John was born in 1963 in the City of Chicago. After obtaining his law degree in 1991, John worked for several Chicagoland firms honing his litigation and transactional skills. On July 5, 1995, he founded Chitkowski Law Offices where he continues to serve as its sole Principal and Managing Attorney. As a litigator in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Will, Kane, McHenry, Lake, Winnebago and Kendall, John has served as lead trial counsel in excess of 150 trials in both state and federal courts, including 50 jury trials to verdict. Always seeking cost efficient means to resolve his clients’ disputes, John has served as lead counsel in excess of 100 arbitrations and mediations pursuant to the American Arbitration Association and State of Illinois Mandatory Arbitration Act. John has submitted briefs and argument to the Illinois Appellate Courts for the first and second districts. In an effort to provide his business clients with full and complete representation, John has served as business counsel in the formation of corporations, limited liability companies, not-for-profit foundations and homeowner associations. John has closed asset purchases, mergers, commercial real estate transactions and workouts, and provides daily advice to his clients on business and succession planning issues. In addition to managing the firm’s trial and transactional practices, John has served on boards of directors for ASA Chicago and the Construction Industry Affairs Council and currently serves as General Counsel to ASA Chicago and the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America.