Legal Services Now Available in Ave Maria
Published on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 13:21
Robert Klucik has recently opened first law office in the town of Ave Maria, providing a wide range of legal services to area residents and businesses.
He was one of the earliest residents of the town, moving to Ave Maria in September, 2007, just after serving his second hitch as a U.S. Army officer. He also was one of the original students at the Ave Maria School of Law.
Mr. Klucik graduated from West Point and after his first hitch in the service, he said, "I wanted to go to law school but my wife and I had two children by then and it wasn't feasible." But after several years in the manufacturing business, he read about plans for the Ave Maria School of Law in Michigan. "I knew it was the place for me," he said.
After graduation, he rejoined the army, this time as a judge advocate.
"I never thought I would go back in the army," he said, "but after 9/11 happened, everything changed."
In the judge advocate general corps, he served part of the time in Afghanistan but spent most of the time in Germany, where he took every opportunity to travel to various other places in Europe with his wife and seven children.
He'd been following the plans to build the town of Ave Maria, and after leaving the army for a second time, he moved his family to Hampton Village and worked for two years for a large law firm in Naples. As the community of Ave Maria grew, however, he saw the opportunity to serve area residents and businesses as the only lawyer in the town.
His law office, located in the town center office building at 5072 Annunciation Circle, opened in June, and he's already taken on a number of clients - "more than I thought I'd have at this point," he said.
Although his main practice for six years was as a litigator, he sees most of his work in Ave Maria involving real estate (including writing title insurance), wills and trusts, and business legal services. As a Catholic lawyer, he offers to write pro-life living wills that conform to Catholic teaching free of charge.
Mr. Klucik is one of a growing number of residents whose parents followed their children to Ave Maria. His mother and father moved to Del Webb last November.
The law office can be reached at 239-898-4052 or through the website www.AveMariaLawyer.com.