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Charles G. Wentworth

Charles G. Wentworth

The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C.
  • Appeals & Appellate, Business Law, Employment Law...
  • Illinois
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Charles is a shareholder at The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C. in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he practices business, property, and appellate litigation. After graduating from the SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, he clerked for Chief Justice John Broderick of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He was then a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago before opening his own practice. He recently joined Richard Lofgren to form The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C., The Entrepreneur's Legal Resource. Charles' experience as an officer and director of multiple closely-held companies also gives him practical business and real estate experience. And he is active in the DuPage County and Illinois State Bar Associations, where he frequently writes and speaks about the law. Charles often represents out-of-state companies who need a local attorney to help with prosecuting and defending cases in Illinois. Tel: (630) 469-7100 Fax: (630) 469-7108 cwentworth@elrlaw.com www.elrlaw.com Charles focuses his practice in the following areas: Appellate work; Commercial and residential mortgage foreclosure; Commercial landlord-tenant disputes; Business disputes; Contract disputes; Shareholder disputes; Non-compete agreements; Mechanics liens; Brokers liens; Property disputes; Sleight-of-hand magic

Education
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
J.D.
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Honors: Order of the Coif; Law Review Staff Editor; Constitutional Law and Civil Rights Moot Court Team
University of Utah
B.A. (2001) | History, Math
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Honors: President, History Department Honor Society; Assistant Editor, History Department Student Journal; Monson Essay Contest recipient
Professional Experience
Shareholder
The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C.
- Current
Provides extensive range of legal services, including civil litigation, appellate litigation, and business advice and planning. Works with clients to resolve, where possible, potential legal problems before they get out of hand. And advises clients and represents them at all stages of litigation, through and including appeals.
Director & VP Operations
McMillan Land Company
- Current
Director of closely-held company engaged in purchase and leasing of various properties in the Mountain West. Work closely with other board members regarding business operations and succession planning.
Attorney
Wentworth Law Offices P.C.
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Provided extensive range of legal services, including civil litigation, appellate litigation, and business advice and planning. Works with clients to resolve, where possible, potential legal problems before they get out of hand. And advises clients and represents them at all stages of litigation, through and including appeals.
Associate
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Litigation associate. Provided wide range of services in state and federal court: products liability, class action defense, derivative suit defense, securities litigation, appellate work, civil rights, immigration work, education law.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Pro Bono Work for Appellate Attorneys
Presentation at American Judges Education Institute Summit
A Problem of Perception: Race and the Legal System in Utah
Utah Bar Journal
Polarizing Proposals: Hate Crimes Legislation and the 1991-1992 Utah Legislatures
University of Utah, Undergraduate Honors Thesis
Awards
Director's Award
DuPage County Bar Association
Pro Bono Service Award
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Award for pro bono services provided.
Pro Bono Service Award
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Award for pro bono services provided.
Professional Associations
Current
Activities: United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Current
Activities: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh CircuitUnited States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
DuPage County Bar Association
Member, Appellate Law and Practice, Civil Law, Business Law &Practice, and Prof Resp Committees
- Current
National Immigrant Justice Center
Litigation Committee Member
- Current
Activities: Advise NIJC and plan strategies regarding its role in participating in immigation cases nationally.
Council of Appellate Lawyers (ABA Judicial Division)
Executive Committee Member; Co-Chair Pro Bono Committee
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Activities: Plan and carry out national meetings; present at national conferences.
Kirland Immigration Network
Vice-Chair
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Activities: Plan and carry out immigration training for attorneys; supervise younger attorneys in their immigration projects; represent immigrants in pro bono cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Up to thirty minutes free for initial consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    Accepts contingent fees depending on the case.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Generally $295 per hour. Retainer size depends on complexity of case.
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Charles Wentworth's Bio
Website
The Entrepreneur's Legal Resource
Blog
ELR Academy
Contact & Map
The Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C.
536 Crescent Blvd. Suite 200
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
USA
Telephone: (630) 469-7100
Fax: (630) 469-7108