John S. Fotopoulos


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John S. Fotopoulos established his law firm on two simple firm principles: to have competitive rates allowing everyone to afford the advice they need and to have legal counsel that is always available for clients.

John takes immense pride in his work, fulfilling a great deal of credits in continuing education seminars to ensure compliance and competency. In addition, his countless hours of legal research ensures that he stays ahead of the competition and is fully educated to take care of clients' legal needs. As a retired judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County, he understands what it takes to succeed in a court case. John's practice ensures that you are provided counsel that maintains a fresh perspective on all matters related to criminal defense and personal injury. Stagnancy creates an environment not conducive to growth.

John S. Fotopoulos strives to provide each and every client the most comprehensive legal protection and guidance when they are faced with a legal battle of any sort. Litigation defense can be a very stressful task to handle, but with John and the firm in your corner, you can get back to living a normal life while we successfully tackle the case at hand.

Practice Areas:


  • J.D., John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL., 2000
  • B.S. Accounting, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL., 1992

Professional & Bar Association Memberships:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015 - Present
  • Hellenic Bar Association, 2015 - Present
  • City Club of Chicago, 2015 - Present
  • Cook County Bar Association, 2014 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, 2014 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2013 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2000 - Present
  • John Marshall Alumni Association, 2000 - Present
  • Will County Bar Association
  • John Marshall Law School, New Attorney Mentor, 2012 - 2013
  • Southwest Bar Association, Board Member, 2003 - 2004

Honors and Awards:

  • Elite Lawyer, 2018 - Present
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2015
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2014
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014 and 2015
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2013
  • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • Justia 10.0 Rating
  • Martindale Hubbell, Peer Reviewed

Speaking Engagements:

  • Training Seminar for Conceal Carry Requirements, Illinois Conceal Carry, 2014
  • Robert Morris College, Litigation, 2008
  • Career Seminar, Legal Profession/Education, 2005

Past Employment Positions:

  • Circuit Court of Cook County, Judge, 2017-2018 (Retired)

News Coverage:

  • Judge Claims Fox News Defamed Him, Courthouse News Service, June 2010
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