Maria Mack

Maria is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in Champaign-Urbana, with a degree in Speech Communication. She received her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law. She is an experienced litigator who tried over 80 cases in DuPage, Kane, Cook and Will counties. Maria has also advocated for her clients in at least an equal number of arbitration hearings. Maria has concentrated primarily in family law matters, including divorce proceedings, post decree petitions, child custody and paternity matters. Maria also handled administrative hearings on behalf of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and now accepts cases on behalf of those wishing to appeal an indicated finding made against them by DCFS. She also handles residential real estate closings and estate planning matters. Maria is also certified as a Guardian Ad Litem in DuPage and Kane counties.

From 2009 - 2013 Maria taught students in the Paralegal Studies program. She has taught seminars for both the DuPage County Bar Association and The DuPage Association of Women Lawyers. In 2010, Maria and her partners presented a seminar for the DuPage County Bar Association about how to start your own law practice. In 2012, Maria became a certified mediator for family law and civil/personal injury matters. She is a past president of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and is the current President of the DuPage Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers.



Phone: 630.852.1100
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Education

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
Chicago, IL
  • Juris Doctor
June 1989
ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY
Chicago, IL
  • Paralegal Certification
May 1984
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
Urbana/Champaign, IL
  • B.A., Speech Communication
  • Minor: English, History
January 1984

Bar Admissions

State of Illinois 1990
Federal District for Northern District of Illinois 1990
Supreme Court of the United States 2010

Legal Certifications

Guardian ad Litem Training
DuPage County, Illinois
2009
Certified Guardian ad Litem
2012
Divorce and Family Mediation Training
  • 40 hours, Legally Speaking, Inc.
  • Certified Mediator
  • Certified as Arbitrator for Kane County and DuPage County Mandatory Arbitration
September 2012

Legal Experience

MULYK, LAHO & MACK, LLC
Partner
February 2011 - Present
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
KNOBBE, LAHO & MACK, LLC
Partner
August 2009 - February 2011
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 
FORTUNATO, KNOBBE, DAVENPORT & ARNOLD, LTD.
Attorney
  • Practice concentrating in all aspects of family law and residential real estate transactions.
August 2007 - August 2009
Westmont, Ilinois 
THE LAW OFFICE OF MARIA TOLVA MACK
Attorney/Owner
  • Represented clients in real estate transactions and civil litigation matters. Prosecuted expungement appeals for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
June 2005 - August 2007 
Bolingbrook, Illinois 
CHILTON, YAMBERT, PORTER & YOUNG, LLP
Partner
  • Practiced in Geneva and Joliet offices handling own file load consisting of Auto, Premises, and Local Government entity defense. Tried cases to verdict in multiple counties.
September 2003 - June 2005 
Chicago, Illinois 
QUERREY & HARROW, LTD.
Attorney/Partner
  • Elected to Partner in 1998. Practice concerned primarily in auto and premesis liability defense. 78 cases tried to verdict. Performed all Litigation services from file opening through case resolution. Extensive discovery experience.
April 1990 - September 2003
Chicago, Illinois 

Teaching

ADJUCT FACULTY, COLLEGE OF DUPAGE PARALEGAL STUDIES PROGRAM
Introduction to Paralegal Studies
Introduction to Legal Research & Writing
2009 - 2013
DUPAGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Faculty Member, Keith Roberts Trial
Advocacy Class
2008

Professional Presentations

DUPAGE ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS
  • Trial Advocacy Seminary Moderator and Contributor
2004
DUPAGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
  • Basic Skills Seminar, Opening Your Own Law Practice
December 2006 
  • Basic Skills Seminar, So You Want to Open Your Own Law Practice?
February 2012
  • Job Search Skills for the Paralegal - Presented to College of DuPage Paralegal Club, DCBA Paralegal Committee Meeting, and Kane County Bar Association Paralegal Committee Meeting.
2011 - 2012

Affiliations

ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION  
DUPAGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
  • Member, E-File Procedure Committee
2012
  • Chair, Ad Hoc Paralegal Committee
2011 - 2012
  • Appointed Member of Committee on Professionalism
2007
KANE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION  
DUPAGE ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS
  • Past President
2006 - 2007
  • Officer and Board Member
2003 - 2008
JUSTINIAN SOCIETY OF LAWYERS - DUPAGE CHAPTER
  • Past President
2013 - 2014
  • Officer
2009 - Present
AMERICAN INNS OF COURT - DUPAGE CHAPTER  
  • Member
2007 - Present
  • Team Captain
2012 - Present