John Fotopoulos
14496 John Humphrey Drive, Suite 100, Orland Park, IL 60462
Schwartz Injury Law



John S. Fotopoulos

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Avvo 10 Superb Top 100 - The National Advocates 10 Best - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 10 Best - American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best - American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys

Direct: 312-213-3955

John S. Fotopoulos, former Cook County judge serving at the Daley Center in Chicago, established his law firm on two simple firm principals: 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.

Areas of Practice:

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2000


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

Professional Associations and 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
  • National Rifle Association, 2009 - 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:

  • 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)

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