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Being a successful attorney requires dedication, diligence, creativity, knowledge, and, most of all, the ability to communicate effectively. As an attorney, and in accordance with the general philosophy of Lavelle Law, I am committed to not only acting as a competent advocate for my clients, but also keeping my clients aware of and involved in every step of the legal process.


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Practice areas


  1. Tax: 45%
    6 years
  2. Health Care: 15%
    6 years
  3. Contracts: 15%
    6 years
  4. Business: 15%
    6 years
  5. Tax Fraud: 10%
    6 years



Hourly ($280/hour), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • James David Voigt

    I refer tax matters to Josh with great confidence. His mastery of tax resolution procedure is excellent, but he also has an ability to bring calm to clients who are in a genuinely stressful situation. His practice style is simple and straightforward and he always shoots for the shortest path to a solution for the client while avoiding the many pitfalls that can arise in a tax case. I consistently receive very positive feedback from clients who have worked with Josh.


    James Voigt Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Lance C Ziebell

    I have worked with Josh for over 5 years and am always impressed with the effort he puts into each and every matter he is working on, whether it is tax related or otherwise. It is this effort, combined with Josh's knowledge of the tax laws, both state and federal, which lead to the outstanding results he has obtained on behalf of his clients. This effort manifests itself in the continual follow up Josh undertakes with various governmental entities on behalf of his clients - put simply, Josh is a tireless advocate on behalf of his clients and does not rest until he gets the answers he is seeking. Once Josh has these answers, he takes the time to explain the results to his clients and guides them in making a decision which is going to result in a favorable outcome for them. Josh is a top notch lawyer and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking counsel for business or tax matters.


    Lance Ziebell Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Lavelle Law, Ltd.

501 W Colfax St
Palatine, IL, 60067-2545

Lavelle Law, Ltd.

501 W. Colfax St.
Palatine, IL, 60067



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200905/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorJohn Marshall Law School2014 - Present
AssociateLavelle Law, Ltd.2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
BNI, Referral Central ChapterVice President2012 - Present
Chicago Bar Association, Tax CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Innocent Spouse ReliefAfter filing a request for innocent spouse relief, and appealing the IRS's initial rejection of this request, the IRS granted the request and the taxpayer was relieved of any liability.
Offer in CompromiseThe taxpayers settled their debt for combined payments of $5,000.
Sales Tax AuditAt the conclusion of an administrative hearing, the Administrative Law Judge found in the taxpayer's behavior, such that the Department of Revenue's adjustments and tax assessments were completely overturned, leaving the taxpayer with no tax liability.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Northwest Suburban Bar Association NewsbriefsIRS Practice and Procedures2014
Northwest Suburban Bar Association NewsbriefsIRS Practice and Procedures2013
Northwest Suburban Bar Association NewsbriefsIRS Practice and Procedures2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2009
Loyola University Chicago School of LawN/ATax Certificate2009
Ohio UniversityFinance / Business LawBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Latte PodcastIRS Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program2014
Legal Latte PodcastIRS Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 20142014
Legal Latte PodcastIDOR Administrative Hearings2014