John G. Locallo

John G. Locallo


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Professional Experience
  • John Locallo, a partner, is both a Certified Public Accountant and a lawyer who received his J.D. and Master of Laws in Taxation from Chicago-Kent College of Law, having served as president of its Alumni Association Board (2007-2009).
  • John served as president of the Illinois State Bar Association (2011-2012) and the Justinian Society of Lawyers (2001-2002). He is also a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers, the Chicago Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, serving on its Section of Taxation.
  • John’s practice focuses on representing owners, property managers, and tenants in the reduction of real estate taxes, both on a local and nationwide basis. He is the supervisor of the firm’s litigation department, which involves representation of major property tax clients before the Circuit Court of Cook County. John also supervises the firm’s national personal property and ad valorem practice.
Education and Honors
  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law (1986)
  • LLM., Taxation, Chicago-Kent College of Law (1992)
  • C.P.A., Illinois (1983)
  • B.S., Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1982)
strong>Bar Admissions
  • Illinois (1986)
  • Wisconsin (2016)
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (1994)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (2004)
Professional Recognition
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated (Highest Rating)
  • Top Ten Leading Real Estate Tax Lawyer in Illinois, Leading Lawyers (2013-2016)
  • Selected Top Attorneys in Illinois (Real Estate), Illinois Super Lawyers (2009-2018)
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Taxation Law, The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel (2013)
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Distinguished Service Award (2002)
  • North Suburban Bar Association L. Sanford Blustin Award (2010)
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers Man of the Year (2011)
  • Illinois Judges Association Amicus Award (2011)
  • Dorothy Brown Excellence in Leadership Award (2012)
Professional and Civic Activities
  • President – Illinois State Bar Association (2011-2012)
  • Board of Directors - ISBA Mutual Insurance Company (2015 - current)
  • Executive Council – National Conference of Bar Presidents (2013 - current)
  • Fellows Chair – Illinois Bar Foundation (2008-2010)
  • Board of Directors – Illinois Bar Foundation (2004-2012)
  • Alumni Board President – Chicago-Kent College of Law (2007-2009)
  • President – Justinian Society of Lawyers (2001)
Selected Presentations/Publications
  • “5 Steps for Fighting your Property Tax Increase”, Fox News Chicago (2007)
  • “Adaption of New Technologies”, Illinois State Bar Association, Allerton Conference (2013)
  • “Technology and the Law”, Illinois State Bar Association, Legal Practice Landscape (2012)
  • “Technology and Social Media in Marketing”, Southern Illinois University School of Law; Northern Illinois University College of Law (2012)
  • “Legal Technology”, Adams County Bar Association; Central Illinois Women’s Bar Association; Knox County Bar Association (2012)
  • “Social Media for Lawyers”, American Bar Association, Bar Leadership Institute (2012)
  • “Behind the Technology Curve”, Illinois Bar Journal (March, 2012)
  • “OK Computer”, Illinois Bar Journal (October, 2011)
  • “Exile on Face Tweet”, Illinois Bar Journal (September, 2011)
  • “QR and the Illinois Bar”, Illinois Bar Journal (August, 2011)
  • “Legal Tech: Here Today, More Tomorrow”, Illinois Bar Journal (July, 2011)
Chicago Office Chicago Office
734 North Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 255-8550
Fax: (312) 255-8551
Bloomingdale Office Bloomingdale Office
236 West Lake St. Ste. 100
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Phone: (630) 307-3700
Fax: (630) 307-3737

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Areas We Service

We provide our clients the best service in all aspects of the real estate tax appeal process in the following counties:
  • Cook
  • DuPage
  • Will
  • Kendall
  • Lake
  • Kane
  • McHenry

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