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March 4, 2013

DiMonte & Lizak is proud to announce that Julia Jensen Smolka has been promoted to partner. As a commercial and bankruptcy litigation attorney, she defends preference actions, prepares Julia Jensen Smolkaconsumer and commercial bankruptcy petitions. Julia advocates creditors’ rights in bankruptcies as well as prosecuting and defending breach of contract suits. She has extensive litigation and collection experience and considerable experience in perfecting, prosecuting and defending mechanic liens and construction litigation claims.

“Julia is an accomplished lawyer, capable of vigorously representing her clients without losing sight of their overall business objectives. We are delighted to welcome her to the partnership and look forward to her future,” said David T. Arena, partner at DiMonte & Lizak, LLC.

Julia received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Julia is also an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Harwood-Heights Norridge Chamber of Commerce, the Senior Assistance Center and is active in the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce.