Amari & llocallo
Chicago

(312) 255-8550

 
Bloomingdale

(630) 307-3700

 
Email: lfa@amari-locallo.com Phone: 312-255-8550 Direct: 312-255-0101 ext. 110 Fax: 312-255-8551 vCard: Download

Leonard F. Amari
Email: lfa@amari-locallo.com
Phone: 312-255-8550
Direct: 312-255-0101 ext. 110
Fax: 312-255-8551
vCard: Download

  • Professional Experience
    • Leonard Amari, the firm founder and co-managing partner, is a J.D. recipient from the John Marshall Law School, with honors, where he now serves as the president of its Board of Trustees.
    • A practicing attorney for well over forty years, he is past president of the 34,000 member Illinois State Bar Association (1989-1990) as well as the Justinian Society of Lawyers (1978-1979). He is a member of the American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and the International Association of Assessing Officers.
    • He served as General Counsel for the Office of the Cook County Assessor, Thomas C. Hynes, from 1983 to 1987, the year Amari & Locallo was founded.
    • Leonard resides in Chicago. He is married to the former Donna Strobel and is the father of Katherine (a partner with the firm) and Laura (a pre-school teacher in the Chicago Public School System).
  • Education and Honors
    • J.D., with honors – The John Marshall Law School (1968)
      • Graduated “Order of John Marshall”
      • Editor – THE JOHN MARSHALL LAW REVIEW
    • B.A. – Northern Illinois University (1964)
  • Bar Admissions
    • Illinois (1968)
  • Professional Recognition
    • Distinguished Service Award – The John Marshall Law School (1984)
    • Selected Top Attorneys in Illinois (Real Estate), Illinois Super Lawyers (2006, 2008-2017)
  • Professional and Civic Activities
    • President, Board of Trustees – The John Marshall Law School (2007-present)
      • Member since 2000
    • General Counsel – Office of the Cook County Assessor, Thomas C. Hynes (1983-1987)
    • Special Assistant – Illinois Attorney General (1986)
    • Partner – Lupel & Amari (civil litigation, commercial and corporate law) (1974-1986)
    • Instructor – The John Marshall Law School (1968-1974)
    • Adjunct Faculty – Oakton College (1995 to present)
    • President – Illinois State Bar Association (1990-1991)
      • Member since 1987
    • President – Italian American Political Coalition (2001-2005)
      • Co-founder (1995)
    • President – Justinian Society of Lawyers (1978-1979)
      • Board Member (1976-1988)
    • President – Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois (2002-2004)
      • Board Member (1997-2003)
    • Vice President – Casa Italia Inc. (2003)
      • Board Member (1997-2003)
    • Board of Visitors Member – Northern Illinois University Law School (1996-present)
    • Advisory Board Member– Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue (1999 -present)
    • Italian Advisory Committee Member – Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County (2000-present)
    • Chairman, Review Panel – Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (2001-2004)
    • Hearing Panel Member – Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (1995-1996)
    • Board Member – Aston Funds (formerly ABN AMRO Family of Mutual Funds) (1993-present)
    • Board Member – Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (2004-present)
    • Board Member – Illinois Bar Foundation (1982-1989)
    • Board Member – Illinois State Bar Association Institute for Public Affairs (1984-1987)
    • Board Member – Illinois Consultation for Ethnicity in Education (1984-1994)
    • Board Member – The Civic Federation of Chicago (1989-1992)
    • Board Member – Joint Civic Committee of Italian-Americans (1999-2000)