John Dirk Gutzke 
Wheaton, Illinois

Principal, since 1991
phone (630) 653-1577
fax (630) 653-1579


Areas of Practice: 
Estate Planning
Wills and Trusts
Financial Planning
Pre-Marital Agreements
Probate Estates
Estate Administration
Estate Disputes
Real Estate
Business & Commercial Law
Business Organizations
Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1984U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1987
University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois, 1984

University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, Illinois, 1981

Franklin College, Lugano, Switzerland, 1978

Shimer College, Mt. Carroll, Illinois, 1977
Published Works:
"A Procedural Guide to Self-Help Repossession", DuPage County Bar Journal, 1984
Classes/Seminars Taught:
Panelist, Illinois State Bar Association "Estate Planning" Seminar, Cable Access TV, 1995

Speaker, "Planning for Small Estates", Illinois State Bar Association Law Ed Series, 1995

Speaker, "Planning with Family Limited Partnerships", Illinois State Bar Association and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1997

Speaker, "Individual Retirement Accounts and Other Retirement Plans", Illinois State Bar Association and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1998

Speaker, "Estate Planning and Administration", Practice Skills for New Lawyers, Illinois State Bar Association, October 2001, 2003, 2005
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association (ABA), 2000 - PresentMember

Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), 1984 - PresentMember

ISBA Trusts and Estates Section Council, 1992 - 2001Member

ISBA - Trusts and Estates Section Council, 1997 - 1998Vice Chairman

ISBA - Trusts and Estates Section Council, 1998 - 1999Chairman

ISBA - Business Advice and Financial Planning Section Council, 2008 - PresentMember

DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA), 1984 - PresentMember

DCBA - Business Law CommitteeMember (1987-1994)

DCBA - Probate and Estate Planning CommitteeMember (1998- Present)

DCBA - Probate and Estate Planning CommitteeVice Chairman (1998-99, 2004-05)

DCBA - Probate and Estate Planning CommitteeChairman (1999-2000, 2005-06)

DuPage County Estate Planning Council, 1988 - PresentMember

Theater of Western Springs Board of Governors, 1993 - 1995Member

First Congregational Church of Downers Grove, 1998 - 2001Lay Moderator
Past Employment Positions:
Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C., Principal, 1991 - Present

Rolewick & Kenny, P.C., Associate Attorney, 1984 - 1991

Standard Oil Company - Law Department, Summer Clerk, 1982 - 1983
Illinois State Bar Association DuPage County Bar Association Super Lawyers Leading Lawyers West Suburban Living