Justin J. Karubas 
Wheaton, Illinois

phone (630) 653-1577
fax (630) 653-1579


Areas of Practice: 
Estate and Trust Litigation
Estate Planning
Elder Law
Litigation & Appeals
Probate & Estate Administration
Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1998
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2000
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2000
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, 1998

University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign, Urbana-Campaign, Illinois, 1995
Major:  Economics and Finance
Published Works:
A Surviving Spouse Should Be Able to Renounce An Inter Vivos Trust, DCBA Brief - November 1999

Case Comments - The Board of Trustees of Community College District 508 v. Coopers & Lybrand, ISBA Corporation, Securities & Business Law Forum Newsletter - April 2004

Revenue Ruling 2004-64 Provides Guidance on the Grantor's Payment of Income Taxes for Irrevocable Trust, ISBA Trusts and Estates Newsletter - October 2004

Federal Estate, Gift, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes, Illinois Estate Planning: The Basics and Beyond, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Chapter 7 - 2007
Classes/Seminars Taught:
Real Estate and Probate, ISBA Standing Committee on Legislation, January 21, 2010

Federal Estate Tax and Illinois Decoupling; Defective Grantor Trusts and Succession Planning, ATG Trust Company, June 11, 2009

Speaker, Modern Estate Planning, ISBA Law Ed Series, May 16, 2008

Speaker, Fundamental Estate Planning, ISBA Law Ed Series, November 20, 2006

Speaker, Fundamental Estate Planning, ISBA Law Ed Series, October 27, 2006

Speaker, Current Legislation and Case Law Update, CBA Probate Practice - Hot Topics - Part 2, November 16, 2006
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association (ABA), 1999 - PresentMember

Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), 1998 - PresentMember

ISBA - Elder Law Section Council, 2005 - 2006Member

ISBA - Standing Committee on Legislation, 2008 - PresentMember

ISBA - Trusts and Estates Section Council, 2001 - PresentMember

DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA), 1998 - PresentMember

DCBA - Estate Planning and Probate Committee, 2000 - PresentMember

DuPage County Estate Planning Council, 1998 - PresentMember

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2000 - 2003Member
Past Employment Positions:
Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C., Principal, 2006 - Present

Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C., Associate Attorney, 1998 - 2006

Illinois Masonic Medical Center - Chicago, Illinois, Legal Clerk, 1997

McKeown, Fitzgerald, Zollner, Buck, Hutchinson & Ruttle - Joliet, Illinois, Legal Clerk, 1997

Law Offices of Chicago-Kent - Chicago, Illinois, Legal Intern for Health Law Division, 1996

Will County Courthouse - Joliet, Illinois, Legal Clerk for Chief Judge Herman S. Haase, 1996
Illinois State Bar Association DuPage County Bar Association Super Lawyers Leading Lawyers West Suburban Living