Juli A. Gumina

Sullivan Taylor & Gumina, P.C.

Chicago, Illinois 60601


Child Custody, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Elder, Family, Legal Separation, PreNuptials, Same Sex Disputes

Admitted to practice law in 1995, Juli A. Gumina graduated with a J.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology-Kent College of Law, where she was on the Dean's List and a member of the Bar & Gavel Society.  Juli received her B.A. from Loyola University in Chicago, where she graduate cum laude and was a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society. Juli honed her litigation skills for several years as a public defender in DuPage County, prior to joining the firm to focus on family law.  Juli is a trained and experienced mediator, and is frequently appointed by the courts to mediate family law issues, in addition to serving as a Guardian ad Litem

Juli has spoken and presented at numerous seminars dealing with family law topics and the issues surrounding divorce.  Juli is listed in Strathmore's Who's Who, and has received awards including the DuPage County Bar Association's Pro Bono Service Award and the Board of Director's Award.  She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage County and Will County Bar Associations. 

Juli focuses her practice on family law litigation, high net worth and complex asset divorce matters, child custody and removal litigation, and financial issues in divorce, especially those involving closely held or family owned business interests.

 Current Employment Position(s):


Areas of Practice:

Custody   Divorce   Support   Paternity   Guardianship


Family and Divorce Mediation, DePaul University Center for Dispute Resolution, 2006

Bar Admissions:

Illinois, 1995   U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1995


Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1995   J.D. Honors: Dean's List Honors: Chicago-Kent Bar & Gavel Society

Loyola University, Chicago,     1991     B.A. Honors: Cum Laude Honors: Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society Honors: Midwestern Collegiate All Conference  Major:  Political Science

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Instructor, Handling Illinois Divorces from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2004

Presenter, Cross Examination of Custody Expert, DCBA Mega Meeting, 2004

DCBA Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop, 2003

Complex Divorce Issues for the Illinois Practitioner, NBI, January 17, 2003

Family Law 101: Learn from the Experts, ISBA Law Ed Series, 2002

Trusts and Estate Planning Seminar, MBI CLE, 2002

Child's Representative Training, 2001

DAWL Advocacy Seminar,2001

DCBA Mega Meeting, Family Law Section, 2000

DCBA Mega Meeting, Family Law Section, 2001

Matrimonial Law: Dollars & Sense, 1999

ISBA Young Lawyers Leadership Conference, 1999

Equitable Distribution in Divorce Settlements in Illinois: Valuation, Tax and Other Issues, 1998

Family Law and Practice Attorney Fees & Collection Panel Discussion, 1998

Sixth Annual Advocacy Seminar, DAWL, 1998

The Defense of a Drunk Driving Case, A Day on Trial, IICLE, 1997

Presenting a Defense, Public Defender's Intensive Trial Advocacy Week, 1997

Honors and Awards:

Board of Directors Award (DCBA), 2001-2002

Pro Bono Service Award, DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA),  2001 - 2002

Kent Justice Foundation Summer Fellowship Recipient

Strathmore's Who's Who

Track and Field, Midwestern Collegiate All Conference

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Bar Association (ABA) Member

Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Member

DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA) Member

DuPage County Bar Association Member, Family Law Committee

DuPage County Bar Association,  2001 - 2002 Chair, Legal Aid Committee

DuPage Association of Women Lawyers (DAWL)

Young Lawyer's Monthly Social Gatherings, 2001  -  2002 Committee Chair

Student's United for the Public Interest President

Kent Justice Foundation Chair, Auction Committee

DuPage County Bar Association Child's Representative

Chicago Kent Bart Gavel Society Member

DuPage County Bar Association Member, Lawyer Referral Committee

Family Law Committee Member

Past Employment Positions:

Sullivan Taylor, P.C., DuPage County,  1998 -  2001

DuPage County Public Defender's Office, Assistant Public Defender, 1996 - 1998

Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation, Staff Attorney, 1995

Pro Bono Activities:

Serving Our Society, Co-Founder

Juli A. Gumina

1749 South Naperville Road Suite 106 

Wheaton, Illinois 60189

(630) 665-7676 

Fax:      (630) 665-8630

Email:  [email protected]