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Maxim N. Belovol

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Maxim N. Belovol is an associate with Johnson & Bell, concentrating his practice in commercial litigation and civil defense. With a robust background as a Judicial Law Clerk in the Cook County Commercial Calendar Section, Maxim has demonstrated exceptional legal acumen and a strong knowledge of the nuances of Illinois law. Maxim’s work as a judicial clerk covered a wide range of commercial claims, including Breach of Contract, Illinois Human Rights Act, Spoliation, Common Law Fraud, and the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act. Recently, the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed an opinion Maxim wrote in Wang v. Guo, upholding the dismissal of a $13,000,000 Chinese wire-fraud case for improper jurisdiction.

Before joining Johnson & Bell, Maxim also served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Domestic Violence Bureau at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, NY. There, he honed his skills in case management, oral advocacy, and legal writing, managing hundreds of cases from inception to final disposition and successfully arguing numerous motions. His multilingual abilities, with fluency in Russian and proficiency in Spanish, Hebrew, and Ukrainian, enabled him to handle sensitive cases in multiple languages.

A graduate of Emory University School of Law, Maxim earned his Juris Doctor with notable accolades, including membership on the Mock Arbitration Team and receiving several prestigious scholarships. His undergraduate studies in History were completed at Loyola University Chicago, where he graduated magna cum laude. While in undergrad, Maxim became the 2016 United States Figure Skating Collegiate National Champion.

Maxim's legal career is marked by a unique blend of dedication and discipline, shaped by his background as an internationally competitive and national champion figure skater. He brings this same tenacity and work ethic to his legal practice, ensuring meticulous attention to detail and a proactive approach to all cases. Maxim will fight for your case with the competitive drive that only a professional athlete can achieve.

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Illinois Supreme Court
USDC, Northern District of Illinois


Emory University School of Law (2021)
Loyola University Chicago, magna cum laude (2018)


United States Figure Skating Association
Ukrainian American Bar Association
Curates artwork from local and international artists to fundraise for humanitarian aid to Ukraine


2016 United States Figure Skating Collegiate National Champion
Emory Law Dean’s List
Emory Law Merit Scholarship
Emory Law Research Scholarship, Criminal Procedure
LAGBAC and Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Pride in Diversity Scholarship (2019)
Alliance of Illinois Judges Scholarship (2020)

Presentations & Publications


Lecture on Comparative Criminal Procedure: USA and Ukraine. Emory Law, 2021.


The Unconstitutional Conditions Vacuum in Criminal Procedure, (Yale Law Journal, Vol 133). Acknowledged for legal research assistance to Dr. Kay L. Levine.

Making Deflection the New Diversion for Drug Offenders, (Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 19). Acknowledged for legal research assistance to Dr. Kay L. Levine.

Research Assistant to Dr. Kay L. Levine, Emory Law. Criminal Procedure: Adjudication.

Teaching Assistant to Professor Randee Waldman, Emory Law. Criminal Procedure: Investigation

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