ATTORNEYS

Slaven Ilic

Sameen Zia

Gregory Gancarczyk



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Slaven Ilic

Attorney

Slaven Ilic is a founding shareholder of Zia Ilic Ltd. During his career, Mr. Ilic represented clients in all stages of litigation across diverse areas of law. As a tremendously creative and indefatigable lawyer, Mr. Ilic is known for his straightforward approach to legal issues and client service: clear and direct communications, creative and practical solutions, and timely and efficient actions.

In 2012, Illinois Super Lawyers magazine named Mr. Ilic to its Rising Stars list. Recipients of this award have practiced law for less than 10 years or are 40 years old or younger and have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Mr. Ilic focuses his practice on litigation matters involving and revolving personal injury, real estate, and professional malpractice; as well as transactional matters involving business formation, contracts, and estate planning.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Association of Realtors
  • Arbitrator, Circuit Court of Cook County

Admission: Illinois (2005)

Education:

  • The John Marshall Law School (J.D. 2005)
  • DePaul University (B.A. 2002)

Languages: Serbian

Contact: slaven@ziailic.com

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Sameen Zia

Attorney

Sameen Zia is a founding member of Zia Ilic Ltd and has been in practice for over eight years.  Ms. Zia is focused on serving her clients and representing their rights. Ms. Zia focuses her practice on exclusively on family law including divorces, child custody, child support, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and orders of protection. Ms. Zia has the ability to communicate charismatically, clearly, and persuasively. She is dedicated to successfully resolving her clients’ legal issues in an efficient and cost-effective matter and is a zealous advocate for her clients. Ms. Zia is also a certified mediator.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • Co-Director of Indo-American “Cyriac Kappil” Pro Bono Legal Clinic
  • Volunteer Attorney, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

Admission: Illinois (2010)

Education:

  • New England Law Boston (J.D. 2010)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A. 2007)

Languages: Intermediate Urdu

Contact: sameen@ziailic.com

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Gregory Gancarczyk

Of Counsel Attorney

Since 2007, Gregory Gancarczyk has exclusively engaged in the area of family law, with 100% of his practice devoted to complex matters involving property distribution, income, child custody and support matters, maintenance, and discovery of assets.

Mr. Gancarczyk represents individuals from all walks of life, including, homemakers, teachers, physicians, business executives, and small business owners. Mr. Gancarczyk is fluent in Polish and is proud to serve and counsel the Polish-American community of Chicago in all aspects of family law.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Advocates Society
  • Amicus Poloniae Legal Clinic
  • Polish-American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago

Admission: Illinois (2006)

Education:

  • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, International Law Honors Study Abroad
  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, Juris Doctor
  • Certified Mediator accredited by Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR)

Honors:

  • Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as an “Illinois Rising Star” for 2013-2017 (top lawyers in the State of Illinois under the age of 40 voted by fellow attorneys)
  • 10 Best Attorneys – American Institute of Family Law Attorney for 2018
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 under 40 – National Academy of Family Law Attorneys for 2017

Languages: Polish

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