Joseph M. Fusz joined the Law Offices of David R. Del Re, P.C. in March, 2016. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 2006, and concentrates his legal practice on criminal defense and civil litigation. Prior to joining the Law Offices of David R. Del Re, Mr. Fusz was an Assistant State’s Attorney at the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office in Waukegan, IL. He was also an attorney at civil litigation firms in Waukegan and Chicago, IL, where he concentrated on personal injury, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, and worker’s compensation cases.
- Loyola University-New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana – J.D., May 2006
- University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois – B.A., May 2003 – Major: Political Science & History
Illinois – 2006
United States Federal District Court, Northern District of Illinois – 2006
Leadership, Membership & Honors
Mr. Fusz is also active in the community. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Lake County Bar Association, and Chair of the Membership Committee. He previously served as the Chair of the Young/New Lawyers Committee of the Lake County Bar Association. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors and current President of the Jefferson Inn of the American Inns of Court. Furthermore, Mr. Fusz previously served on the Board of Directors of the Mary Pat Maddex Place, and as a volunteer Judge for the NiCASA “Teen Court” Restorative Justice Program.
Mr. Fusz is currently a part-time instructor in the Paralegal Studies Department of the College of Lake County, an American Bar Association (ABA) approved program. He has taught introductory classes as well as civil litigation, and has served as a guest speaker for forensics and business law courses.
Additionally, Mr. Fusz served as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps, achieving the rank of Captain. Mr. Fusz is also active in working with veterans. He previously served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the 19th Judicial Circuit’s Veteran’s Treatment Assistance Court (VTAC), a program that provides veterans involved in the justice system help and favorable alternatives. Mr. Fusz also served as a representative from the State’s Attorney’s Office to the 19th Judicial Circuit’s Veteran’s History Project.
While in law school in New Orleans, Mr. Fusz worked as a policy research clerk in the Division of Children and Families for the Judicial Administrator of the Supreme Court of Louisiana. Displaced by Hurricane Katrina, he spent the fall semester of 2005 as a visiting student at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, IL and worked as an Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 Intern at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in the Juvenile Division.
Memberships & Volunteer Work
- Lake County Bar Association
- Jefferson Inn, American Inn of Courts
- Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County
- Former Volunteer Judge, NiCASA Teen Court Restorative Justice Program
- Member of the American Legion
- Member of the Knights of Columbus