“I chose to become a lawyer because I love being a part of something bigger — the system that governs how we all live. I’ve focused on family law because it gives me the chance to connect with people in a meaningful way, helping them navigate the legal system to solve problems.”
An experienced litigator, David J. Zwaska offers his family law clients the legal insight and practical guidance they need to protect their interests as they move through difficult times. While practicing all areas of family law, including divorce, allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, maintenance, parenting time, domestic violence, paternity and post-decree matters, David provides expertise in advocating for clients throughout the Chicagoland area.
The specialized knowledge David offers derives from his experience researching and writing a brief to the Illinois Supreme Court in a 2014 case involving whether a custodial parent could be ordered to pay child support and drafting five briefs to the Illinois Appellate Court on other family law issues.
During law school, David clerked for Cook County Circuit Court Judge Raul Vega in the Domestic Relations Division, where he researched family law matters and drafted orders for pro se litigants. While completing a summer internship at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, David handled divorce, adoption and guardian ad litem cases, and Illinois Legal Aid Online, where he created online civil procedure forms and webcasts to help pro se litigants understand appellate court procedure.
For his avid dedication to community service, David won the Senior Service Award for Distinguished Service to DePaul University College of Law and the Chancellor’s Award for Service for completing over 100 hours of pro bono service during law school. Beyond David’s years at law school, he continues this service on the DePaul Family Law Center Advisory Board and the DePaul Law Alumni Engagement Board.
Memberships and Honors
David is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois.
He has been honored with numerous awards for his pro-bono legal and advocacy work, including:
Senior Service Award for Distinguished Service
Chancellor’s Award for Service