John P. Fitzgerald, Attorney at Law

bio_jfitzgeraldThe principal of the firm and a member of the bar in the states of Illinois and Indiana, he has published numerous articles and has lectured extensively on the subject of property taxation. He is a June 1985 graduate of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Prior to the 1987 opening of his practice, he put his public service time in with stints at the Cook County Assessor’s Office where he became a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer; and the Cook County Recorder of Deeds Office. He also served as General Counsel at IBEW Local # 134 from 1996 until 2003. Before attending law school, he was employed as a polygraph examiner, having trained under the direction of John E. Reid. The eldest of parents that immigrated from Ireland, he was born and raised on the south side of Chicago.

During his off time, he is involved in several conservation and forest restoration projects. One of those projects recently saw the planting of over 15,000 hardwood trees.

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Admitted
State of Illinois Bar; November 7, 1985;
State of Indiana Bar; January 24, 2013;
United States Supreme Court Bar;
United States Tax Court;

Member
Chicago Bar Association, Past co-chair of the Property Tax subcommittee,
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA),
Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT),

Community Involvement
Evergreen Community Bank, director and Chairman;
MGLRC, director;
Knights of Columbus, Father Perez Council;
Arbor Day Foundation;

Publications
Chapter 10 Is it Real or Personal?
Edited by: John P. Fitzgerald
Property Tax Handbook: Institute for Professionals in Taxation
Winter 2005

2002 Indiana Property Tax Reassessment
By: John P. Fitzgerald
Journal of Property Valuation & Taxation
Volume 14, Issue 2
Fall 2002

Current Tax Developments, Cook County, Illinois Approves Revisions to its Real Property Classification Ordinance
By: John P. Fitzgerald and Brian S. Maher
Journal of Property Tax Management
Volume 12, Issue 2
Fall 2000

Current Tax Developments, Cook County, Illinois Considers an Expansion of Its Incentive Programs
By: John P. Fitzgerald and Brian S. Maher
Journal of Property Tax Management
Volume 12, Issue 1
Summer 2000

Current Tax Developments, Concept of “Manufacturing” Defined in Wisconsin
By: John P. Fitzgerald
Journal of Property Tax Management
Volume 11, Issue 4
Spring 2000

Indiana Property Tax Abatement for Commercial and Industrial Development: A Procedural Overview
By: John P. Fitzgerald and Richard T. Ruzich
Journal of Property Tax Management
Volume 9, Issue 4
Spring 1998

Who Should Represent Taxpayers in Property Assessment Appeals?
By: John P. Fitzgerald
Chicago Bar Association Record
Volume 10, Number 7
October 1996

Real Property Assessment and Taxation in Illinois
Edited by: John P. Fitzgerald
Published by Bancroft-Whitney
October 1991

Contact Us

For more information about our services:

Fitzgerald Law Group, PC
7035 High Grove Boulevard
Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527
Telephone: (630) 371 – 4000

Other offices in Chicago & Culver

E-mail: jpf@fitzgeraldlg.com

Text: 312.346.3000