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Mr. James J. Laraia

Mr. James J. Laraia

Attorney at Laraia & Whitty, P.C.
  • Criminal Law, Family Law, Business Law...
  • Illinois, Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois
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James J. Laraia is an energetic, well-rounded attorney with knowledge and experience in family law, civil, and criminal matters. He routinely practices in DuPage, Kane, Will, DeKalb, and Kendall counties. After obtaining his B.A. from Illinois Benedictine College in 1997, Mr. Laraia went on to earn his Juris Doctor Degree from Northern Illinois University in 2001. He served as an Assistant State's Attorney and then went into private practice in 2003.

Mr. Laraia focuses his practice in family law and civil litigation and has experience handling matrimonial law, child custody and child support issues, post-decree petitions, adoptions, and parentage cases. He also handles complex civil matters in the areas of consumer fraud defense, contract litigation, estate litigation, replevin, breach of promise to marry, orders of protection, business law, and drafting simple wills and children's trusts.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Post-Decree Petitions
  • Parentage
  • Adoption
  • Complex Civil Matters
  • Consumer Fraud Defense
  • Contract Litigation
  • Estate Litigation
  • Simple Wills
  • Children's Trusts
  • Wrongful Death
  • Replevin
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney, Named Partner in 2009
Laraia & Whitty, P.C. (FNA) Laraia & Laraia, P.C.
- Current
Attorney - Named Partner in 2009
Laraia & Laraia, P.C.
- Current
Assistant State's Attorney
DuPage County - Criminal Prosecutor, Traffic and Misdemeanor Division
Campaign Office Manager
Citizens for Joe Birkett - Joe Birkett Campaign for Attorney General
Law Clerk
DuPage County State's Attorney's Office
Northern Illinois University
J.D. (2001)
Benedictine University
B.A. (1997)
Peer Selected
Leading Lawyer
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association
Assembly Member
DuPage County Bar Association
Past President, Former 2nd Vice President, Assistant Treasurer, 2008-2010, Entertainment Committee, Chairman and past Vice Chairman
Kane County Bar Association
DuPage County Justinian Society of Lawyers
Past President, Comptroller, and Member
DuPage County Judiciary Committee
Board Member
Northern Illinois University College of Law Justinian Society
Past Vice-President and founding member
DuPage County Inns of Court
Chair and Member
Websites & Blogs
Laraia & Whitty Attorneys at Law
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Contact & Map
Laraia & Whitty Attorneys at Law
1761 S. Naperville Road
Suite 203
Wheaton, IL 60189
Telephone: (630) 690-6800