Giamanco & Ooink

Giamanco & Ooink

Bolingbrook, IL Criminal Defense, Family Law & Personal Injury Lawyers

Firm Overview

We understand that people usually need a lawyer during some of the hardest times in their lives. Whether you're here because you have questions about divorce or another change in your family life, because you've been injured and want to know your options for moving forward, or you've been arrested for DUI or another crime, we can help. We are committed to listening to you, and working towards the best possible outcome for your legal matter.

This site was built to help you find information about Giamanco & Ooink, a group of experienced trial attorneys in Bolingbrook who fight for the rights of their clients throughout the Chicago metro area and the southwestern suburbs.

This website contains some information about which we are frequently asked including our areas of practice, fees and costs, and other useful information.

Legal Services Provided Throughout The Chicago Metro Area
From our office in Bolingbrook, we help people throughout the Chicago metro work towards the best possible solution in a wide variety of practice areas, including:

-Family Law
->Divorce
->Child Custody
-Criminal Defense
->DUI / DWI Defense
->Dealing with Police
->Expungements
->Personal Injury
-Trucking Accidents
->Motorcycle Accidents
->Uninsured Motorists
->Liquor Liability Laws
->Premise Liability
-Debt Collection Defense
Main Office
Main Office
340 Quadrangle Drive, Suite A
Bolingbrook  IL  60440
Phone
  • 630-679-0930
Websites
Family
Experienced attorneys pursuing the best possible result for you and your family
Family law is a large and growing segment of Illinois Law. It covers many of the basic things that come to mind when people hear the term "family law" like divorce, child custody, child support and spousal maintenance.

At Giamanco & Ooink, we understand that people value their families above all else, and take the responsibility of handling the legal aspects of any change in a family's situation very seriously. We take the time to listen to what's important to you, explain how Illinois law applies to your unique situation, and give you options for moving forward.

Whether you are facing a divorce, a child custody situation, or working through some of the financial issues of family law like spousal maintenance, asset division or child support the attorneys at Giamanco & Ooink will partner with you to pursue your priorities and work towards the best outcome available for you and your family. Family law issues are often difficult to work through as they can be emotionally charged. We aim to help you focus on leaving resentments behind and building a safe, secure and happy future for you and your children.

Are Family Law Issues Resolved in Court?
Television, books and movies tend to give most people a skewed version of the legal system. The fact is, there will very likely be no pointing or yelling or dramatic speeches. Most of the key issues in a divorce or other family law issue are worked out between the two parties through a process of negotiation and settlement. In the case that an agreement cannot be reached, we will work with you, your spouse and their lawyer to arrange a pretrial conference. In a pretrial conference, the parties involved get an opportunity to hear recommendations for resolving differences from an Illinois family court judge. While these recommendations are not binding, they can be very effective in resolving conflict as they give the parties an idea of how the judge sees their dispute and the best resolution without having a formal trial. In the event that an agreement still cannot be reached, the parties set a date and prepare for trial.

In the event that your case does go to trial, we work with you to ensure that you feel fully prepared to answer any questions and explain any issues that may be brought up. While there are cases where trials are needed, we encourage our clients to work with their spouse to arrange an agreement whenever possible. Trials are expensive and time-consuming, and our experience suggests that both spouses are typically much more satisfied with an agreement where their input was considered.

If you are facing a family law issue and want to understand your options, contact the experienced and effective family law attorneys at Giamanco & Ooink today. From our office in Bolingbrook, we work with family law clients throughout DuPage County and the Southeast Chicago area.

Juan Ooink

Experience
-Over 100 Felony and Misdemeanor bench trials
-Defense of felonies, DUI's, misdemeanors, traffic tickets, and violations of municipal ordinances in State Court
-Defense of felonies in Federal Court
-Filed and prosecuted both Criminal and Civil appeals in Illinois Appellate Courts
-Illinois Secretary of State Formal and Informal hearings
-Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police hearings
-Prosecution and defense of ERISA matter in Federal Court
-Prosecution and defense of domestic relation and parentage cases (Divorce, Child Custody, Child support and Visitation matters)
-Prosecution of cases before the Illinois Commerce Commission
-Mandatory arbitration hearings
-Prosecution and defense of contract cases
-Prosecution and defense of personal injury cases involving auto accidents and premises liability cases
-Prosecution and defense of uninsured and underinsured motorist claims
-Defense of auto accidents involving both claimed injuries and property damage
-Defense of cases before the Illinois Department of Human Rights (sexual harassment matter)
-Handled cases in the following Illinois counties: Cook, Will, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, Kankakee, De Kalb, Kane, Kendall, Winnebago, Coles, McLean, Champaign, Rock Island, Grundy, Iroquois, LaSalle,Boone, McDonough
-Handled cases in the following Federal districts: Northern and Central District of Illinois (7th Circuit), Eastern District of Michigan (6th Circuit)

Prior Attorney Positions
-Law Office of Raymond L. Prusak, Chicago, Illinois: 2003 - 2005
-Law Office of Steven M. Goldman, Wheeling, Illinois: 2005-2007

Law Degree: DePaul University College of Law Chicago, IL
-Graduated in 2003 with a J.D.
-CALI award in Trial Advocacy I
-CALI award in Trial Advocacy II
-Order of Barristers
-International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Art and Science of Advocacy
-Liberty Mutual Insurance Diversity Mock Trial Activities Program 2001
-Moot Court Trial Team
-Moot Court Trial Team Representative
-DePaul Student Advocate
-DePaul Racquetball Club President
-LLSA Treasurer 2001-2002

Clerkships
-Greer, Burns and Crain, Chicago, Illinois: 2001-2002
-Cook County Public Defender's Office, Chicago, Illinois: 2002-2003
-Law Office of Raymond L. Prusak, Chicago, Illinois: 2002-2003

Undergraduate Degree: Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
-Graduated in 1996 with a B.S.M.E.
-Major: Mechanical Engineering
-Designed, developed, tested and pursued a patent for a new walker
-LTU Club Basketball Coach/Player
-Toyoda Grinders for Industry Inc. Internship

Non-Legal Prior Positions
-Hydro Gear, Sullivan, Illinois: 1997-2000: Project Manager
-Toyoda Grinders for Industry Inc., 1995-1997: Mechanical Engineer

Professional Affiliations
-National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
-Chicago Bar Association
-Cook County Bar Association
-Illinois State Bar Association
-Will County Bar Association
-DuPage County Bar Association
-Current Town of Residence
-Bolingbrook, Illinois

Home Town
-Commerce Township, Michigan
Education
  • DePaul University College of Law
    J.D.

Joseph Paul Giamanco

Experience

General Litigation Profile
-45 Jury Trials - 43 of those as lead or sole trial counsel, additional bench trials
-Over 500 mandatory arbitration hearings
-Prosecution of personal injury cases involving auto accidents, medical malpractice and premises liability cases
-Prosecution of contract cases and those seeking a declaration of rights under a contract
-Prosecution and defense of quasi contract, replevin and conversion actions
-Prosecution and defense of uninsured and underinsured motorist claims
-Defense of auto accidents involving both claimed injuries and property damage
-Defense of premises liability and dram shop cases involving claimed injuries
-Defense of DUI's, misdemeanors, traffic tickets, and violations of municipal ordinances
-Representation of the land owner in Eminent Domain (Land Take) cases seeking reasonable just compensation
-Defense of mechanic's liens
-Prosecution of cases involving the Illinois AIDS Confidentially Act
-Has handled cases in the following Illinois counties:
-Cook, Will, DuPage, Kane, Lake, Mc Henry, Kankakee, De Kalb, Kendall, Winnebago, Jackson, Effingham, Grundy, LaSalle, Boone, Stephenson and Jo Daviess.

Professional Affiliation
-Will County Bar Association
-Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA); General, Small Firm, and Solo Practitioner Section Council Member 2006 - 2008; chair of publication subcommittee
-Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce
-Bolingbrook Bar Association

Prior Attorney Positions
-Stride, Craddock & Stride: 2002 - 2006

Law Degree
-2002: J.D.: DePaul University College of Law
-CALI Award for Outstanding Performance in the class room for the DePaul Death Penalty Clinic
-Assisted as a law clerk in the defense of former Illinois death row inmate Madison Hobley, who was ultimately pardoned by Governor George Ryan
-2000 Study Abroad - Berlin, Germany; Humboldt University in coordination with Tulane University; Certified Mediator with Advanced Study in Negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution
-Justinian Society of Lawyers, Law School Chapter President
-Moot Court Trial Team

Undergraduate Degree
-1999: B.A.: University of Denver, Denver Colorado
-Majors: Political Science and Sociology
-Minor: Leadership Studies
-President of the Student Body
-Theta Chi Fraternity, Gamma Lambda Chapter, Founding Father
-1998 Study Abroad - Sarajevo, Bosnia; Internship with the International Federation of the Red Cross

Volunteer and Community Involvement
-DePaul University College of Law, Guest Lecturer for Career Services events
-Theta Chi, Delta Iota Chapter, Northwestern University; past Alumni Advisor and Alumni Corporation V.P.
-Illinois Alcohol and Drug Dependency Association and Illinois Teenage Institute Liaison and Interview Site Host
-President of the Student Body
-Leadership Consultant - Guest lecturer on topics including Leadership and Team Work for various schools and colleges
-Heart Heaven Out Reach (H2O) - Non-Profit Board of Directors

Current Town of Residence
-Bolingbrook, Illinois

Home Town
-Mount Vernon, Illinois
Education
  • DePaul University College of Law
    J.D.

Betsy A. Wirth

General Litigation Profile
-Negotiated Settlements and Trials in Family Law (Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Parentage, Adoption, Surrogacy, and Visitation matters)
-Orders of Protection and Civil No-Contact Orders
-Administrative law hearings
-Forcible Entry and Detainer actions
-Small Claims actions
-Mandatory arbitration hearings
-Jury trials
-Handled cases in the following Illinois counties: Cook, Will, DuPage, Kane, Kendall and McHenry

Prior Attorney Positions
-Will County Legal Assistance Program, Inc. 2008-2009

Law Degree
-2007 -- Northern Illinois University College of Law
-Dean's List
-Women's Law Caucus
-Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity

Clerkships
-Illinois Office of the Comptroller Summmer 2006
-Legal Intern, Assistant to Chief Counsel

Undergraduate Degree
-2004: Indiana State University, Philosophy/Political Science

Professional Affiliations
-Illinois State Bar Association
-Will County Bar Association
-DuPage County Bar Association
-American Bar Association

Current Town of Residence
-Bolingbrook, Illinois

Home Town
-Ashland, Illinois

Phyllis Roman

Experience
-Selected to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars: 2013
-Over 100 mandatory arbitration hearings
-15 jury trials as sole trial counsel
-Defense of auto accidents involving both claimed injuries and property damage
-Prosecution and defense of contract cases and debt collection cases
-Prosecution of worker's compensation claims
-Defense of DUI's, misdemeanors, and traffic tickets
-Prosecution of personal injury cases involving auto accidents
-Defense of civil appeal in the Illinois First District Appellate Court
-Has handled cases in the following Illinois counties:
-Cook, Will, DuPage, Kane, Winnebago, Grundy, DeKalb
-Licensed to practice in the State of Illinois on 11/10/11.

Professional Affiliation
-Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
-Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
-Dupage County Bar Association (DCBA)

Law Degree: DePaul University College of Law Chicago, IL
-Graduated in 2011 with a J.D.
-Dean's list: Fall 2008, Spring 2010 and Spring 2011.
-CALI Awards: Trial Advocacy II and International Moot Court
-Order of Barristers, DePaul Chapter, inducted May 2011
-Semi-Finalist Midwest Regional Commercial Arbitration Competition, 2009

Clerkships
-Lipkin & Higgins, Chicago, IL - January 2010 - November 2011
-DePaul University College of Law, Research Assistant: 2010-2011

Undergraduate Degree: Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA
-Graduated in 2008 with a B.A..
-Major: Political Science and Dance
-Dean's list: 12 trimesters, 2004-2008

Volunteer and Community Involvement
-Director, Woodridge Area Chamber of Commerce
-Case Manager, St. Vincent DePaul Society
-St. Scholastica, Woodridge, IL, Contemporary Ensemble
-Illinois Legal Aid, Chicago, IL, LiveHelp, Operator - 2010 - 2011
-Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL, Charity Events, Dealer- 2008-2011
-St. James Church, Rockford, IL, Guitar Group, Flautist-1997-2008

Current Town of Residence
-Woodridge, Illinois
Education
  • DePaul University College of Law
    J.D.

Corinne Cozort

General Litigation Profile
-Small Claims Actions, mandatory arbitration hearings, and jury trials
-Building and License Enforcement, Demolition Unit.
-Has handled cases in the following Illinois counties:
-Kane, Cook, DuPage, and Will

Professional Affiliation
-Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
-Chicago Bar Association
-American Bar Association
-American Society of International Law

Law Degree
-2011: J.D.: DePaul University College of Law
-Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team.
-Certificate in International and Comparative Law

Clerkships
-City of Chicago Law Department

Undergraduate Degree
-2007: B.A.: Concordia College - Moorhead, MN
-Major: French and Global Studies - conferred with Honors
-Minor: Political Science

Volunteer and Community Involvement
-Jaycees and Junior League of Kane and DuPage Counties
-Auxiliary Board of Directors, Association House of Chicago

Current Town of Residence
-Naperville, Illinois
Education
  • DePaul University College of Law
    J.D.
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