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John S. Fotopoulos

John S. Fotopoulos

Fotopoulos Law Office, Division of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI ...
  • Illinois
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Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
James G. Dimeas
Reviewed by James G. Dimeas April 9, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
John is well respected and highly rated within the legal profession. If I was in legal trouble, John Fotopoulos would be the first lawyer I would call. I highly recommend John.
Client Reviews
Reviewed by E. B. April 9, 2020
Fantastic Attorney
John Fotopoulos made a bad experience painless as possible. His attention to detail and obvious experience was impressive to say the least. Very happy with the result and his reasonable rates. I would highly recommend him for any and all your legal needs.
Reviewed by Edwin G. February 19, 2020
Great Results
He’s very friendly and helped me throughout the entirety of my DUI case. Easily Retainable and works out payment options for those not financially stable. He got me the best results ending with a reduced charge and would highly recommend him to anyone in the future.
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Summary

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
  • Personal Injury
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice
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
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Skype
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
Fotopoulos Law Office
Current
Circuit Court Judge
State of Illinois
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President
Fotopoulos Law Office
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Trial lawyer.
Education
John Marshall Law School
J.D. (2000) | Law
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University of Illinois - Chicago
B.S.
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Awards
Professional Excellence Award
New Spirit Light Youth Development
Elite Lawyer of the Year
Elite Lawyer Association
Elite Lawyer Award- Personal Injury
Elite Lawyer
2017 Lawyer of the year
Sweet Holy Spirit
Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
2014 and 2015
Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
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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Speaking Engagements
Engaging and Interacting with the Judiciary , Orland Park
Fotopoulos Law Office
Perspective from the Bench on how to address the judge. What are the common missteps attorneys make in court.
Websites & Blogs
Website
John S. Fotopoulos' Website Profile
Website
Fotopoulos Law Office Website
Legal Answers
21 Questions Answered

Q. Got ticket 103 mph speeding in Illinois. Posted limit was 70. How to solve it ? I am from California and Licence too.
A: This is a class A misdemeanor. You will need an attorney to represent you in this case. The court can sentence you up to 364 days in jail and/or $2,500 fine. Please feel free to reach out to me if you wish to discuss further.
Q. Im 19 and first offense, I got a ticket for going 91 in a 50. What does, “Method of release: promise to comply.”, mean?
A: You have been charged with a misdemeanor offense. The promise to appear is a bond. If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to me.
Q. How do I know if I have a case for legal malpractice?
A: You need to talk to an attorney with a larger medical malpractice firm. There are several issues that can effect when the statute of limitations runs. I may be able to assist you with a referral.
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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
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
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Fotopoulos Law Office
58 N Chicago St
7th Floor
Joliet, IL 60432
Telephone: (815) 373-5100
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