James A. Slowikowski Is a Leading Lawyer in Illinois

James A. SlowikowskiJames A. Slowikowski received his Juris Doctorate degree from DePaul University of College of Law in June 1987 after having received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from DePaul University in June 1984. Prior to joining Dickler, Kahn, Slowikowski & Zavell, Ltd., Mr. Slowikowski practiced with the Chicago firm of Margolin & Aronson where his primary responsibility was in the areas of real estate, corporate, construction, and commercial litigation.

Mr. Slowikowski joined Marshall N. Dickler, Ltd. in May 1991. Mr. Slowikowski, now a partner of the firm, continues to practice in the area of litigation and condominium and homeowner association law. Mr. Slowikowski was the lead counsel in a condominium association’s lawsuit against a developer that resulted in a settlement of $2.3 million, which was named in Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s October 2005 settlement survey as being one of the largest reported settlements in a non-personal injury case in Illinois. He continues to oversee and litigate homeowner association rules; covenants violation cases; pursue commercial, collection, and corporate litigation cases; Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Slowikowski often presents seminars and programs for the Community Association Institute of Illinois (CAI).  Mr. Slowikowski also represents For-Profit and Not-For-Profit entities in all aspects; he also does significant litigation involving commercial, business and property disputes.

Mr. Slowikowski is a member of the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, and Northwest Suburban Bar Association.

Honors & Awards

Selected by peers as Leading Lawyer

Year Joined Firm


Areas of Practice

Counseling Condominium and Community Associations
Litigation on behalf of Condominium and Homeowners’ Associations
Condominium and Homeowner Association Law
Evictions, Foreclosures, and Bankruptcy Activities
Covenants Violation Cases
Commercial, Collection, and Corporate Litigation
For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Corporations

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1988
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois


DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
Juris Doctorate – June, 1987
De Paul University, Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts – 1984
Major: Political Science

Representative Clients

Condominium, Townhome, and Homeowner Associations throughout Illinois
Businesses, Partnerships, and Corporations

Professional Associations and Memberships

Chicago Bar Association, Member
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
DuPage County Bar Association
Northwest Suburban Bar Association
Selected by Peers as a Leading Lawyer

Past Employment Positions

Margolin & Aronson