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Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C.
1776 South Naperville Road
Suite 104 A
Wheaton, IL 60189
1776 South Naperville Road, Suite 104 A
Wheaton, IL 60189
rg@rglawfirm.com

John Dirk Gutzke

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9.7John Dirk Gutzke Martindale Hubbell

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois Supreme Court - 1984
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - 1987

Education:

  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois - J.D. - 1984
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, Illinois - B.A. - 1981
  • Franklin College, Lugano Switzerland - 1977-1978
  • Shimer College, Mt. Carroll, Illinois - 1976-1977

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

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association (ABA) - 2000-Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) - 1984-Present
    • ISBA Trusts and Estates Section Council
      • Member - 1992-2001
      • Vice chairman - 1997-1998
      • Chairman - 1998-1999
    • ISBA Business Advice and Financial Planning Section Council
      • Member - 2008-Present
      • Vice chairman - 2011-2012
  • Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Illinois Supreme Court Hearing Board
    • Member - 2011-Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA) - 1984-Present
    • DCBA Business Law Committee - 1987-1994
    • Probate and Estate Planning Committee - 1998-Present
      • Vice Chairman - 1998-1999, 2004-2005
      • Chairman - 1999-2000, 2005-2006
  • DuPage County Estate Planning Council - 1988-Present
  • Theater of Western Springs Board of Governors - 1993-1995
  • First Congregational Church of Downers Grove - Lay Moderator - 1998-2001

Honors and Awards:

  • Avvo, Top Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Rated 2018

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, November 1995
  • Speaker, “Planning for Small Estates”
    • Illinois State Bar Association Law Ed Series, Fall 1995
  • Speaker, “Planning with Family Limited Partnerships”
    • Illinois State Bar Association and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, January 1997
  • Speaker, "Individual Retirement Accounts and Other Retirement Plans"
    • Illinois State Bar Association and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, January 1998
  • Speaker, "Estate Planning and Administration"
    • Practice Skills for New Lawyers series sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association, October 2001, October 2003, and October 2005
  • 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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