Our Attorneys

Roger Zamparo Jr. Attorney

Roger Zamparo, Jr.

Roger received a B.A. from Ohio University and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School (where he is currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees). In his 35-year litigation practice, he has represented individuals and corporations in both state and federal courts. He has concentrated on several areas, including consumer law and legal malpractice. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the National Association of Consumer Advocates (he is currently the Illinois co-chair for NACA) and the Justinian Society of Lawyers. He has also served as an arbitrator for the Mandatory Arbitration Program of Cook and Lake Counties. Roger has been active with several legal organizations, as well as those assisting the under served, including the Willow Creek Church Legal Aid Ministry, the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Five Hospital Homebound Elderly Program and the Committee to Abolish Incivility. Roger is currently licensed in Illinois, the Northern District of Illinois (as a member of the Trial Bar), and the United States Supreme Court.

Stephanie Tatar, Esq.

Ms. Tatar has been a consumer advocate since graduating cum laude from DePaul University, College of Law. Prior to founding The Tatar Law Firm in California and joining the Zamparo Law Group, P.C. in Illinois , Ms. Tatar gained extensive litigation and appellate experience with firms in Chicago and Los Angeles. During her career, she has successfully fought debt collectors, credit reporting agencies, creditors, manufacturers and car dealers, achieving success at every level. Notable verdicts include a $430,000 jury verdict in the Central District of California against a major financial intuition for violating credit reporting laws.

Ms. Tatar is also admitted to practice in various federal courts, including the Northern District of California, Central District of California. Eastern District of California, Southern District of California; and the Northern District of Illinois.

Ms. Tatar is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

She is also an avid runner and an ultra-marathoner, racing on behalf of several charitable organizations, including the Alzheimer’s Association, ASPCA, Center for Assault Treatment Services, WeSpark Cancer Support Center, Alex’s Lemonade Stand and the March of Dimes.

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Steven J. Uhrich

After graduating from the John Marshall Law School cum laude, Steven was awarded a three-year Equal Justice Works Illinois Foreclosure Fellowship with the Chicago Legal Clinic, where he assisted indigent families by defending foreclosures and bringing novel affirmative claims against mortgage servicing companies for unfair business practices. Steven also litigates claims involving consumer fraud, unfair debt collection, fair credit reporting and bankruptcy. He is an active member of the American Constitution Society, the Illinois Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. He volunteers regularly with the Chicago Legal Clinic and other civil legal service providers in the Chicagoland area.

Eliot Abarbanel

Eliot Abarbanel

Eliot has spent most of his legal career representing low income clients in civil legal matters. As managing attorney of the Wheaton office of Prairie State Legal Services since 1989, he has been engaged in client representation and litigation in a wide variety of areas, including public benefits (e.g. social security disability, SSI, unemployment, TANF, AABD, food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, general assistance), evictions, foreclosures, domestic relations, nursing home discharges, education law, disability rights, advanced directives, wills, as well as consumer law. In the area of consumer law, he has counseled numerous clients on credit issues, as well as engaged in litigation involving consumer fraud, collection defense, ERISA, utilities, and auto repossessions. During his tenure at Prairie State, he supervised and mentored numerous attorneys. He has given legal presentations and written articles for the ISBA and the DCBA as well as other publications.

Eliot holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Chicago and a law degree from Ohio State University. He is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, the federal Northern District of Illinois (as a member of the trial bar), and the federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association and the ISBA, and serves as an arbitrator in Cook and DuPage counties.

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Arthur C. Czaja

After graduating DePaul University College of Law magna cum laude, Arthur started his own solo practice on the Northwest side of Chicago focusing on real estate transactions, real estate litigation, bankruptcy and mortgage foreclosure defense. Arthur has also served as co-counsel in numerous consumer class action lawsuits involving improper mortgage servicing practices and consumer debt collection abuses.

Arthur has done what some said was impossible and has defended and won several mortgage foreclosure cases for his clients. He has represented hundreds of homeowners in Illinois in the defense of mortgage foreclosure actions and in restructuring and eliminating their debt through Bankruptcy.

Arthur has successfully represented clients at the Trial Court and Appellate Court levels, including securing a victory for his client, the defendant-homeowner in a mortgage foreclosure case, in the published decision from the Illinois First District Appellate Court in Banco Popular North America v. Gizynski, 2015 IL App (1st) 142871.

Arthur has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyer magazine (an award given to no more than 2.5% of all lawyers in Illinois) in 2014, 2016 and 2017. He has also been named an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyer publication (an award given to no more than 2.0% of all lawyers in Illinois) in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Married to his high school sweetheart, they live in Mount prospect, IL with their three beautiful children. When he is not working, Arthur enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.