A Warm Welcome!

JKM Law is pleased to welcome new associate attorney, Alicia Ayala! Alicia brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the real estate industry to JKM Law and we are excited for Alicia to join our firm. Alicia will be practicing real estate law and handling estate planning matters in her new position at JKM Law. We look forward to many years of working together to help our community with all of their legal needs!

We’ve Been Featured by Voyage Chicago

We’re excited to have been featured on Voyage Chicago! This opportunity was made possible by a client recommending us to them. To the client that was so pleased with our services they went the extra mile, we extend a special thank you!


Today we’d like to introduce you to Judy Maldonado.

Judy, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was a partner of a firm in Lincoln Park, but I was commuting to work every day from Gurnee. I finally decided to take a chance and hang my own shingle. I opened the doors to my Gurnee office on January 1, 2012. I was a solo practitioner at the time and didn’t even have an assistant. Since then, I have hired several paralegals and an associate attorney. I have expanded into a larger office and my practice has grown exponentially.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It’s always scary to step out into unknown territory with no safety net. Hiring new people can also be a challenge, but I have been blessed with each member of my staff. They are competent, hardworking, dedicated team players who genuinely care about each of our clients. The journey has not always been easy, but I’m thankful to have a great team to journey with.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
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