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Joseph A. LaPlaca

Associate Attorney

Joe LaPlaca


Tel: (312) 368-0100
Fax: (312) 368-0111

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Joe is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on commercial litigation and business disputes. He protects Levin Ginsburg’s clients, both businesses and individuals, with legal foresight and practical problem-solving solutions. Prior to becoming an associate attorney, Joe gained valuable experience in a wide variety of commercial practice areas, including litigation and corporate, as a law clerk at Levin Ginsburg. Joe has litigated a broad range of commercial matters including contract disputes, landlord-tenant claims, business torts, non-compete and non-solicitation disputes, and misappropriation of confidential information cases. Additionally, Joe has extensive experience in negotiating licenses and contracts with government entities. During law school, Joe served as a legal writing assistant and competed and placed nationally on several Moot Court, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Arbitration teams. Joe was also a member of the Moot Court Honors Council and, just before joining Levin Ginsburg, externed for the Honorable Judge Melissa A. Durkin of the Circuit Court of Cook County.


Joe is a graduate of the UIC John Marshall Law School, practicing all facets of commercial law.

Courts and Bar Admissions


United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Memberships and Activities

Currently, Joe is a board member of the Face the Future Foundation, a member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers and a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.


Joe obtained his undergraduate degree from Denison University with a Bachelor of Arts in History. While there Joe walked on and was eventually named Captain of the Denison University Baseball team. He is also a Chicago Marathon finisher.

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