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Anthony Philip Andreano

Anthony Philip Andreano

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury

Anthony Andreano

About Me

I am a life-long Joliet resident, married, the father of two young daughters and the son of two lawyers with whom I practice law. Drawing on their experiences and my 16 years of practicing law, I can often bring a perspective to cases that many attorneys do not. Basically, I think of myself as an "old school" attorney - one more interested in fighting the cases that have real issues in them and working hard to settle the cases where either there are slim chances of success or the cost of winning doesn't justify full-blown litigation.


 


Abraham Lincoln understood that compromise is necessary in certain circumstances.  "Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can," he wrote in a lecture for lawyers.  "Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser--in fees, and expenses, and waste of time."


 


I love that quote because the real job of any professional is to tell you the truth and assess your situation - not simply tell you what you want to hear.  I often advise clients that "lawyers make money when clients fight" and we make much less when they settle. A good lawyer will help you tell the difference so that your best interests are served - not theirs. Divorces in particular are prone to emotion. These emotions can cloud judgment and prevent settlement. Of course there will always be cases that need to be litigated aggressively. I am prepared for difficult cases and fight hard for my client's rights in those instances. 


 


I am also invested in my community serving as the current President of Troy Consolidated School District School Board; have coached soccer with the Shorewood Soccer League, am a member of the Joliet Historical Society and actively volunteer my time with the Will County Legal Assistance Program and Pro Bono Program.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Divorce & Separation: 80%
    19 years, 1.8 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    19 years, 50 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    19 years, 375 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Bradford Lebrun Bennett

    Tony substituted in to a very difficult divorce matter and did what his client's previous attorneys couldn't...settle the case. Tony is a true advocate, but also a gentleman and we were able to resolve the case to the satisfaction of our clients.

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    Bradford Bennett Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Anthony. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Andreano and Lyons

58 North Chicago Street, Suite 506
Joliet, IL, 60432-4367

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199605/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Attorney of the YearWill County Legal Assistance Program2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentTroy 30-C School District Board2009 - Present
AttorneyAndreano and Lyons2001 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Illinois School Board AssociationMember2009 - Present
Joliet Historical SocietyMember2008 - Present
Friends of the Joliet Public LibraryMember2008 - Present
Will County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Berland v. Landau & Associates - 09 L 487Jury verdict for Plaintiff

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawLawJD1996
Loyola University of ChicagoHistory and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992