Katherine A. O'Dell

Katherine A. O'Dell


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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)
  • “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)
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

Fully Experienced in the Tax Appeal Process to Maximize Your Savings

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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