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Roman J. Seckel

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Practice Areas:

  • Family Law

Biography

Roman J. Seckel grew up in Northeast Wisconsin. He is a 2002 graduate of St. Norbert College, summa cum laude, where he was awarded the Rev. Robert Cornell Excellence in Political Science Award and was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He went on to graduate from John Marshall Law School, cum laude, in 2005. While in law school he was a quarter- finalist in the Dominick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition and interned for Sen. Peter Fitzgerald.

Roman is admitted to practice in front of all Illinois State Courts and is also admitted to practice law in Wisconsin. Since starting with the firm in 2005, he has become an active member of the Kane County Bar Association, serving as chair of the Local Government Committee and as chair of the Legal Ethics Committee. He is a frequent presenter at Kane County Bar Association Seminars, presenting on topics in various areas of his practice including family law, municipal law and guardianship issues. Roman has also presented to the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education and Sterling Education Services. Roman has also had multiple articles published in the Illinois Bar Journal and Kane County Bar Briefs.

Roman is also active in the community. Among other volunteer efforts, he has served on the St. John Neumann Pastoral Council, the St. Charles Library Foundation Board and as general counsel for the Kane County Bar Foundation.

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2015
    • Honors: cum laude
  • St. Norbert College
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Awarded the Rev. Robert Cornell Excellence in Political Science Award
    • Honors: Member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

Professional Associations

  • Kane County Bar Association, Member
  • Kane County Bar Association, Local Government Committee, Chair
  • Kane County Bar Association, Chair of the Legal Ethics Committee

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Honors

  • Named Outstanding New Lawyer in 2010 by the Kane County Bar Association
  • One of the Best Under 40 among Fox Valley Professionals in 2015 by the Kane County Chronicle
  • Named Top Emerging Lawyer in 2015 and 2016
  • Honored by the Kane County Chronicle as one of the best young professionals under the age of 40 in 2015

Classes & Seminars

  • Presenter, Kane County Bar Association Seminars
  • Presenter, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education and Sterling Education Services

Pro-Bono Activities

  • St. John Neumann Pastoral Council
  • St. Charles Library Foundation Board
  • General Counsel for the Kane County Bar Foundation

Published Works

  • Published in the Illinois Bar Journal earned him the Lincoln Writing Award in 2007
  • Illinois Bar Journal, 2014