Director of Client Relations

    Jeff is the director of client relations at Dugan & Lopatka where he oversees the firm’s marketing, business development, client and community relations efforts.  Jeff has more than 26 years of experience in professional services marketing.  He previously served as the director of marketing for two corporate law firms in Chicago and one in Fort Myers, Florida.  At each he launched and drove business development, strategic planning and corporate communications initiatives.


    Throughout his career Jeff has been actively involved in both professional and community-based organizations.

    Professional Services Marketing Activities

    Legal Marketing Association (LMA)(1992 to 2014). Member, LMA International Board of Directors, 2012-2013. Member, LMA Midwest Chapter, 2000 to 2014. Member, Board of Directors, LMA Midwest, 2001 to 2004; 2007. President-Elect, 2002. President, LMA Midwest Chapter, 2003. Honoree, 2010 LMA SE Chapter (First Place) and Midwest Chapter (Honorable Mention) Your Honor Awards program, Business Development Category and 1997 LMA Your Honor Awards program, Special Events Category, Second Place.

    Association of Accounting Marketing (AAM)(2015 to present).

    Civic Activities

    • Knox Presbyterian Church elder.  Currently sits on the Youth & Young Adult Council and ManKIND Men’s Ministry Council.
    • Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 2017 to present.
    • Rotary Club of Fort Myers South.  Participating in chapter community activities and fundraising efforts including Lee County Scholar Athlete Award Program, All-Star Classic Football Program, and The Caloosa Catch & Release Fishing Tournament. Honored as Rotarian of the Year.
    • Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Communication.  Minor in Journalism.
  • Hobbies & Personal Interests

    Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, serving his church, bike riding and running.