The Fitzgerald Law Group was established on November 21, 1987, with the sole intent of providing the highest quality legal representation in matters relating to property taxation. This remains our top priority today as we continue to meet the tax challenges our clients are confronted with.

AV Rated

Fitzgerald Law Group is rated AV Preeminent by the Martindale – Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards. The above described designations are not a requirement to practice law in the states of Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin. 

Our Methodology

We focus on the client’s exact tax issue and represent them vigorously with the objective of obtaining a predictable, fair and equitable tax assessment. We do this in an ethical manner and are considerate of our clients’ public image at all times.

Our Technology

In our constant quest for greater efficiency, Fitzgerald LG is committed to developing and employing the most up-to-date technology for research, document management and presentation. The current version of PropertyTax.com, Version VII, has been built on a platform that is compatible with Internet 2 and is specifically formatted for display on mobile devices.

In addition to our website, our proprietary property tax database known as Tax Track System, is considered by some as the most advanced in the property tax industry. In fact, many of our competitors have attempted to emulate it, with so so results. The Tax Track System is a centrally located, multi-user software application and secure database consisting of highly-detailed and up-to-date property and parcel information, all accessible via a web browser. The Tax Track System is specifically designed to function in the jurisdictions where our client’s portfolios are located. 

Use of the Tax Track System is available to our clients with multiple properties. The system provides our clients with secure internet access to their property information 24/7, as well as a sophisticated reporting tool that provides the client with the capability of generating customized reports that can be downloaded in a variety of formats, whenever necessary.

Positive Results

This law practice has been built solely by referrals from satisfied clients. We meet each new client face to face and personally view each property. We establish a relationship with each client on day one. After that initial meeting, each client knows that they can pick up the phone and call us whenever they have a question.

Communications

Good and consistent communication between an attorney and client is essential for success. Our clients are kept apprised of all important developments in every case via written correspondence and/or secure e-mail. All employees of this firm are accessible via telephone and e-mail regardless of whether they are in or out of the office. All of our clients are always encouraged to call with any questions or comments. We value your feedback.

Fees

We charge a reasonable fee based upon the services rendered. Our fees are flexible; either hourly for time incurred or contingent upon results obtained.

Newsletter

Our clients receive a newsletter detailing legal, economic, procedural and political developments which may impact the bottom line of their tax bill.

Pro Bono

Access to legal counsel is a fundamental right of every citizen in a democratic society. Fitzgerald Law Group is committed to helping ensure that universal access to legal assistance is a reality. Since our founding, we have dedicated many attorney hours to pro bono representation of property owners in need. Like all clients of this firm, they get sophisticated, responsive, and tenacious legal assistance.

Our Pro Bono efforts represent a sincere attempt to give back to those less fortunate. We provide such services to families who’s houses have been destroyed by a calamity and activated members of the US military. Those interested in such services should contact John P. Fitzgerald, via telephone @ 312-346-3000.

Client’s Responsibilities

We expect our clients to communicate, be organized and straightforward and fair in their dealings with us and any experts we may have to engage. Absent good cause, we require that our clients pay both us and their property taxes on time. Finally, when a client has a question or concern, we want them to pick up the phone and call us.

Privacy

We protect our clients’ data and other relevant information zealously. The information we collect is used only for the purpose of representing our clients’ legal interests. We only submit such data to the assessing officials when their rules require such submission.

Our Competition

This area of the law is rife with impostors. Did you know that many property tax lawyers who advertise their services have never taken a case to trial? The truth is there are only about seven law firms that routinely try cases before the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board.  Fitzgerald Law Group is one of those firms.

A taxpayer with an excessive tax bill should consider that the odds are good, the lawyer they selected to fight that tax assessment doesn’t like to fight or doesn’t know how to put on a case. Prudent taxpayers should ask their lawyer point blank. When was the last time they tried a case in PTAB or in court? What was the name of the case? What was the case number? What was the outcome? While they are at it they should  ask themself when is the last time their lawyer toured the property and wonder how can their lawyer possibly present a winning case without viewing the property?

Our Guarantee

I guarantee an all-out, professional, effort to minimize your property tax liability. If you call with a question or concern, it will be addressed promptly. When the case is concluded, you will be satisfied knowing that we have done everything possible to help your cause. 

Sincerely,

John P. Fitzgerald

Attorney at Law
April 2024

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

E-mail: jpf@fitzgeraldlg.com

Text: 312.346.3000