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Jennifer J. Gibson

Jennifer J. Gibson

Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle
50 Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
[email protected]



  • John Marshall Law School (J.D., with honors, 2001)
  • University of Illinois (Police Training Institute, 1995)
  • Saint Louis University (B.S., 1993)


  • Illinois, 2001


Jennifer J. Gibson practices entirely in the fields of civil litigation and civil appellate litigation. Gibson has tried half a dozen cases to jury verdict during her career and has clerked for two justices during her six-year tenure in the Illinois Second District Appellate Court. She is a former police officer.

Gibson’s litigation and appellate work at Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle since 2007 has focused on such areas as:

  • collections litigation
  • municipal and local government prosecutions
  • police disciplinary matters
  • employment law
  • family law
  • eminent domain
  • land use
  • contract disputes
  • annexation and annexation agreements

For a list highlighting Gibson’s various recent appellate cases and Rule 23 orders during her time at Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, please link to the following experience list.

Gibson, a resident of Crystal Lake, enjoys swimming, biking, softball, and bowling. She is a former chair of the Nunda Township Republican Central Committee, the third-largest committee in McHenry County.


McHenry County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association




  • Huiras, Nathan J. v. Huiras, Nicole; Case No. 2-22-0401
  • IRMO: Keyser, Diane & David; Case No. 2-22-0167
  • City of Woodstock v. Bryant, Martins, Zachary E.; Case No. 2-22-0139
  • Roth and Melei, Ld. v. Cunningham, Kyle et al.; Case No. 2-21-0576
  • In Re Estate of Michael Korin, Deceased (Estate of Korin, Michael, Plaintiff-Appellee v. Johnson, Matthew, Defendant-Appellant); Case No. 2-21-0407
  • Village of Kirkland v. Kirkland Properties Holdings Company, LLC1 and Kirkland Properties, LLC 11; Case No. 2-21-0301
  • Gray, Mallory v. Hopp, Christopher; Case No. 2-21-0300 2020
  • Village of Kirkland v. Kirkland Properties Holdings Company, LLC1 and Kirkland Properties, LLC; Case No. 2-20-0780
  • McHenry County Sheriff v. McHenry County Health Department; Case No. 2-20-0339
  • IRMO Claps, Paul G. & Mary A.; Case No. 2-20-0229
  • Village of Hebron v. J&L Contractors, Inc. (Kennedy Homes Limited Partnership, Third-Party Plaintiff and Third-Party Defendant); Case No. 2-20-0129
  • Village of Hebron v. J&L Contractors, Inc. (Kennedy Homes Limited Partnership, Third-Party Plaintiff and Third-Party Defendant); Case No. 2-20-0124
  • Eleanor Sweet McDonnell v. Municipal Officers Electoral Board of the Village of North Barrington; Case No. 2-1-0091
  • Erin M. Lesniak, Petitioner-Appellee v Jeffrey W. Lesniak Defendant-Appellant; Case No. 2-18-1041
  • Rae Ann Metz, Petitioner-Appellant v. Chris Metz, Respondent-Appellee; Case No. 2-18-1029
  • Randy L. Brill-Appellant v. Amy M. Brill-Appellee; Case No. 2-16-0604 2016
  • Jeffrey T. Jones, Appellee v. Cynthia Jones, Appellant; Case No. 2-16-0065
  • Braun, David H., Appellant v Braun, Linda E, Appellee; Case No. 2-15-0606
  • The Y-Not Project, Ltd. – Appellant v. Fox Waterway Agency, Appellee; Case No. 2-15-0502
  • F.R.S. Development Co., Inc. – Appellee v. Village of Huntley, et. al. – Appellant; Case No. 2-15-0157
  • Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Assoc., Appellee v. City of Genoa, Appellant; Case No. 4-15-0550
  • Francis C. Beeson, et al. – Plaintiff-Appellant v Charles Beeson, Land Conservancy Defendant- Appellee; Case No. 2-15-0158
  • Eric D. Puryear, Appellant v. Village of Prairie Grove, Appellee; Case No. 2-15-0378
  • Golden Eagle, Appellee v. Regopoulos, Efstathios, et al., Appellant; Case No. 2-15-0606
  • George E. Longnecker, Appellant v Ruth Winkelman, Appellee; Case No. 2-15-0814
  • City of McHenry – Appellee v. Armando Delgado – Appellant; Case No. 2-14-1189
  • Ewelna Porzezinski – Appellant v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. – Appellee; Case No. 2-14-1246
  • Eric D. Puryear, Appellant v. Village of Prairie Grove, Appellee; Case No. 2-14-0286
  • Richard Stephenson, Appellant v. Alicia Stephenson, Appellee; Case No. 2-14-0344
  • Hedrich v. Mack, Case No. 2-14-1124
  • Kesier-Long v. Owens; Case No. 2-14-0612
  • Jay D. Burstein, Plaintiff-Appellee v. Georgette L. Burstein, Defendant-Appellant; Case No. 2-13-0098
  • Village of Johnsburg, Plaintiff-Appellee v. BCP Realty, LLC, Defendant-Appellant; Case No. 2-13-0486
  • Village of Lake in the Hills, Plaintiff-Appellant v. Dennis Niklaus, Defendant-Appellee; Case No. 2-13-0654
  • James Mikolaitis, Plaintiff-Appellant v. Morano Investments Inc. and Jerry Morano, Defendant/Counter-Plaintiff, Cross-Defendant-Appellee and Tom Sims, Defendant/Counter-Plaintiff, Cross-Plaintiff-Appellee; Case No. 2-13-1066
  • City of Woodstock, Appellee v. Thomas A. Bezik, Appellant; Case No. 2-13-0321
  • Laura B. Frazier, Petitioner-Appellee/Cross Appellant v. Eric C. Frazier, Respondent-Appellant/Cross Appellee; Case No. 13-2-0788
  • Pet Sasso, Plaintiff-Appellee v. Michael R. Sasso, Jr., Defendant-Appellant; Case No. 2-13-1155 (McHenry County – 12DV618) DISMISSED – 3-13-14
  • F.R.S. Development Co. Appellee-Cross Appellant v. Huntley Venture, L.L.C. – Appellant-Cross-Appellee; Case No. 2-12-1228
  • City of Harvard, Plaintiff-Appellant v. Elvis J. Henson Trust, Defendant-Appellee; Case No. 2-12-0091
  • Village of Lake in the Hills, Plaintiff-Appellant v. James Mueller, Defendant-Appellee; Case No. 2-12-1163
  • Glenn E. Davis Construction Co., Plaintiff-Appellee v. Village of Lake Zurich, Defendant-Appellant; Case No. 2-12-1318
  • People ex rel.T-Mobile v. Village of Hawthorne Woods, Case No. 2-11-0192
  • Yvonne Norton (Glab) – Appellant v. Timothy Glab – Appellee; Case No. 2-12-1081
  • The Sonatas Homeowners Association, Plaintiff-Appellee v. Marie J. Malek, Defendant Appellant; Case No. 2- 12-1298; DISMISSED BY APPELLATE COURT
  • Ryan Hedrich v. Ashley Mack (February 2015)
  • Village of Prairie Grove v. Eric D. Puryear (December 2014)
  • James Mikolaitis v. Morano Investments/Jerry Morano (September 2014)
  • City of Woodstock v. Thomas A. Bezik (September 2014)
  • Laura Frazier v. Eric Frazier (June 2014)
  • Lake in the Hills v. Dennis Niklaus (with IML Summary) (May 2014)
  • Jay Burnstein v. Georgette Burnstein (February 2014)
  • FRS Development v. Huntley Venture (September 2013)
  • Yvonne J. Norton v. Timothy W. Glab (February 2013)
  • City of Harvard v. Elvis J. Henson Trust (September 2012)
  • Glenn E. Davis v. Village of Lake Zurich (August 2012)
  • Village of Lake in the Hills v. James Mueller (June 2012)
  • Illinois v. Hawthorn Woods (March 2012)
  • Gorski v. The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Woodstock (Dec. 2011)
  • Fassnacht v. Baldwin (Oct. 2011)
  • The Reserve at Woodstock, LLC v. the City of Woodstock (Sept. 2011)
  • In re Marriage of Stephenson (Aug. 2011)
  • City of McHenry v. Suvada (June 2011)
  • Szewczyk v. Board of Fire & Police Commissioners (June 2011)
  • Village of Algonquin v. Lowe (June 2011)
  • In re Marriage of Patti Roberts and Donald Roberts (March 2011)
  • Village of Richmond v. Magee (Jan. 2011)
  • Falcon Funding, LLC v. City of Elgin (March 2010)
  • In re Marriage of Kalisz (July 2009)
  • The Village of Lake in the Hills v. The Athans Company (Nov. 2008)
  • The Village of Lake in the Hills v. Johandes (Aug. 2008)
  • McHenry County Defenders v. City of Harvard (July 2008)
  • Szewcyk v. Board of Fire & Police Commissioners (March 2008)


Before joining Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, Gibson was a law clerk from 2001 to 2007 for Justice Fred A. Geiger and Justice Barbara Gilleran Johnson, both of the Illinois Second District Appellate Court. Prior to that, she interned with the McHenry County state’s attorney and the U.S. attorney. Gibson graduated from the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois before serving as a police officer in Sterling.


Gibson is a founder and board member of Catholic Assistance Missions, a 501(c)(3) organization active in many McHenry County parishes. The group provides monetary assistance and goods to underdeveloped countries, especially to the poor of Haiti. She also serves currently on the board of directors of the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce.


On a pro bono basis, Gibson helped Catholic Assistance Missions incorporate as a nonprofit. She also has represented a client in a forcible eviction matter.