Small Business Disputes/Litigation

This category involves disputes with or between small businesses. Small businesses often have similar types of issues as larger corporations, yet are focused on a much smaller budget and scope.

JEP lawyers working on Small Business Disputes provide services that may include:

  • Business litigation
  • Contesting non-disclosure or non-compete agreements
  • Business dissolution
  • Partnership disputes
  • India Rios

    Attorney at Law, Seven Eleven Law Group

    Serves in Cook, Will, and Lake counties

    India Rios is the principal attorney of the Seven Eleven Law Group. India is committed to helping entertainers, entrepreneurs, and creatives secure a strong legal foundation for their business while building generational wealth and a timeless legacy. India’s practice is centered around business formation, reorganization, and brand protection. India offers a wide variety of trademark registration, opposition, and litigation services.

    One thing that separates India from every attorney you know is her relentless work ethic and her commitment to providing exceptional service to her clients at affordable rates. As a veteran, the United States Navy laid the foundation for India’s work ethic and her meticulous attention to detail. Competent legal representation is hard to find and law firms with exceptional service standards are practically obsolete. The 711 Law Group is dedicated to finding solutions to your legal problems. This firm charges a $250 one-hour consultation fee or a 20-minute potential client discovery call for $50. Feel free to schedule a discovery call here.

  • Adella Deacon

    Sable Law Group, LLC

    Serves in Cook County

    Adella Deacon is an alumni member of the JEP and a partner at the Sable Law Group, LLC. Adella is a forward-thinking, energetic attorney. Adella practices in the areas of small business, real estate, estate planning, and general civil litigation. She has an extensive, interdisciplinary-focused educational background having earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and her Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. She is a board member of Integra Rehab Solutions and the Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center. She takes a hands-on approach and is committed to providing her clients with the knowledge to make informed decisions regarding their legal needs. An empathetic advocate for equity and justice, she will find innovative solutions for your legal problems.

    Adella can be reached at 414-301-2050 or at This firm does not charge a consultation fee unless asked to review documents.

  • Jay Kumar

    Jay Kumar Law
    Serves in Cook County

    Jay Kumar operates a social justice oriented litigation practice where he represents every-day people fighting big corporations. His clients have typically been discriminated against, have had their privacy invaded, or have had their homes or communities damaged by pollution. Although Jay’s clients know how much they will be charged in advance, he prefers to collect fees from opponents whenever possible.  During his time at the University of Chicago Law School, he gained substantial experience in civil rights ranging from helping the ACLU stop unconstitutional practices in Florida to fighting police misconduct in Los Angeles. The firm offers free consultations for consumer protection, personal injury, housing security deposit, and civil rights cases.

    The firm offers free consultations for consumer protection, personal injury, housing security deposit, and civil rights cases. The firm charges a consultation fee of up to $200 for all other types of cases. Jay can be reached at 312-767-7903 and

  • Terra Gross

    Attuned Legal, LLC

    Serves in Cook County

    Terra Gross (she/they) helps people solve their own Illinois microbusiness, property, and rental issues through scheduled advice sessions and limited-scope representation. They provide set-fee phone and video consultation sessions, legal drafting, and legal editing. For select matters, she also agrees to provide limited-scope representation in the Circuit Court of Cook County’s First Municipal District (Daley Center), Second Municipal District (Skokie Courthouse), Chancery Division (Daley Center), and Law Division (Daley Center).

    Terra has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 2013. Before starting Attuned Legal, LLC, they practiced at national and boutique Chicago law firms and as a state government attorney in central Illinois. She also served as a law clerk in the Chancery Division of Cook County Circuit Court and, during law school, in Champaign County Circuit Court. Consultations must be scheduled online ( and the fee for up to one hour of strategic problem-solving is $300.

  • Agostino Filippone

    Filippone Law, LLC

    Serves in Cook and DuPage Counties

    Augie Filippone started Chokshi-Filippone Law, LLC so that he could provide the focused, experienced, and dedicated counseling his clients deserve. His practice area includes business, consumer, and injury law. Augie received a Bachelor of Arts from Knox College, Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business, and a Master of Science in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas School of Engineering. During law school, he was News Editor for the Consumer Law Review and was a member of its Executive Board. Augie is licensed to practice law in Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Augie is a strong supporter of community service and a proud member of several Chicagoland area programs, including Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, CARPLS, and Junior Achievement. He is also a Commissioner with the Village of Mount Prospect, serving on the Planning and Zoning Board.

    Augie can be reached via email at or by phone at (847) 346-5565. This firm does not charge a consultation fee.

  • Stephanie A. Garces Donat

    Garces Law, LLC

    Serves in Cook, Lake, Will, and DuPage Counties

    Stephanie is a bilingual attorney who founded Garces Law, LLC to zealously advocate for her clients when they need it most. She concentrates on commercial and residential real estate law. Stephanie also handles civil litigation matters including contract disputes, car accidents, negligence cases, and more in Cook County and the surrounding suburbs. Stephanie obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the DePaul University College of Law. Stephanie is an active member of the community serving as a volunteer attorney at the National Immigration Justice Center, CARPLS, and Erie Neighborhood House. Always professional and never pretentious, Garces Law is here to resolve your legal needs.

    Contact us today at 773-373-9592 or This firm does not charge a consultation fee.

  • Darren Perconte

    Perconte Law

    Serves in Cook County

    Darren Perconte is an alumni member of the JEP. Darren provides affordable and tailored legal services to business owners, professionals, and creatives. His practice areas include business transactions, business litigation and dispute resolution, employment law, administrative and professional hearings, copyright and trademark, estate planning, and real estate. Darren draws upon his legal and business experience to pursue specific, client-focused solutions to legal issues. For more complex or specialized matters, he utilizes a wide network of attorneys and other professionals to meet the unique needs of each client. Darren understands that every client faces a different situation, so he offers a range of payment plans and representation options, including limited scope, unbundled services, and coaching. Darren earned his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School and his B.A. from Boston College.

    Darren can be reached at (773)242-9909 or This firm charges a $150 consultation fee.