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John S. Fotopoulos

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Phone: 708-942-8400
Fax: 708-226-9930

14496 John Humphrey Dr
Orland Park, Illinois 60462

58 N Chicago St 7th Floor
Joliet, Illinois 60432

519 N Main St #1BN
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137

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.


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
Member Since: 2015 - Present

Hellenic Bar Association
Member Since: 2015 - Present

City Club of Chicago
Member Since: 2015 - Present

Cook County Bar Association
Member Since: 2014 - Present

Chicago Bar Association
Member Since: 2014 - Present

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2013 - Present

Illinois State Bar Association
Member Since: 2000 - Present

John Marshall Alumni Association
Member Since: 2000 - Present

Will County Bar Association

John Marshall Law School, New Attorney Mentor
Member Since: 2012 - 2013

Southwest Bar Association, Board Member
Member Since: 2003 - 2004

Honors and Awards:
  • Elite Lawyer, 2018 - Present
  • Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2015
  • Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2014
  • 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
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
Client Reviews
John Fotopoulos is a very knowledgeable and professional attorney. I am a client and have referred him many close friends and family to John. I would recommend John Fotopoulos to anyone who needs help with personal Injury and criminal justice. I have know John Fotopoulos for over 15 years and he has always put his clients first. Colette G.
John is one in the most professional attorneys out there. His personal approach to his clients is amazing. He does whats best for you, even if its not what you want to hear. This approach and his availability to be reached whenever you need him, makes John the only attorney youll ever need. Mark
John is very dedicated to his clients and his work. He is extremely knowledgeable, responsive and thorough. It is hard to find a lawyer that you can trust and depend on, John is that lawyer. He goes above and beyond to make the most difficult times less difficult. Kris T.