Christopher J. Zaruba

Christopher J. Zaruba

Attorney at The Stogsdill Law Firm, PC
  • Divorce, Family Law, Appeals & Appellate
  • Illinois
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Summary

Christopher J. Zaruba joined The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. in June of 2014. Prior to that, Chris was an Assistant State's Attorney at the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office from 2009-2014. Chris began his career at the State's Attorney's office handling traffic and misdemeanor offenses, including DUI's, orders of protection, and domestic batteries. In 2012, Chris received the Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor of the Year award. He was promoted to the Felony Juvenile Division where he worked closely with DCFS in handling cases involving abused or neglected children. After working in the Juvenile Division, Chris was again promoted to the Felony Trial Division where he handled serious offenses including drug offenses, burglaries, and aggravated batteries. During his time at the State's Attorney's Office, Chris prosecuted over 300 cases to trial, including many jury trials. Prior to leaving the State's Attorney's Office, Chris was selected to participate in the National District Attorney's Association annual seminar on Trial Advocacy which he successfully completed. Now Chris primarily focuses his practice on the area of family law.

In January of 2014, Chris received the honor of being admitted to practice in front of the United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C. He is a member of the United States Supreme Court, Illinois State, and DuPage County bar associations.

Chris earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the John Marshall Law School in 2009. While on the Dean's list at the John Marshall Law School, he was recognized for receiving top honors in the areas of Evidence and Federal Criminal Procedure. Chris also clerked for the Honorable John W. Darrah of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

While attending the John Marshall Law School and while studying for the Illinois bar exam, Chris interned at the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Collaborative Law
  • Mediation
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Washington State Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
Traffic Assistant
DuPage County, Illinois
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Misdemeanor Assistant - * 1st. Chair - Domestic Violence * 1st. Chair - Orders of Protection * 1st. Chair - DUI
DuPage County, Illinois
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Felony Juvenile Assistant
DuPage County, Illinois
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Felony Trial Assistant
DuPage County, Illinois
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Law Clerk
Honorable John W. Darrah of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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Education
The John Marshall Law School
J.D. (2009) | Law
Honors: Honors: Dean's List Honors: CALI Award for Evidence and Federal Criminal Procedure
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.A. (2006) | Political Science, History
Honors: Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Major: Political Science Major: History
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Awards
Rising Stars, 2018-2019
Super Lawyers
Top Attorney
Avvo
Lead Counsel Rated
Lead Counsel
CALI Award for Evidence and Federal Criminal Procedure
Cali Award
Professional Associations
United States supremem Court
Member
Current
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Illinois State Bar Association
Member
Current
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DuPage County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Robert E. Jones AIC of DuPage County
Member
Current
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DuPage County Bar Association # 27068
Member
Current
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DuPage County Bar Association
New Lawyer Committee, Chair 2014-2015
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DuPage County Bar Association
Young Lawyers Committee, Chair
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DuPage County Bar Association
New Lawyer Committee, Vice Chair, 2013 - 2014
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Contact & Map
The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C.
1776 S. Naperville Road, Building B
Suite 202
Wheaton, IL 60189
USA
Telephone: (630) 462-9500