Donato Pesce received his Juris Doctorate from the IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2005. After being admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2005 and the Florida Bar in 2006, Donato was hired as an associate attorney at Wakenight & Associates, P.C., and has been practicing divorce and family law with The Divorce and Family Law Offices of Wakenight & Associates, P.C. for the entirety of his legal career.
Donato is a passionate and enthusiastic problem solver who loves the intellectual challenges of family law from the initial consultation to the final agreement or judicial ruling.
Donato takes pride in his ability to communicate with clients. He gives clients one on one attention every step of the way. He thoroughly explains the legal process from the first action to the last. Donato always makes it his goal to specifically tailor an individualized strategy for his clients in order to attain a favorable outcome. This includes considering the calculation of cost-benefit analysis in every case, carefully taking into account his clients' wishes and finances simultaneously. Donato has valuable experience working with clients in every financial situation, including the protection of multi-million dollar estates.
The ultimate intellectual challenge in family law is in the courtroom, which Donato lives for and where he thrives. The three keys to courtroom success are preparation, preparation, and preparation. In every case Donato analyzes the facts and applies the law thoroughly in preparation for presentment to the Court before he ever steps foot from his office. At the Courthouse his constant presence and honest, hard-working approach has earned him a reputation for credibility that serves his clients well.
By devoting his career to divorce and family law Donato has advanced to his current position as Senior Attorney at The Divorce and Family Law Offices of Wakenight & Associates, P.C. He has also completed the advanced training to represent children and is Court approved in DuPage County to serve as a guardian ad litem, child's representative or attorney for the child as the Court may consider appropriate. As an experienced Divorce and Family Law Attorney Donato Pesce handles every type of case from the simple agreement to the most intricate and delicate situations with precision, persistence and care.
Areas of Practice: Dedicated Solely to Divorce and Family Law including but not limited to Divorce, Paternity, Custody, Guardianship, Removal, Child Support, Maintenance, Property Division, Visitation, Parenting Time, Post-Decree Litigation, Grandparents Rights, Etc.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Illinois, 2005
- Florida, 2006
- Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
- J.D. - 2005
- DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
- B.A. - 2000