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Timothy Jerome "TJ" Walczak

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Chicago, IL

First Response Family Law
35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-715-8853
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2017
Practice Areas: Family Law, Real Estate: Business
Attorney Profile

Attorney Timothy Jerome (TJ) Walczak is the founder and owner of First Response Family Law, in Chicago, Illinois. Having already established himself as a leading attorney in his region and emerging leader in his field, Mr. Walczak provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Chicagoland area who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Family law

· Divorce

· Child custody and support

· Prenuptial agreements

· Real estate

· Domestic violence

A U.S. Air Force veteran with more than 16 years of experience as a police officer and firefighter, Mr. Walczak understands what it means to serve, and he has achieved considerable success helping his clients through some of the most difficult and challenging times in their lives with the utmost compassion and integrity. As a divorced father himself, he fully understands the emotional impact divorce has on his clients, and he has a wealth of knowledge and insight into highly complex real estate transactions as well as landlord/tenant issues.

Combining all of this allows Mr. Walczak to better address his clients' issues and help them make the best-informed decisions that will affect them and their families for years to come. Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned top rankings and endorsements from his peer along with many testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A dean's list scholar during his undergraduate years, Mr. Walczak graduated from Calumet College of Saint Joseph with high distinction in 2012 with a degree in public safety management. He then attended The John Marshall Law School, where he was again a member of the dean's list, and he received several academic scholarships.

The Illinois State Bar Association admitted him to practice in 2017, and he worked for the Honorable John W. Darrah of the Northern District of Illinois as well as with a plaintiff’s personal injury law firm before establishing his own practice.

Mr. Walczak routinely volunteers with Cabrini Green Legal Aid and Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, and he is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Family Law
  • 40%Real Estate: Business
Focus Areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

About Timothy Jerome "TJ" Walczak

First Admitted: 2017, Illinois

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Cabrini Green Legal Aid, 2017
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, 2018 - Present 

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois, 2017 

Educational Background

  • Calumet College of Saint Joseph, Whiting, Indiana, Honors: Dean's List, Honors: With High Distinction, Major: Public Safety Management, 2012
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Office Location for Timothy Jerome "TJ" Walczak

35 E. Wacker Drive
Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-715-8853

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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