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About One Of The Largest Suburban Law Firms Based In The Chicago Area

Huck Bouma consists of 60-plus attorneys and over 50 support staff, making it one of the largest firms in the DuPage-Kane County area. See biographical sketches of the firm’s lawyers for insights on the strengths of the overall legal team.

Through its multiple practice teams, the firm offers legal services in the areas of banking and finance, business law services, employment law, general litigation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate law, trusts and estates, elder law, special needs planning and guardianships.

About The Firm’s History

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Founded in the fall of 1980 by Ralph R. Bouma Jr., and John P. Martin in Wheaton, Illinois, Huck Bouma began as a practice that concentrated principally in the areas of employee benefits, estate and tax planning, and real estate. As the firm grew through the addition of more attorneys and staff, it moved to larger offices in Glen Ellyn in 1984. James M. Huck Jr., joined the firm as a transactional partner in 1988.

In the 1990s the firm moved back to Wheaton and grew with the addition of established DuPage County attorneys such as Robert E. Jones and George Bradshaw.

Since the early 2000s, the firm has been managed by a team of shareholders/partners, some of whom added their practices from prior downtown Chicago and west suburban firms. Currently, the five shareholder-partners are Brett M. Dale, David D. O’Sullivan, William J. Strons, Russell A. Adkins and Aaron E. Ruswick.

In 2023, Huck Bouma added a Franchise Law Practice Area. Attorneys Doris Adkins Carter and Christine K. Tani head the firm’s Franchise Law Practice Group, which is part of the Business Services Practice Group. Together with attorney Alissa Carter Verson, they represent the Franchise Law Practice Group, offering a full array of franchise law services with more than 30 years of experience in franchising.

Huck Bouma Has Your Back

The firm has earned a reputation as the most well-equipped and prestigious in Chicago’s western suburbs, providing cost-effective and high-quality comprehensive legal services to closely held companies, fiduciaries, beneficiaries of estates and trusts, and other mostly high-asset individuals.

Clients can expect to receive compassionate, professional services from approachable, honest and respected practitioners. To schedule an initial consultation, call 630-221-1755 or complete an online inquiry form.