Zuba & Associates, P.C.

Zuba & Associates, P.C.

Experienced Rockford, Illinois, Trial Lawyer

Firm Overview

Divorce and Family Law Federal Crime Defense Personal Injury
Zuba & Associates, P.C., offers strong legal advocacy and compassionate advice in difficult times a divorce, an arrest, or an accident. Our experienced team vigorously protects your interests at trial or in negotiations to achieve a favorable solution for you.

Our unique professional backgrounds and team approach are a distinct advantage in confronting and solving your legal problem. Discover what we mean by personal attention in a consultation with us. Based in Rockford, Illinois, Zuba & Associates, P.C., serves individuals in Winnebago, Ogle, Boone, and Stephenson counties.

Rockford, Illinois, Family Law and Divorce Attorney
As a former CPA and a practicing attorney for 20 years, family law lawyer James Zuba can address the complex legal issues of divorce, as well as financial issues such as valuing marital assets. Rockford family law attorney Mark Aiello is experienced and well equipped to handle all family law matters in an aggressive and passionate manner. While our focus is bringing parties to mutual agreement in all family law matters, the attorneys at Zuba & Associates are aggressive litigators when your property division or child custody disputes wind up in court. We also represent stepparents interested in adopting their stepchildren, preparing all necessary paperwork for consideration by the court. If necessary, we can motion the court to terminate the parental rights of a biological, noncustodial parent when there are compelling reasons for doing so.

Illinois Criminal Defense Attorney, Building a Strong White Collar Criminal Defense
An arrest on federal charges ripples through every aspect of your life. James Zuba spent 12 years as a federal prosecutor in Illinois and uses the insights he learned in defending clients accused of embezzlement, fraud, conspiracy, tax evasion, or other white collar crimes. In cases involving fraud and identity theft, we take pre-emptive action when possible to prevent an investigator from a "rush to judgment" to convict our client of crimes he or she may have little if any involvement in.

Divorce and Personal Injury Claims Law Firm, Serving Winnebago and the Surrounding Communities
Call us immediately if you were badly hurt in an Illinois car accident, or if other negligent actions or conditions caused you personal injury. Former registered nurse and licensed attorney Linda Zuba and veteran trial attorney James Zuba combine their efforts to assess the medical aspects of your case and use their negotiating skill and trial experience to obtain fair and just compensation for your injuries. We take steps early in the process to protect you from being taken advantage of by insurance companies while determining who is at fault in a car accident.
Main Office
Main Office
6067 Strathmoor Drive
Rockford  IL  61107
Phone
  • 815-397-7000
Websites
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Rockford, Illinois, Family Law Lawyer
Protecting Your Interests in a Difficult Time
Ending a marriage raises tough issues. How do you protect your interests without escalating the conflicts that led to divorce? How do you spare more trauma to the children without sacrificing your own rights? The right attorney can soften the impact and discover solutions that benefit all parties. Additionally, it's important to prepare for life after divorce. In order to help our clients, we explain the financial and legal consequences of divorce, including how your taxes, real estate plan, health insurance coverage, and child custody rights will be impacted.

Rockford, Illinois, family law lawyer James T. Zuba strikes that balance. He is a strong voice for his clients, aggressive in negotiations or in court. But he is a practical advocate whose philosophy is to avoid a costly and destructive legal fight unless necessary.

We represent men and women in Winnebago County and surrounding counties in all divorce-related law matters:

-Divorce agreements and division of property
-Child custody disputes
-Child support and spousal maintenance
-Modifications of custody, visitation, child support or maintenance

Zuba & Associates, P.C. handles all issues of Illinois family law:

-Stepparent adoption assisting in the formal adoption of a stepchild (or grandchild), including proceedings to terminate the rights of a biological parent
-Prenuptial agreements drafting premarital agreements to identify joint and separate property, and preserve inheritance rights for children of a first marriage
-Paternity actions to secure child support for a single parent raising a child, or to assert a father's visitation rights
-Domestic violence orders helping victims of domestic violence obtain temporary restraining orders and permanent protection orders, or defending against the issuance of such orders.

Find out why former clients recommend us to resolve your family law issues.

James Zuba

James T. Zuba concentrates his practice of law on litigation, with emphasis on Family Law, Personal Injury, and Criminal Defense. He prides himself in aggressively pursuing his client's interests with the goal of meeting the needs of each and every client through whatever means are available to him under the law in a given area. His professionalism and integrity are his trademark. His success is a result of his poise in and out of the court room combined with his knowledge of the law and his commitment to his clients. Mr. Zuba knows that the key to successfully representing his clients is knowing their goals and objectives, preparing diligently to meet those goals and objectives, and using his natural court room abilities to obtain the satisfaction of his clients.

James T. Zuba is an experienced trial attorney with a successful litigation track record in the areas of family law, personal injury, and criminal law. His solid business background and understanding of financial issues, combined with his commitment to excellence and high moral standards, makes him an elite in his field.

Mr. Zuba received his Juris Doctor degree from the DePaul University in Chicago, graduating in the top 10% of his class. After graduating from DePaul, he worked as a federal prosecutor for the United States Department of Justice for 11 years, where he earned 3 special Achievement Awards for his successful prosecution of various white collar and drug related offenses. In 1995 he earned the Director's Award for his role in the successful prosecution of 31 members of a street gang who were charged with narcotics and firearms offenses. In accepting this award, he was personally recognized by the Attorney General of the United States. Mr. Zuba has also been an instructor of a Criminal Trial Advocacy course held in Washington, D.C. for new attorneys.

Mr. Zuba received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude while earning a B.S. in Accounting. He is a C.P.A. and he worked for two different international public accounting firms before attending law school. His experience as a C.P.A. laid the groundwork for his success as an attorney.

Areas of Practice:
-Criminal Law
-Family Law
-Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage:
-90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certification/Specialties:
-Certified Public Accountant, 1980

Bar Admissions:
-Illinois, 1986
-U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1986
-U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1987

Education:
-DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1986
--J.D.
--Honors: Magna Cum Laude
-Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA, 1980
--B.S.
--Honors: Magna Cum Laude
--Major: Accounting
-Rock Valley College, Rockford, Illinois, 1978
--A.A.

Classes/Seminars Taught:
-Instructor, U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Trial Advocacy Course

Professional Associations and Memberships:
-Illinois State Bar Association
--Member
-American Bar Association
--Member
-Winnebago County Bar Association
--Member
Education
  • DePaul University College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1986

Linda M. Zuba

Linda Zuba is a Master's prepared Registered Nurse as well as a practicing attorney concentrating in personal injury, health care law, and public interest law where she advocates for people's civil rights.

Linda helps individuals who have suffered a serious injury through the negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of another person. Personal injury claims can be overwhelming and highly complex without the assistance of an attorney. Linda helps clients through this complex task and she brings to each personal injury case her expertise as an attorney and her sensitivity as a registered nurse. Through her vigorous representation Linda significantly improves a client's chance of getting adequately compensated for the injury suffered.

For over 15 years Linda practiced as a health care professional in the areas of critical care and flight nursing. Linda was a certified critical care nurse, trauma nurse specialist, nursing instructor at Saint Anthony School of Nursing, and an instructor at Northern Illinois University School of Nursing. Linda was also a certified instructor for Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Linda spent many years lecturing on topics that would improve the health care for critical patients. Linda has found her background in health care to be particularly helpful when assisting clients in matters related to health care and patient's legal rights. Linda took pride in being a patient advocate and providing highly competent and compassionate care to patients. Now as an attorney Linda takes pride in being a legal advocate who provides close personal services to each client and expert compassionate advice and representation to clients.

Linda believes in giving back to her community and as a result she is actively involved on community boards and committees aimed at improving the lives and health care for individuals and families in the Rockford area.

Areas of Practice:
-Personal Injury
-Health Law
-Public Interest Law
-General Practice

Bar Admissions:
-Wisconsin, 2001
-U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
-Illinois, 2002

Education:
-University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 2000
--J.D.
-Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1986
--Mastersof Science in Nursing
-Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1981
--Bachelors of Science in Nursing

Classes/Seminars Taught:
-Illinois Advance Directives (Living Wills, Health Care Power of Attorney)
-Negotiation Skills
-Numerous lectures related to health care

Professional Associations and Memberships:
-Winnebago County Bar Association, 2002 - Present
-Illinois State Bar Association, 2002 - Present
-Wisconsin State Bar Association, 2002 - Present

Languages:
-Spanish
-English
Education
  • University of Wisconsin
    Juris Doctorate , 2000

Mark F. Aiello

Mark F. Aiello has practiced law for over 25 years. In that time he has been a general practitioner and represented clients in various areas of civil and criminal litigation. At this time, he concentrates his practice in family law, criminal defense and personal injury. Mr. Aiello handles various areas of criminal defense litigation including charges that involve bodily harm, sexual assaults, weapons, narcotics and theft. He represents clients who have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and other traffic related matters. He shows care and concern for his clients needs and aggressively represents them in their legal matters. He uses his preparation, knowledge of the law and court room skills to promote his clients goals and objectives.

Areas of Practice:
-Family Law
-Criminal Law
-Personal Injury
-Alimony & Spousal Support
-Childrens' Rights
-Property Damage -- Plaintiff
-Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
-Domestic Violence & Neglect
-Juvenile Law
-Paternity
-Prenuptial Agreements
-Felonies
-Juvenile Crimes
-Misdemeanor

Litigation Percentage:
-90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
-Illinois, 1986
-U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1986
-U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1986
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1990

Education:
-John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1986
--J.D.
-Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1979
--B.A.
--Major: Philosophy

Representative Cases:
-People v. Alexander, 250 Ill. App. 3d 68, 619 N. E. 2d 863, 189 Ill. Dec. 162 (2nd Dist. 1993)
-Professional Associations and Memberships:
--Illinois State Bar Association
-Winnebago County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions:
-Francis M. Martinez Attorney At Law, Associate Attorney, 2009 - 2011
-Winnebago County Public Defender, Assistant Public Defender, 2000 - 2005
Education
  • John Marshall Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 1986
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