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Wheaton, IL 60189
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David F. Rolewick

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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 served as Chairman of the Hearing Board, Review Board, and Vice Chair of Commission for Attorney Registration and Discipline of the Illinois Supreme Court.

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

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois Supreme Court - 1971
  • U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - 1974
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit - 1978
  • U. S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar - 1983
  • Supreme Court of the United States - 1984

Education:

  • Loyola University, School of Law, Chicago, Illinois - J.D. - 1971
  • Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois - B.S. - 1968

Past Employment Positions:

  • Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C., Founder - 1979-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, Assistant Director - 1973-1975
  • Illinois Supreme Court, Clerk/Secretary to Justice Daniel Ward - 1971-1973

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association (ABA) - 1971-present
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) - 1971-present
    • ISBA Trusts and Estates Section Council
      • Member - 2011-2013
    • ISBA Corporations/Securities Law Section Council
      • Member - 1989-2003 and 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 - 1992-1994
    • ISBA Task Force on Public Protection From the Unauthorized Practice of Law - 1995-2000
    • ISBA Task Force on Multi-Disciplinary Practice - 1999-2000
    • ISBA Committee on Professional Responsibility - 1996-2000
    • ISBA Committee on Business & Securities Law - 2017-present
  • ISBA Mutual Insurance Company Claims Committee - 1998-2002
  • DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA)
    • DCBA Lawyer Referral Service - 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 - 1982-Present
    • 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

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)
  • Can Employers Prevent Former Workers from Hiring Current Employees?
    • Illinois Bar Journal (January, 2006)
  • Planning for Business Disputes and Financial Difficulties: Asset Protection for Shareholders
    • Co-Authored with Robert C. Knuepfer, Jr., Baker & McKenzie, LLP Illinois Bar Association Corporation and Securities Section Council Newsletter, June, 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, 2010 and May 19, 2010

Honors and Awards:

  • Alpha Sigma Nu National Honor Fraternity - 1968
  • Loyola University Law Alumni Award - 1971
  • Loyola University Law Journal - Staff member - 1969-1970
  • Loyola University Law Journal - Notes Editor - 1970-1971
  • Avvo, Top Attorney
  • Super Lawyers, Selected to Super Lawyers 2006-2011
  • Leading Lawyers, Selected 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Preeminent Lawyer, Peer Rated 2018

Military Experience:

  • United States Army Reserve
    • Captain
      • Military Police
      • Judge Advocate General
      • Honorable Discharge - 1981
  • Illinois State Bar Association American Bar Association Kane County Bar Association Chicago Bar Association
  • AVVO DuPage County Bar Association Martindale Hubbell Super Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers American Association of Justice Attorney Title Guaranty Trust West Suburban Living
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