847-577-2227 | 312-777-3773

James S. Nowak

Residential Real Estate

James S. Nowak

Real Estate Attorney


847-577-2227 ext. 235 | 312-777-3773 ext. 235

James (Jim) grew up in southwest suburban Oak Lawn and attended Harold L. Richards High School. He received his B.A. at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Jim then returned to Chicago for law school where he attended The UIC John Marshall Law School. Jim lives in Brookfield with his wife Lauren, their son, Charlie, and dog, Judge.


B.A. in Politics from Cornell College in 2013

J.D. with a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from The UIC John Marshall Law School in 2016


Jim practices primarily in the field of real estate and handling residential real estate transactions. Jim is also experienced in corporate law and bankruptcy law, all of which inform his real estate practice. Prior to joining DKMO, Jim practiced in these areas at a small law firm in Chicago.

Leadership & Honors

CALI Award for Highest Grade, Bankruptcy Law

Graduated Magna Cum Laude from The UIC John Marshall Law School


Chicago Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International

Fun Fact

Jim is an avid bowler and competes in tournaments across the US. Most recently, he competed in the USBC Open Championships in Las Vegas.

Fun Sport