Amari & llocallo
Chicago

(312) 255-8550

 
Bloomingdale

(630) 307-3700

 
  • Email: kaa@amari-locallo.com Phone: 312-255-8550 Direct: 312-255-0101 ext. 202 Fax: 312-255-8551 vCard: Download

    Katherine O’Dell
    Email: kaa@amari-locallo.com
    Phone: 312-255-8550
    Direct: 312-255-0101 ext. 202
    Fax: 312-255-8551
    vCard: Download

    Professional Experience

    • Katherine, a partner, handles real estate tax assessment matters for commercial, industrial, apartment and residential property owners. She files real estate tax appeals at the Cook County Assessor’s Office and the Cook County Board of Review, files and litigates Specific Objection lawsuits in the Circuit Court of Cook County and files and attends hearings at the State of Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board.  She also assists clients in back tax and tax sale issues.
    • Katherine is a former Assistant State’s Attorney, Real Estate Tax Department, Civil Division, at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. She defended cases for the Cook County Treasurer’s Office, Cook County Clerk’s Office, Cook County Board of Review, and Cook County Assessor’s Office, including Specific Objection lawsuits, Property Tax Appeal Board cases, Indemnity lawsuits, and tax sale and tax deed matters.
  • Education and Honors 
    • J.D., The John Marshall Law School (2000)
    • B.A., Northern Illinois University ( 1993)
  • Bar Admissions
    • Illinois (2000)
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Supreme Court (2005)
  • Professional Recognition
    • The John Marshall Law School Distinguished Service Award,  (2006)
    • Law Bulletin’s “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch, “ (2007)
  • Professional and Civic Activities
    • Former Assistant State’s Attorney, Real Estate Tax Department, Civil Division – Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
    • President – The Justinian Society of Lawyers (2011-2012)
      • Associate Editor of the Justinian Newsletter (2003-present)
    • Emeritus Member – The John Marshall Alumni Association (President, 2009-2010)
    • Member, General Assembly – Illinois State Bar Association
      • Past Member – General Assembly Agenda Committee
      • Past Member – State and Local Taxation Section Committee
      • Past Member – Young Lawyers Division Council
    • Member – Women’s Bar Association
    • Member – Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Selected Presentations/Publications
    • Author – “Senior Tax Exemptions” – Senior Lawyer (2012)
    • Author – “Meet the County Judges” – Illinois State Bar Association Newsletter (2002)
  • Presentations
    • “The Real Estate Tax Assessment Process in Illinois” – The John Marshall Law School (2010 and 2012)
    • “Caffeinating Your Connections:  Networking for Lawyers-ISBA New Admittee Virtual Coffeehouse Espresso of the Week” – Illinois State Bar Association (2010)