Frank Venis, Partner

Frank Venis is a native of New York City and a former naval officer.  After serving on a Destroyer and a Minesweeper, he first moved to the Chicago area when assigned to Naval Station Great Lakes from 2001 to 2003.  After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law, he returned to Chicago to practice law.  He worked for a tox tort defense firm and now concentrates his practice in bankruptcy, civil litigation, education law and criminal defense.  


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  • University of Illinois College of Law, Cum Laude, 2009
  • University of Delaware, Bachelor of Arts in History, Cum Laude, 1995 


  • Illinois (2009)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of  Illinois (2010)


  • Two Navy Commendation Medals for Meritorious Service
  • CALI award for highest grade in bailouts seminar 


  • American Legion
  • Illinois State Bar Assocation (Currently the chair of the Small Law Firm and Solo and Small Firm council) 
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
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