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Laraia & Whitty, P.C.

Taking the Extra Step to go the Extra Mile...

Our Experienced Attorneys Provide Dedicated Representation in Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Business Litigation Cases Throughout DuPage County

Wheaton, IL Criminal and Family Law Attorneys

Lawyers Assisting With Divorce, Criminal Defense, and Business Litigation in DuPage County

At the law firm of Laraia & Whitty, P.C., our attorneys continually strive to provide our clients with comprehensive legal guidance in the areas of family law, civil litigation, estate planning, bankruptcy, business litigation, personal injury, and all contentious legal matters requiring civil and criminal litigation.

With over 80 years of combined legal experience, our law firm has successfully represented clients in a wide variety of legal areas of practice. Our attorneys are active in the legal community, holding leadership positions in state and local bar associations. We are more than qualified to provide you with sound legal guidance, and pride ourselves with always being upfront and honest with our clients, to ensure a positive resolution to your legal needs.

Established in 1966 by attorney Joseph M. Laraia, our Wheaton law firm has been representing clients throughout northern Illinois in DuPage County, Kane County, Will County, and the Chicago metropolitan area for decades. If you are seeking a skilled and experienced attorney to help you resolve your matter, contact our Wheaton law office by calling 630-690-6800 to schedule a free one hour consultation.

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We provide dedicated advocacy for our clients in a wide variety of legal areas. Whether you need to resolve family law disputes, understand your rights when arrested and charged with a criminal offense, defend against DUI charges, or address civil litigation issues related to your business, we can ensure that you have the legal help you need.

Dedicated Representation in Divorce and Family Law Matters

Many families struggle with divorce and other family law matters, and they often need legal help resolving disputes over the allocation of parental responsibility (child custody) and parenting time (visitation) rights, adoption, guardianship, paternity, or domestic violence. Trust our law firm to handle the complex and sensitive issues that often arise in the process of divorce.

We understand our clients have a variety of legal concerns that call for our undivided attention to your personal struggles, and we will fight to protect your rights throughout every step of the legal process.

Experienced Criminal and DUI Defense Lawyers

Our attorneys have represented individuals in the full gamut of criminal defense matters, from highly publicized murder cases and other serious felonies to routine traffic matters. Our attorneys have extensive experience in serious felonies, reckless homicide, DUI, misdemeanors, juvenile law, and other criminal and traffic offenses, as well as Secretary of State license reinstatement proceedings.

A DUI arrest can have a major impact on your life. Whether you are facing a first-time DUI or multiple drunk driving offenses, we can help you understand your legal options and work to protect your freedom and your driver's license. Our knowledgeable attorneys have a long history of not only defending clients in all criminal law matters, but in petitioning the courts to have their criminal records either sealed or completely erased through the process of expungement.

Legal Representation for Business and Civil Litigation

Recognized and well-respected by our business clients, our law firm has won many high profile litigation cases for a variety of businesses. Some of the clients that have been represented by our firm include the City of Chicago, Ameritech, Illinois Bell Telephone Company, and public officials.

We pride ourselves on being able to handle complicated business matters, and we strive for continued excellence when representing our clients, who rely upon our professional quality to proficiently resolve their legal problems.



  • I hired James in 2011 to represent me in my divorce and contested custody matter. My case was extremely complicated and lengthy lasting almost 22 months. James was knowledgeable, responsive, an excellent advocate, and extremely sensitive and patient to the many questions, as well as ups and downs I experienced throughout the long process. I would recommend James to anyone.

    - Satisfied Customer

  • I can not begin to explain how much James Laraia has helped me. He came recommended via a friend and I highly recommend him. He made a difference in my life with my divorce and what he pursued.

    - Satisfied Customer

  • Jay is not only a good attorney but also a good counselor. He did a great job in representing me in my divorce, he was transparent and always explained things and presented me with options. I trust him and his expertise.

    - Satisfied Customer

  • I have used James for both civil litigation and criminal defense with very favorable outcomes. He is a proven winner. I will continue to recommend him.

    - Satisfied Customer

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