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Mr. James J. Laraia

Mr. James J. Laraia

Attorney at Laraia & Whitty, P.C.
  • Criminal Law, Family Law, Business Law...
  • Illinois, Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois
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Summary

James J. Laraia is an energetic, well-rounded attorney with knowledge and experience in family law, civil, and criminal matters. He routinely practices in DuPage, Kane, Will, DeKalb, and Kendall counties. After obtaining his B.A. from Illinois Benedictine College in 1997, Mr. Laraia went on to earn his Juris Doctor Degree from Northern Illinois University in 2001. He served as an Assistant State's Attorney and then went into private practice in 2003.

Mr. Laraia focuses his practice in family law and civil litigation and has experience handling matrimonial law, child custody and child support issues, post-decree petitions, adoptions, and parentage cases. He also handles complex civil matters in the areas of consumer fraud defense, contract litigation, estate litigation, replevin, breach of promise to marry, orders of protection, business law, and drafting simple wills and children's trusts.

Education
Northern Illinois University
J.D. (2001)
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Benedictine University
B.A. (1997)
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Professional Experience
Attorney, Named Partner in 2009
Laraia & Whitty, P.C. (FNA) Laraia & Laraia, P.C.
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Attorney - Named Partner in 2009
Laraia & Laraia, P.C.
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Assistant State's Attorney
DuPage County - Criminal Prosecutor, Traffic and Misdemeanor Division
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Campaign Office Manager
Citizens for Joe Birkett - Joe Birkett Campaign for Attorney General
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Law Clerk
DuPage County State's Attorney's Office
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Awards
Peer Selected
Leading Lawyer
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association
Assembly Member
Current
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DuPage County Bar Association
Past President, Former 2nd Vice President, Assistant Treasurer, 2008-2010, Entertainment Committee, Chairman and past Vice Chairman
Current
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Kane County Bar Association
Current
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DuPage County Justinian Society of Lawyers
Past President, Comptroller, and Member
Current
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DuPage County Judiciary Committee
Board Member
Current
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Northern Illinois University College of Law Justinian Society
Past Vice-President and founding member
Current
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DuPage County Inns of Court
Chair and Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
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Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Post-Decree Petitions
  • Parentage
  • Adoption
  • Complex Civil Matters
  • Consumer Fraud Defense
  • Contract Litigation
  • Estate Litigation
  • Simple Wills
  • Children's Trusts
  • Wrongful Death
  • Replevin
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Laraia & Whitty Attorneys at Law
Contact & Map
Laraia & Whitty Attorneys at Law
1761 S. Naperville Road
Suite 203
Wheaton, IL 60189
USA
Telephone: (630) 690-6800