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 Supreme Court, 1971
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1974
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1978
U.S. District Court Northern 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, Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, 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, April 2009, Presented at a National Business Institute Seminar, November 6, 2008
Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct 2010 - Focus on Estate Planning, Estates, and Trusts, Presented 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)
Member (1971-Present)
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
Member (1971-Present)
ISBA Trusts and Estates Section Council
Member (2011-2013)
ISBA Corporations/Securities Law Section Council
Member (1989-2003, 2008-2011)
Newsletter Editor (1989-1991)
Secretary (1992-1993)
Vice Chairman (1993-1994)
Chairman (1994-1995)
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 Committee on Business and Securities Law
Member (2017-2018)
ISBA Mutual Insurance Company Claims Committee
Member (1998-2002)
DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA)
DCBA Lawyer Referral Service, 1991 - 1998
Member (1991-1998)
DCBA - Law Practice Management Committee
Vice Chairman (1998)
Chairman (1999)
DCBA - Tax and Practice Committee
Vice Chairman (1991)
Chairman (1992)
DCBA - Judiciary Committee
Member (2005-2008)
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
DuPage County Estate Planning Council
Member (1982-2012)
President (1985-1986)
American Inns of Court
DuPage County Chapter Member (2005-2008)
Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois
Inquiry Board Member (1990-1994)
Hearing Board Chairman (1994–2006)
Review Board Member (2006-2011)
Review Board Chairman (2010–2011)
Commissioner (2011-2015)
Vice-Chairperson (2016-Present)
Supreme Court of Illinois, Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar
Character and Fitness Committee Member (2001-2002)
Supreme Court of Illinois, Special Committee on Professionalism
Chairperson (2001-2005)
Supreme Court of Illinois, Commission on Professionalism
Chairperson (2005-2010)
Illinois Bar Foundation
Board of Directors (2006-2007)
First National Bank of Brookfield
Board of Directors (2008-2010)
Institute of Illinois Business Law
Member (2018-Present)
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
Military Experience:
United States Army Reserve
Captain (Military Police and Judge Advocate General)
Honorable Discharge (1981)
Illinois State Bar Association DuPage County Bar Association Super Lawyers Leading Lawyers West Suburban Living