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John S. Fotopoulos

John S. Fotopoulos

Fotopoulos Law Office, Division of Schwartz Jambois
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI ...
  • Illinois
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Biography

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. 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:
Personal Injury
Criminal Law

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
DUI & DWI
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Workers' Compensation
Nursing Home Abuse
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Additional Practice Areas
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Trucking accidents
  • Birth injuries
  • Premise liability
  • Drug possession
  • Assault and battery
  • Sex crimes
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Defective products
  • Wrongful death
  • Felony arrests
  • Misdemeanor arrests
  • Aggravated speeding
  • Car accidents
  • Dog bite injuries
  • Boating accident
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Drug crimes
  • UBER injuries
  • Drug injuries
  • Airplane accidents
  • Resisting arrest
  • Clergy/ Priest abuse injury
  • Lyft injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal injury matters.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Greek: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner/Trial Lawyer
Fotopoulos Law Office, A Division of Schwartz Jambois
- Current
Cook County Circuit Court Judge
State of Illinois
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President/Trial Lawyer
Law Office of John S. Fotopoulos, P.C.
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Education
University of Illinois - Chicago John Marshall Law School
J.D. (2000) | Law
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University of Illinois - Chicago
B.S. (1992) | Accounting
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Awards
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Elite Lawyer Award- Personal Injury
Elite Lawyer
2018
Professional Excellence Award
New Spirit Light Youth Development
Elite Lawyer of the Year
Elite Lawyer Association
Lawyer of the Year
Sweet Holy Spirit
Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
2014
Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
2014
Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
2014
10 Best Under 40
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award
National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
Professional Associations
Will County Bar Association
Member
Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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Hellenic Bar Association
Member
- Current
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City Club of Chicago
Member
- Current
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Cook County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Chicago Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Chicago Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Illinois State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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John Marshall Alumni Association
Member
- Current
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John Marshall Law School, New Attorney Mentor
Member
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Southwest Bar Association
Board Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Testimonials
Fotopoulos Law Office
Speaking Engagements
Engaging and Interacting with the Judiciary
Training Seminar for Conceal Carry Requirements, Illinois Conceal Carry
Litigation, Robert Morris College
Websites & Blogs
Website
John S. Fotopoulos' Website Profile
Website
Fotopoulos Law Office Website
Blog
Fotopoulos Law Office Articles
Legal Answers
43 Questions Answered
Q. Can I sue or ask for damages from my husband if my husband caused a boat accident and severely injured my daughter?
A: Yes, your daughter may have a cause of action against her father for injuries she sustained as a result of his negligence.
Q. Fall while patient in hospital for unrelated issues, due to faulty railing, taken to ER, then to another hospital
A: You need to contact an attorney to discuss this matter In detail.
Q. I got pulled over for DUI cannabis along with 5 traffic tickets. 4 Months later, I missed courts. I have now 6 warrants.
A: These are serious charges. You should retain the assistance of an attorney as soon as possible.
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Contact & Map
Fotopoulos Law Office
Orland Park Office
14496 John Humphrey Dr
Orland Park, IL 60462
Telephone: (708) 942-8400
Fax: (708) 226-9930
Monday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Fotopoulos Law Office
Joliet Office
58 N Chicago St
7th Floor
Joliet, IL 60432
Telephone: (815) 373-5100
Monday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
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Fotopoulos Law Office
Glen Ellyn Office
519 N Main St., #1BN
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Telephone: (331) 276-6200
Monday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours