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John P. Schwulst

John P. Schwulst

Bloomington, Illinois

John P. Schwulst has been practicing law for 37 years in Bloomington, Illinois. He is also licensed to practice in Florida.

Mr. Schwulst is married, with two grown children, and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the McLean County Bar Association. He is also a member of Eastview Christian Church in Bloomington, Illinois. His approach to divorce and family law/juvenile matters extends (with the client's pre-approval) into areas of counseling/mediation referrals and interventions with other trained disciplines and recovery group providers in an effort to meet the client's total legal, emotional and spiritual needs. Mr. Schwulst also has extensive experience in construction and construction law, mechanic's liens, and building contract law.

Areas of Practice

  • 35% Divorce, Child Custody Litigation and Adoptions
  • 25% Criminal Defense and DUI Defense
  • 15% Real Estate Purchase or Sale (Residential or Commercial)
  • 5% Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
  • 5% Construction Law
  • 5% Mechanics Liens
  • 5% Commercial Collections
  • 5% Personal injury; Medical Malpractice
  • Building Contract Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 45% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1971
  • Illinois, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 1971
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A. - 1968
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • McLean County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Arnold, Gesell & Schwulst, Partner, 1976 - 1988
  • Arnold & Gesell, Associate, 1971 - 1975

Pro Bono Activities

  • Prairie State Legal Services - Referred Litigation, 1971 - 2009
  • Member, Eastview Christian Church in Bloomington, Illinois


  • English


  • Phi Delta Phi

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Schwulst & Roseberry, P.C.
407 West Front Street, Suite 2
Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone: 309-807-0505
Toll Free: 866-416-7876
Fax: 309-829-3014
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