Bruzgul & Associates is a boutique law firm handling primarily family law matters (divorce, paternity, custody/visitation, support, property division); probate and estate administration, estate planning, adult guardianships, and civil litigation (contract disputes, foreclosure defense, real property disputes). At Bruzgul & Associates, they strive to give their clients the personalized attention their case requires. They look forward to getting to know you, so that together we can reach a solution to the complex and changing situations you encounter.
Joanne Bruzgul is a well-respected member of the Chicago legal community for over 27 years. Her general practice firm prides itself in its ability to structure legal arrangements, prepare estate plans, transact and litigate real estate matters, and find creative solutions in the family and probate law areas. Joanne cares deeply for her clients. She is an energetic and zealous advocate whose steadfast dedication is demonstrated in all aspects of her representation. Because she genuinely looks out for the best interests of her clients, she refuses to lead them on with false hopes or expectations. Her compassionate and truthful nature make her the attorney you need by your side.
Joanne earned her Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law and served as judicial clerk to Hon. Judge William C. Lee of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. She is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the federal trial bar for the Northern District of Illinois. Joanne is an active member of both the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.
In 2017, Chief Judge Ruben Castillo, of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois presented Joanne with the distinguished award of Excellence in Pro Bono Service recognizing her outstanding commitment to pro bono representation before this federal trial court.
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