Joel J. H. Funk

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Elmhurst, IL

Hart David Carson LLP
360 West Butterfield Road, Suite 325
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Phone: 630-395-9496
Fax: 630-395-9451
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate (60%), Estate Planning & Probate (30%), Franchise/Dealership (10%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Hart David Carson, LLP, Joel J. H. Funk focuses his practice on several areas of the law. From the firm's offices in Chicago, Illinois, he provides dedicated representation to individuals and businesses throughout the greater metropolitan area, including Cook, DuPage and Lake counties. Admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts since 2012, Mr. Funk is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and he is a licensed real estate broker as well.

A significant portion of Mr. Funk's practice is devoted to estate planning. In this regard, he regularly prepares and reviews wills, a variety of revocable and irrevocable trusts, financial and health care powers of attorney, and advance medical directives. Mr. Funk tailors every plan to meet each client's particular needs and objectives, often with a goal toward avoiding what can often be a lengthy probate process.

Mr. Funk also has a sizable business law practice. Representing companies in a variety of industries, including health care, hospitality, retail, entertainment and technology, he furnishes advice and counsel on regulatory compliance, contract negotiations, transactions and reorganizations. Mr. Funk has appeared on his business law clients’ behalf in court and before arbitration panels in the event that a dispute arises. His successful track record in all of his endeavors has led to a great deal of recognition from his colleagues, including being named to The National Advocates: Top 40 under 40 and receiving an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Funk majored in political science and music at Valparaiso University and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2002. After obtaining a Master of Business Administration from the Valparaiso University College of Business, he attended the Valparaiso University Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2011.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Business/Corporate
  • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Franchise/Dealership
Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Trusts, Wills


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021

About Joel J. H. Funk

Admitted: 2012, Illinois

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Downers Grove Chamber of Commerce
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • Member of the Illinois State Bar Association, 2012
  • Member of Wealth Counsel, 2015
  • Member of the DuPage County Bar Association, 2012

Educational Background

  • Received my Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 2010 from Valparaiso University. I completed the JD/MBA joint degree program in 4 years., 2010
  • B.A., Valparaiso University, Political Science & Music

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Licensed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of illinois., 2015
  • Licensed in the United States Tax Court., 2015


  • An elite group of the top attorneys from the State of Illinois into the National Advocates Top 40 Under 40. Attorneys are invited into this organization after an evaluation of their qualifications based on performance as a Wills, Trust and Estate Law attorney., Top 40 Under 40 - Wills, Trusts and Estate Law, The National Advocates Top 40 Under 40, 2016
  • Super Lawyer’s Rising Stars

Industry Groups

  • Aerospace
  • Entertainment
  • Food And Beverage
  • Medical
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Software Development
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Office Location for Joel J. H. Funk

360 West Butterfield Road
Suite 325
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Phone: 630-395-9496

Fax: 630-395-9451

Last Updated: 9/22/2020

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