Associate & Of Counsel

John Wroblewski, Associate

Family law attorney John Wroblewski is an associate at Jakubs ∙ Wigoda, LLP. He is admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Wroblewski has been honored as a "Rising Star" by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2009.

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2005
  • Loyola University Chicago, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Information Systems, 2002

Admissions

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association, Former Secretary of the Domestic Relations Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Assembly Member (2011 - present)
  • American Bar Association
  • Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services, Associate Board

Presentations

  • The Role of Child Representatives - Rules, Responsibilities & Limitations, June 4, 2009
  • The Nuts & Bolts of Divorce: Legal & Financial Issues, A Lilac Tree Workshop, January 29, 2011
  • Simple Divorce Training, Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services, April 29, 2011

Honors

  • Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine "Rising Star" for 2009, 2010, and 2011
  • Sr. Emily George, R.S.M., Public Interest Law Fellowship, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 2004

Richard H. Marcus, Of Counsel

Attorney Richard H. Marcus serves as of counsel at Jakubs ∙ Wigoda, LLP in the area of domestic relations law. Regularly representing clients in divorce, paternity, and guardianships, he is principal at the Law Offices of Richard H. Marcus and Director of the Metropolitan Family Law Clinic. Mr. Marcus's professional experience also includes appointment as an adjunct professor, staff attorney, and supervising attorney of the Family Law Clinic at the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Mr. Marcus has litigated cases in both state and federal courts, and has successfully argued cases before both. In addition, he has represented numerous not-for-profit corporations and associations, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Travelers Aid Association of America, The Hebrew Benevolent Society of Chicago, and the Hemophilia Foundation of Illinois.

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, Juris Doctor with Honors, 1975
  • University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Bachelor of Science with Highest Honors, 1972

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations & Community Involvement

  • Wilmette Park District, President (April 2001 - December 2003); Commissioner (1997, 2001, and 2005)
  • Hebrew Benevolent Society of Chicago, general counsel and current board member
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, served as Vice-President and current board member
  • Illinois Center for Violence Prevention, current board member
  • Hemophilia Foundation of Illinois, served as board member
  • Youth Resource Foundation of Wilmette, served as board member

Dean C. Marinakis, Of Counsel

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Attorney Dean C. Marinakis serves as of counsel at Jakubs ∙ Wigoda, LLP in the area of personal injury law. As a solo practitioner, he focuses exclusively on personal injury cases, and has experience in all phases of pre-litigation and litigation claims. He also handles daily court calls, mandatory arbitrations, depositions, uninsured motorist arbitrations, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) arbitrations, and jury trials.

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Attorney Dean C. Marinakis serves as of counsel at Jakubs ∙ Wigoda, LLP in the area of personal injury law. Mr. Marinakis focuses exclusively on personal injury cases, and has experience in all phases of pre-litigation and litigation claims. He also handles daily court calls, mandatory arbitrations, depositions, uninsured motorist arbitrations, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) arbitrations, and jury trials.

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1993
  • University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with High Honors, 1990

Admissions

  • Illinois

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