woman

  • CBA Alliance for Women Alta Mae Hulett award

  • 2006 Philippine Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Law award

  • Distinguished Service Award from Cook County State's Attorney Richard Devine

  • 2008 ABA Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) Legacy Justice Fund Award

  • 2009 Vanguard Awardee

  • Unity Dinner - 2009 Diversity Advocate Award


  • Community Involvement:  
    Cook County States Attorneys Asian Advisory Council
      Chair
    Cook County Human Rights Commission
      Commissioner
    Park Ridge Building and Zoning Commission
      Commissioner
    Asian American Institute
      Past President
    Catholic Lawyers Guild of Illinois
      Board of Governors
    Leadership of Greater Chicago
      2004 fellow
    Filipino American Voters League, 1996-98
    League of Women Voters of Chicago
      Past Treasurer
    Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
      Board Member
    Maryville Academy
      Board Member


    Published Legal Writing:  
    "House Closing Repairs," ABA Journal, July 1998

    "Dream Home Nightmares," ABA Journal, February 2004

    "The New Federal Lead Based Paint Regulations," DCBA Brief, Dec/Jan 1996


    Legal Lectures:  
    She has spoken at various CLE conferences with the CBA, ISBA Real Estate Section, ISBA General Practice Section, ABA Real Property Section and ABA General Practice Division.


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