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Our firm has been a practicing law firm in the Chicago metropolitan area and collar counties since 1976, and our lawyers are skilled at handling criminal and civil cases. They dedicate their professional lives to providing superior legal representation to every client. With a history of successful cases, the experienced attorneys at Ekl, Williams & Provenzale LLC will aggressively work to protect your rights at competitive rates.

We zealously and skillfully represent individuals and businesses in a wide range of civil and criminal law matters. As you face civil, criminal or administrative law problems, entrust your legal matter to Ekl, Williams & Provenzale LLC. From our law offices in DuPage County, we welcome inquiries from throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Defense
  • Administrative Law

Call at 630-654-0045 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Terry A. Eklprofile

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1973
  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2007

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, 2006 (Inducted as a Fellow)
  • American College of Trial Attorneys, 2009 - Present (Upstate Illinois Membership Committee, Member)
  • Illinois Supreme Court Illinois Pattern Jury Instruction (Criminal IPI), 2003 - Present (Committee Member)
  • DuPage County Bar Association, 1996 - 1997 (President)
  • DuPage County Bar Association, 1992 (Criminal Law Committee, Chairman)
  • DuPage County Bar Association, 1995 - 1996 (2nd Vice President)
  • DuPage County Bar Association, 1997 - 1999 (Judiciary Committee, Chairman)
  • DuPage County Bar Association, 1994 - 1996 (Judiciary Committee, Member)
  • Chicago Bar Association, 1982 - 1984 (Defense of Indigent Prisoners Committee)

Honors and Awards:

  • Inductee as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, 2006 - Present
  • Member of the Upstate Illinois membership committee for the American College of Trial Lawyers, 2009 - 2018
  • Member of the Illinois Supreme Court Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, 2003 - 2016
  • President of the DuPage County Bar Assoc. , 1996 - 1997
  • Super Lawyer, 2014 - 2018

Pro Bono Activities:

  • President, DuPage Bar Foundation, 1997 - 1998
  • Chairman, DuPage Family Fun Days to Benefit Special Olympic Athletes, 1996 - 1998
  • Vice President of the West Suburban Foundation for Disabled Veterans, 2005 - Present
  • Volunteer Baseball Coach Wheaton Park District, 1995 - 2002
  • Volunteer Football Coach at St. Michaels grade school, 2000 - 2003
  • Volunteer Football Coach at Wheaton-Warrenville South High School, 2004 - Present

Attorney Kevin A Halversonprofile

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1994
  • Wisconsin, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2007

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • DuPage County Bar Association, 2007 - Present
  • Kane County Bar Association, 2008 - Present

Education:

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois, 1994
    • Juris Doctorate
  • University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, 1989
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Economics
    • Minor: Mathematics

 


Attorney Patrick L. Provenzaleprofile

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1994

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association

Honors and Awards:

  • DuPage State's Attorney Felony Trial "Edsel", 1998
  • Addison Police Department Achievement Commendation, 2000
  • DuPage State's Attorney Special Commendation, 2000
  • $2,650,000 Jury Verdict and fees and costs award after proving that the Chicago Police “Code of Silence” led to Mr. Provenzale’s client being savagely beaten by an off-duty policeman.
  • $850,000 Arbitration Award, and a Court Judgment in favor of the surviving mother and brothers of the 53 year old man who died in a car wreck, holding that the insurance company for the family acted in bad faith, subjecting the insurance company to pay a penalty and interest on the underinsured motorist arbitration award.
  • Court’s Judgment of $300,000 against a former municipal official or corrupt self-dealing in the hiring practices of a suburban police department.
  • $175,000 Jury Verdict and fees and costs award for a client who was beaten by a Joliet policeman while the client was handcuffed and helpless in the back seat of a squad car
  • Court Judgment in favor of Planet Fitness against customer’s allegation that she tripped on lip of sidewalk outside the gym.
  • Court Judgment in favor of a suburban County and Prosecutor wrongfully accused of violating a criminal defendant’s civil rights
  • Jury Verdict in favor of a municipal police officer wrongly accused of attacking and falsely arresting a person attending a birthday party.
  • Multiple Court Judgments in favor of a suburban Sheriff’s Office wrongfully accused of violating prisoners’ civil rights.
  • Court Judgment in favor of Labor Union wrongly accused of RICO and labor law violations.
  • $3,000,000 for a 48 year old client who was injured due to a contraindicated post-operative dosage of an anti-coagulant.
  • $2,400,000 for an 11 year old client who was run over by a construction truck.
  • $2,200,000 for the surviving family of a 27 year old Mexican immigrant who was shot by Chicago Police, after which disgraced officer Jason Van Dyke was alleged to have been involved in a police cover-up.
  • $1,500,000 for a group of 13 gymnasts who were sexually abused by their coach.
  • $1,100,000 for a 50 year old client who was hit by a car while bicycling.
  • $900,000 for a 52 year old client who was misdiagnosed with breast cancer.
  • $750,000 for a 16 year old client who was sexually abused by a high school teacher.
  • $650,000 for a 27 year old client on whom an episiotomy was improperly performed.
  • $565,000 for a 49 year old client who tripped over a hidden step inside a bathroom.
  • $450,000 for a mother and daughter who were trapped in an elevator for almost 2 days.
  • $375,000 for 7 University of Illinois women’s basketball players for race discrimination.
  • $355,000 for 6 clients who were improperly housed in a rubber room at the LaSalle County Jail for hours, along with forcing a revised Sheriff’s policy regarding the jail’s use of that room in the future.
  • $325,000 for the surviving son and daughter of a 55 year old parent who committed suicide while in jail.
  • $325,000 for a man falsely arrested for DUI and beaten while in custody by a Chicago police officer later indicted for official misconduct.
  • $325,000 for a 38 year old man who slipped on ice in an apartment’s parking lot.
  • $300,000 for a 52 year old client injured when a trailer on a semi-truck raked over the hood and roof of his car and dragged it 100 feet.
  • $200,000 for a 12 year old student and his parents who were falsely accused of allowing the student to bring a knife to school.
  • $175,000 for a client who was falsely arrested and who’s nose was broken by police excessive force.

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, Naperville
  • Sharing Connections Furniture Bank, Downers Grove

Education:

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1994
    • J.D.
    • Honors: President of the DePaul College of Law Federalist Society
    • Law Journal: Business Law Journal, Write-on Staff
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 1991
    • B.A.
    • Honors: President of the Boston College Student Philosophy Association
    • Major: English, Philosophy
    • Minor: Mathematics

Attorney Tracy Stankerprofile

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois Trial Bar

Education:

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 2001
    • Juris Doctorate
    • Honors: Member of Trial Advocacy Team
    • Law Review: IIT Law Review, Member
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, 1998
    • Bachelor of Finance
    • Honors: Dean's List

Attorney Patrick J. Williamsprofile

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1981
  • Wisconsin, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U. S. Court of Military Appeals

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyers, 2019 - Present

Education:

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1981
    • J.D.
  • University of Illinois – Champaign, 1978
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: With High Honors 

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