With more than a half-century of professional legal experience, Donald Veverka has excelled as a state and private practice attorney throughout his career.
CHICAGO, IL, December 14, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to honor Donald Veverka as a Top Lawyer. An accomplished listee, Mr. Veverka celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than a half-century of professional legal experience, Donald Veverka has excelled as a state and private practice attorney throughout his career. He is a highly experienced and well-respected attorney who has lent his expertise to a number of different organizations. Most recently, he opened his own solo private practice, after being a partner at several law firms over the years. He had also served as Special Assistant Attorney General, among other roles, for the Illinois Attorney General Office.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1935 to parents John Edward Veverka and Irene Cecelia (Wasil) Veverka, he developed an interest in pursuing law as a career as a young man. He began his education at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science. He continued his education at DePaul University, completing a Juris Doctor in 1963. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois thereafter, and is also admitted to practice by the U.S. Supreme Court Bar and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He has argued many cases before the Illinois Supreme Court, and has argued in every Appellate Court in Illinois.
After completing his law degree, Mr. Veverka joined the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, working as an Assistant State's Attorney in the Civil Appeals Section from 1963 to 1967. He then spent a year in the Appeals Section of the Illinois Attorney General Office, and later spent two years there as a Special Assistant Attorney General. In 1968, he began his career in private practice, beginning as in-house counsel for Kenilworth Insurance Co. Consequently, in 1969, he became a partner at Bradshaw, Speranza, Veverka & Brumlik. He later transitioned to a partnership at Speranza & Veverka (1974-1990), and then at Veverka Rosen & Haugh (1990-2017), before opening his solo practice in 2017.
Outside of his work as a distinguished practicing attorney, he has served in a number of leadership positions in various agencies and organizations. He formerly served as Chairman of the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions, and served as a member of the committee for over 20 years. He also served as a member of the Illinois Bar Association Young Lawyers Association counseling law students. He has contributed a number of articles and papers to professional journals, and published a book titled "How to Buy or Sell Your Home Without a Lawyer."
Mr. Veverka has also made community and civic service a priority throughout his life. From 1967 to 1969, he served in the United States Army as a 1st Lieutenant and he later served as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the West Suburban YMCA for 35 years, also serving as chairman. He has also served as president and an officer of the LaGrange Community Memorial Hospital Associate Board. He served as a Village Trustee for 15 years, and has been Chairman of the LaGrange Park Police Board for more than 10 years. For thirty three years he has sold Christmas trees with the YMen, the proceeds of which are donated to some 20 charities. He has been listed in Who's Who in American Law since 1983 and has also been listed in Who's Who in Society, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who of Executives and Professionals, and in Men of Achievement. In 1998 the State of Illinois Senate passed Resolution 994, which commended him and his wife Mary for their commitment to community service. In 2005, he was named Man of the Year by the American Biographical Institute.
Mr. Veverka's considers his two greatest achievements to be, one, arguing two cases before the United States Supreme Court, and two, raising thousands of dollars over the past 35 years which have gone to many charities in the area. In the coming years, he hopes to continue supporting and donating his time to charitable causes and organizations.
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