Zukowski Law Office
Zukowski Law Office

The Zukowski Law Office Legal Team

We stand for expertise and years of experience in a wide variety of legal disciplines. Read our profiles below to get to know us better.

Walter J. Zukowski

Attorney - Partner


Walter J. Zukowski founded Zukowski Law Offices in 1988, after six years as an attorney with a local firm. Prior to that he was a law clerk to Justice Howard C. Ryan of the Illinois Supreme Court.


Mr. Zukowski is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, and before the United States District Court for the 7th Circuit.

During the course of his career, Mr. Zukowski has litigated cases in state and federal courts. He has represented management in numerous types of actions.

Mr. Zukowski is a summa cum laude graduate from the University of Illinois - at Springfield, with a BA in Economics. He has a Juris Doctorate and Masters Degree in Business Administration, with honors, from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Zukowski has done post-graduate work at the London School of Economics. He has also done post-graduate work in Financial Planning.


Mr. Zukowski is the current Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Section Council on Education Law. Also, he was the first Chair of the Illinois Community College Attorneys Association. He lectures regularly, and has had several articles published, in this area.

Mr. Zukowski is a past Chairman of the Illinois State Bar Association Section Council on Trusts and Estates. He was responsible for coordinating continuing education programs for Illinois attorneys in this area. He is a frequent lecturer, and has had several articles published in this area.

Mr. Zukowski is listed in "Who's Who In American Law". Mr. Zukowski is a current member of the University of Notre Dame Graduate Business Alumni Board.


Mr. Zukowski is a past Board Member of the Illinois Valley Area Chambers of Commerce, Vice Chairman of the LaSalle County Metropolitan Exposition authority, and Campaign Chairman of the United Way of the Illinois Valley.

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James S. Peters

Attorney - Partner


James S. Peters has been an attorney with Zukowski Law Offices since June of 1994, and a Partner since January 2005. Jim's primary areas of legal practice include estate planning and administration, corporate representation, public taxing body representation, and intellectual property law.


Jim earned his law degree from DePaul University in 1992. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1989. Jim is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the LaSalle County Bar Association. Jim is the past chairman of the Buisness Advice and Finanical Planning Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association, and currently serves as the Council's news letter editior. Jim also serves on the Board of Directors of several local civic organizations.

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Contact Us

Zukowski Law Office

817 Peoria St

PO Box 484

Peru, IL 61354


Phone: 815-223-3434

Fax: 815-223-3489

Email: walt@zukowskilaw.com


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Office Hours

We can be reached during the following hours:

Monday - Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm


After hours appointments available per request

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