ENDORSED BY THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Vote For The Most Qualified Candidate
Democrat For JUDGE
Approximately seven months ago, we began our election campaign for circuit court judge. It has been humbling and uplifting journey, which culminated in a decisive victory on March 18, 2014.
I am overwhelmed and will be forever grateful to everyone who made this campaign a success. To all who volunteered, supported me, and believed in me, please accept my most sincere and heartfelt thank you. We could not have done it without you!
I pledge to work hard everyday to make you proud that you have supported me for Circuit Court Judge.
John Michael Allegretti
LEGAL EXPERIENCE and COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
For almost 20 years, John Michael Allegretti has worked hard in his professional endeavors, earning the trust, confidence, and respect of the legal community and the public.
RIVERSIDE TOWNSHIP DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEEMAN (Volunteer Position)
John has served as the Riverside Township Democratic Committeeman. He is an advocate for taxpayers, hosting free tax appeal workshops and providing free legal services for the community. He has hosted candidate forums, providing the community a unique opportunity to meet candidates for elected offices, discuss their concerns, and learn about the candidates' positions and views.
SENIORS and DISABLED
John volunteers and provides ongoing support and resources for the Center for Disability and Elder Law in Chicago, helping seniors and those with disabilities remain in their homes. He works with seniors and others to obtain appropriate homestead exemptions and property tax relief.
PROPERTY TAX RELIEF * FRAUD PREVENTION * GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY
John has authored and helped create laws to ensure property tax relief, prevent mortgage fraud, and make government more transparent. He has helped hundreds of homeowners, churches, and businesses by preventing mortgage fraud, vacating tax sales, and correcting property tax errors. He works continuously to ensure that homeowners are getting appropriate homestead tax exemptions and other entitled relief.
SUBSTANTIVE LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Through significant public and private experience, John has aquired a thorough understanding of the entire legal system. As an advocate and an administrative law judge, he has litigated, tried, and presided over thousands of complex cases for almost 20 years. He has briefed and argued cases for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Illinois Appellate Court. John's legal experience includes:
- General Counsel, Cook County Treasurer’s Office;
- Corporate Counsel, North American Real Estate Management;
- General Counsel-Deputy Assessor, Cook County Assessor’s Office;
- Assistant State’s Attorney, State’s Attorney’s Office (Torts and Civil Rights Division and Real Estate Tax Division);
- Associate Attorney, The Law Firm of Pollack, Weis and DuBrock;
- Administrative Law Judge, The Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board; and
- Associate Attorney, The Law Firms of Tristano & Tristano and McDermott & McDermott.
EVALUATIONS BY LEGAL BAR ASSOCIATIONS
All of the most respected bar associations and have found John Qualified/Recommended, as follows:
- CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION found John “QUALIFIED” and noted “Mr. Allegretti is hardworking and possesses all the requisite qualifications to serve as a Circuit Court Judge".
- ITALIAN AMERICAN POLITICAL COALITION "OVERWHELMINGLY" found John "RECOMMENDED" and endorses him.
- ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION found John “QUALIFIED”.
- THE CHICAGO COUNCIL OF LAWYERS found John “QUALIFIED”.
- WOMEN’S BAR ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS found John “RECOMMENDED”.
- PUERTO RICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS found John “RECOMMENDED”.
- ASIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION found John “QUALIFIED” (THEIR HIGHEST RATING).
- LESBIAN AND GAY BAR ASSOCIATION OF CHICAGO found John “RECOMMENDED”.
- DECALOGUE SOCIETY OF LAWYERS found John “RECOMMENDED”.
- HISPANIC LAWYERS' ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS found John "QUALIFIED".
- INDO AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION endorses and recommends John Michael Allegretti for Cook County Circuit Court Judge.
- UNITED HELLENIC VOTERS OF AMERICA unanimously endorses John Michael Allegretti for Circuit Court Judge.
* Additional evaluations, updates, and recommendations will be provided, as available.
John has taught business law, business management, and human resources at the City Colleges of Chicago.
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