(630) 246-7277

UMBERTO S. DAVI

The Law Offices of Umberto S. Davi, PC

Principal and Founding Attorney
Established 19841105 Burlington Ave. | Western Springs, IL 60558

Phone: 708-246-7277 | Fax: 708-246-3781 | Email: umberto@davilegal.com


umberto s daviUmberto Davi is the Principal and Founding Attorney of the Law Offices of Umberto S. Davi, PC. Prior to establishing the law firm, Mr. Davi was an Associate Attorney with the Law Firm of DiNatale and Montemurro in Chicago, Illinois, where he practiced in the areas of criminal law and civil litigation.

Mr. Davi is a former Cook County Probation Officer. While he was a Probation Officer and just prior to becoming an attorney, was assigned to the notable and highly respected late Cook County Judge Louis B. Garippo’s Courtroom. In this courtroom, Mr. Davi experienced the proceedings of one of the highest profile Chicago criminal cases, where John Wayne Gacy was found guilty of 33 murders and sentenced to death.

Mr. Davi changed his focus from criminal law to general practice and family law when he opened his law practice in Western Springs in 1984. Since then he has never looked back. The success of his family law and general law practice comes from his genuine compassion for people and a strong desire to help people with difficult and challenging law situations. Mr. Davi’s clients may be at their lowest point in life when he first meets them. The opportunity and the ability to help his clients resolve their issues and assist in their lives moving forward in a positive direction is what strengthens Mr. Davi’s commitment to his profession. He and his staff treat each client with the respect and dignity they deserve. Mr. Davi takes pride in having the opportunity to assist with improving the quality he future lives of of life for so many individuals, families, and especially the future lives of children.

super lawyers & avvoMr. Davi has extensive experience in every aspect of family law. He has represented high-asset clients and has successfully litigated numerous family law cases over the years. He is often appointed by various judges as a child representative, Guardian ad Litem (GAL), for children who need a voice and are in the middle of contentious divorce matters. Mr. Davi is a certified Collaborative Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. His experience spans every practice area, including: divorce, child support, child custody, mediation, post decree divorce, prenuptial/postnuptial agreements, division of property, business valuations, orders of protection, real estate, wills, trusts, probate, estate planning, contract negotiation/preparation, and more.

Mr. Davi practices in Chicago and also in DuPage, Cook, Will, Kane, Kendall, and other surrounding countries. His main office is in Western Springs and he also has an office in Wheaton. Mr. Davi is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and was admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar in 2015.

Mr. Davi received his Juris Doctorate degree from the John Marshall Law School in 1982. He graduated with Distinction and in the upper 10% of his class. He was admitted into the Order of John Marshall and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Mr. Davi was the President of the John Marshall Law School Alumni Board of Directors and has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors since his Presidency. Mr. Davi has served multiple terms on The John Marshall Law School Board of Trustees and is currently an Emeritus Trustee. Mr. Davi was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in 1997 and the Spirit Award in 2016 by The John Marshall Law School.

Mr. Davi received his B.A. in Psychology and Law Enforcement from Western Illinois University where he graduated Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society on the Dean’s List with High Honors.

Umberto S. Davi was the 2015-16 President of the Illinois State Bar Association. He is proud to be the first immigrant to fill the presidential position. Mr. Davi has been named one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Illinois every year since 2012 and he has the highest AVVO rating of 10.0 as a Top Family Law Attorney. Mr. Davi has been honored frequently within and outside the legal community.

Mr. Davi’s participation in the legal community and she community at large has included the following:

  • President, Illinois State Bar Association (2015 – 2016)
  • Illinois Delegate, American Bar Association (2013 – 2016)
  • President, Village of Willowbrook Police Pension Board (1999 – Present)
  • President, The John Marshall Law School Board of Directors (2005 – 2006)
  • President, Cook County Justinian Society of Lawyers (1995 – 1996)
  • President’s Advisory Board, Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (1997 – Present)
  • Second Vice President, Illinois State Bar Association Mutual Insurance Company (2016 – Present)
  • Board of Governors, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Alumni Association of the John Marshall Law School (1998 – Present)
  • Board of Trustees, The John Marshall Law School (2007 – 2012)
  • Board Member, Illinois State Bar Association Mutual Insurance Company
  • Board of Governors, The West Suburban Bar Association
  • Trustee, Emeritus, The John Marshall Law School (2013 – Present)
  • Chair, Past Member and Panel Chair, Cook County Arbitration Program
  • Trustee, The Village of Willowbrook (2011 – Present)
  • Chair, Agenda Committee, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chair, Scope and Correlations Committee, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chair, Standing Committee on Legislation, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chair, Bar Elections Committee, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chair of the Finance Committee, The Village of Willowbrook (2011 – Present)
  • Chair of the Fellows – Illinois Bar Foundation (2004 – 2006)
  • Chair, Family Law Committee, DuPage County Bar Association (2005 – 2006)
  • Chair, Real Estate Committee, DuPage County Bar Association (2003 – 2004)
  • Chair, Custody Evaluations Rules Revisions Committee, DuPage County Bar Association
  • Panel Member, Expedited Matrimonial Fees Arbitration Program, DuPage County Bar Assn
  • Co-Chair, Scholarship Committee, The John Marshall Law School
  • Past Chair and Member, Cook County Bar Association
  • Past Secretary, Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council
  • Past Treasurer, Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council
  • Program Sponsor, The John Marshall School Mentor/Internship Program
  • CLE Presenter for Illinois State Bar Association of SuPage County Bar Association
  • Program Presenter/Participant, ISBA Moot Court Competition, University of Illinois Law School, Champaign IL (2016, 2017)
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Elkhart Lake Wisconsin Condominium Association, Committee Member/Legal Advisor
  • The Boy Scouts of America, Proud Father of an Eagle Scout (2009)

EDUCATION

The John Marshall Law School | Chicago, IL
J.D., 1982
Graduated with Distinction, Upper 10%
Admitted to the Order of John Marshall
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

Western Illinois University | Macomb, IL
B.S., 1976
Majors: Psychology & Law Enforcement
Dean’s List with High Honors
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court Illinois, 1982
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, 2015

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Illinois Super Lawyer (2012 – 2017)
  • Illinois State Bar Association Leadership Award (2016)
  • Illinois Bar Foundation Board of Governors Service Appreciation Award (2016)
  • Outstanding Leadership Award presented by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (2016)
  • Spirit Award presented by The John Marshall Law School (2016)
  • Justice Gerald Sbaboro Award for Outstanding Leadership and Mentoring in the Legal Profession (2013) presented by the Cook County Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • AVVO Rated 10 as Top Family Law Attorney
  • Outstanding Community Service Award presented by the Illinois Midwest Municipal Conference Organization (2015)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association, current member serving on the Commission on Youth at Risk Advisory Committee and ABA Communications Committee; Illinois Delegard (2013 – 2016)
  • Cook County Arbitration Program, Past Member and Panel Chair
  • Cook County Justinian Society of Lawyers, Member since 1984, President (1995 – 1996); Scholarship Committee Co-Chair; 2013 Recipient of the Justice Gerald Sbaboro Award for Outstanding Leadership and Mentoring in the Legal Profession
  • DuPage County Bar Association Sustaining Member since 1982, Chair, Family Law Committee (2005 – 2006); Chair, Real Estate Committee (2003 – 2004); Chair, Custody Evaluations Rules Revisions Committee; Panel Member of the Expedited Matrimonial Fees Arbitration Program; CLE Presenter
  • DuPage County Justinian Society of Lawyers, Member and Recipient of Justice Anthony M. Peccarelli Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication as a Trial Lawyer
  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Immediate past President (2015 – 2016), Board of Governors, Assembly member, past Secretary and Treasurer, Chair of numerous committees, CLE Presenter
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, Gold Fellow and Past Chair of the Fellows (2004 – 2006), Gala Program Committee (2002)
  • Illinois State Bar Association Mutual Insurance Company, Second Vice President and Board of Directors Member
  • Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA), Life Member, Presidents Advisory Board and Human Relations Committee
  • Sicilian American Cultural Association (SACA), Founding Member
  • The John Marshall Law School, Alumni Board of Directors President (2005 – 2006); Board of Trustes (2007 – Present)
  • Village of Willowbrook Police Pension Board, President (1999 – Present)
  • Village of Willowbrook, Trustee (2011 – Present); Chair of the Finance Committee
  • West Suburban Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Western Springs Business Association, Member
  • Western Illinois University Alumni Association
  • , Member
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, (2015 – Present)

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

Associate Attorney
The Law Firm of DiNatale and Montemurro
Probation Officer
Cook County Probation Department

LANGUAGES

English (Primary)
Italian (Fluent)

Umberto Davi
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Umberto S. Davi, PC
1105 Burlington Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
T: (708) 246-7277
F: (708) 246-3781
umberto@davilegal.com

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