John P. Fitzgerald, Founder & Partner

bio_jfitzgeraldHe holds a J.D. and a LL.M. from the University of Illinois / Chicago and has been admitted to the bar in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

Prior to the 1987 opening of this practice, he was employed at the Cook County Assessor’s Office where he was assigned to the Research and Standards department and was a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer. Before attending law school, he was employed as a polygraph examiner, having trained under the direction of John E. Reid. He is the eldest of parents that immigrated from Ireland. He was born and raised on the south side of Chicago.

A dedicated conservationist, he oversees an ongoing forest restoration project that has included the planting of 175,000 hardwood and pine trees and is currently looking for a larger forest restoration project.

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Admitted
Bar of the States of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin;
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),

Publications
The Election of Joseph Berrios, A Mandate for Professionalism and Accountability in the Assessment Process
By: John P. Fitzgerald

PropertyTax.com Network
December 20, 2010

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

E-mail: jpf@fitzgeraldlg.com

Text: 312.346.3000