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Laraia & Laraia, P.C. Welcomes Attorney Kiley M. Whitty to Form New Partnership of Laraia & Whitty, P.C.


Attorney Kiley M. Whitty to Form New PartnershipThe law firm of Laraia & Laraia, P.C. recently welcomed its newest member, Attorney Kiley M. Whitty, who joined as Principal and Partner with James J. Laraia, forming the new partnership of Laraia & Whitty, P.C. Joseph M. Laraia will be Of Counsel, a role in which he will contribute his vast knowledge and experience. The new legal team of Laraia & Whitty, P.C. looks forward to continuing to provide existing and new clients with excellent service.

Prior to starting the firm in 1966, Joseph was a prosecutor with the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office and became chief of the felony division. Joseph has practiced in the Illinois State Courts in DuPage, Cook, Kane, and Will Counties, as well as the Federal District Court in Chicago for more than 50 years. Recognized by his peers as one of the most honored attorneys in DuPage County, Joseph has been victorious in criminal litigation and civil litigation cases that range from capital murder cases to civil, family law, and business and public issue litigation.

James practices in the areas of family law and civil litigation and has experience in 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. He primarily practices in DuPage, Kane, Will, DeKalb, and Kendall counties.

James is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, and Kane County Bar Association. He served in several different roles for the DCBA, including Past President. He is also a member of the DuPage County Justinian Society of Lawyers, DuPage County Judiciary Committee, Northern Illinois University College of Law Justinian Society, and the DuPage County Inns of Court.

“Joe and I are extremely excited to be joining with Kiley in forming Laraia & Whitty, P.C. We look forward to Kiley’s zealous advocacy and high standards of client representation for years to come,” Laraia commented.

Kiley brings years of experience to Laraia & Whitty, P.C. in the areas of complex divorce litigation, parentage, legal separation, child support, and the negotiation of premarital and post-marital agreements. Kiley also handles estate planning and bankruptcy in DuPage, Kane, Will, Cook and, surrounding counties.

Currently serving as the Second Vice President of the DuPage County Bar Association, Kiley previously served on the Board of Directors, the Planning Committee, Budget Committee, and on the Executive Committee as the Assistant Treasurer and Third Vice President. She is also a Past President of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. In addition, Kiley serves as a Director of the DuPage County Bar Foundation and is a regular volunteer for DuPage County’s Pro Se Help Desk and she is a certified Guardian ad Litem for the 18th Judicial Circuit Court of DuPage County.

“I am thrilled to join forces with James Laraia and Joe Laraia and look forward to building upon their reputation of integrity, client advocacy, and professionalism. Together, our experience, dedication to clients, and passion for our work will surely lead Laraia & Whitty, P.C. to a successful future,” Whitty stated.

About Laraia & Whitty, P.C.

Since 1966, criminal defense and civil litigation attorney Joseph M. Laraia of the Wheaton, Ill. law firm of Laraia & Whitty, P.C. has been advocating for criminal justice and civil litigants’ rights in DuPage, Kane, Will, and Cook Counties.

With over 80 years of combined legal experience, Laraia & Whitty, P.C. has successfully represented clients in a wide variety of legal areas from divorce, criminal defense, DUI and traffic offenses to business litigation, personal injury, and other civil litigation.

To learn more about Laraia & Whitty, P.C., or to schedule a free consultation, call 630-690-6800 or visit our https://www.laraiawhitty.com/

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