Announced 2016

David Rolewick Selected For "Leading Suburban Business Lawyers"

Wheaton, IL -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in the February 2016 issue of The Daily Herald in the Business Ledger special Business Law Focus Section. Read more.

David Rolewick

David F. Rolewick 
Wheaton, Illinois

Principal, Since 1981
phone (630) 653-1577
fax (630) 653-1579

DAVID F. ROLEWICK graduated from Loyola University School of Law in 1971. He worked as a clerk to Illinois Supreme Court Justice Daniel Ward, then as Assistant Director of the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts.  He has been in private practice since 1979. 

He has served in numerous positions in the Illinois State Bar Association and has been a hearing board Chairman of the ARDC since 1994.  In 2001, he was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve as Chairman of the Special Supreme Court Committee On Professionalism, and he was then named as Chairman of the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. 

He has tried and arbitrated commercial disputes in state and federal courts in Illinois, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, and has authored several articles on business law.  In 2006, he was elected to serve as a Director of the Illinois Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice: 
Business & Commercial Law
Business Organizations
Estate Planning
Litigation & Appeals
Real Estate Law
Wills and Trusts
Estate and Trust Litigation
Pre-Marital Agreements
Mergers and Acquisitions
Estate Administration
Expert Consulting and Testimony in Legal Malpractice
Litigation Percentage:
25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
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 Central District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1983
U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1971
Honors: Loyola University Law Alumni Award, 1971
Law Journal: Loyola University Law Journal, Staff Member 1969-70; Notes Editor 1970-71
Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, 1968
Honors: Alpha Sigma Nu National Honor Fraternity - 1968
Published Works:
A Short History of the Illinois Judicial Systems, Illinois Bar Foundation, 1968
Unconscionability Under the Uniform Commercial Code, 1 Loyola U. Law Journal 313, 1971
Voir Dire Examination of Jurors, 25 DePaul Law Review 50, 1975
Proving Oppression of the Minority Shareholders (Chancery Relief In Shareholder Disputes), DCBA Brief, May 1991
Attorney Substance Abuse Impairment and Discipline in Illinois, DCBA Brief, March 1998
Estate Planning Practice Do's and Don'ts, DCBA Brief, April 1999
Preserving the Practice: Estate Planning Pitfalls for Owners of a Professional Services Firm, 2005
Can Employers Prevent Former Workers from Hiring Current Employees?, Illinois Bar Journal, January 2006
Planning for Business Disputes and Financial Difficulties: Assets Protection for Shareholders, Co-Author with Robert C. Knuepfer Jr., Baker & McKenzie LLP, Illinois Bar Association Corporation, Securities Section Council Newsletter, 2006
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
Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct 2010 Focus on Estate Planning, Estates, and Trusts, ATG Legal Education Seminars, April 21 and May 19, 2010
Family Communications: Finances and Estate Planning, 2012
History of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, 2015 (Co-Author Ed Walsh)
Professional Events:
International Conference of Legal Regulators in Toronto, Canada, July 2015
Honors and Awards:
Leading Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, 2003-Present
Leading Suburban Business Lawyers, The Daily Herald, 2016
Leading West Suburban Lawyers, West Suburban Living, 2013
Super Lawyers, 2006-2011
AVVO, Superb Rating
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association (ABA)
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
ISBA Corporations/Securities Law Section Council
Member (1989-2003, 2008-Present)
ISBA Corporations/Securities Law Section Council
Newsletter Editor (1989-1991)
ISBA Corporations/Securities Law Section Council
Secretary (1992-1993)
ISBA Corporations/Securities Law Section Council
Vice Chairman (1993-1994)
ISBA Corporations/Securities Law Section Council
Chairman (1994-1995)
ISBA Corporations/Securities Law Section Council
Newsletter Co-Editor (1996, 2002, 2003)
ISBA Liaison to ABA, Committee on Uniform State Corporation Law
Member (1992-1994)
ISBA Task Force on Public Protection from the Unauthorized Practice of Law
Member (1995-2000)
ISBA Task Force on Multi-Disciplinary Practice
Member (1999-2000)
ISBA Committee on Professional Responsibility
Member (1996-2000)
ISBA Mutual Insurance Company Claims Committee
Member (1998-2002)
DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA)
DCBA Lawyer Referral Service, 1991 - 1998
DCBA - Law Practice Management Committee, 1998
Vice Chairman
DCBA - Law Practice Management Committee, 1999
DCBA - Tax and Practice Committee
DCBA - Tax and Practice Committee, 1991
Vice Chairman
DCBA - Tax and Practice Committee, 1992
DCBA - Judiciary Committee, 2005 - 2008
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
DuPage County Estate Planning Council
American Inns of Court, 2005 - Present
Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois, 1990 - 1994
Inquiry Board Member
Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois, 1994 - 2006
Hearing Board Chairman
Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois, 2006 - Present
Review Board Member
Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois, 2010 - Present
Review Board Chairman
Supreme Court of Illinois, Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar, 2001 - 2002
Character and Fitness Committee Member
Supreme Court of Illinois, Special Committee on Professionalism, 2001 - 2005
Supreme Court of Illinois, Commission on Professionalism, 2005 - 2010
Inns of Court - DuPage County Chapter, 2005 - 2008
Illinois Bar Foundation, 2006 - 2007
Board of Directors
Past Employment Positions:
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, Illinois, Assistant Director, 1973 - 1975
Illinois Supreme Court - Chicago, Illinois, Clerk / Secretary to Justice Daniel Ward, 1971 - 1973
Illinois State Bar Association DuPage County Bar Association Super Lawyers Leading Lawyers West Suburban Living