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John Louis Fioti

Criminal defense Attorney at Wheaton, IL

5.0   90 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1991
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    In addition to other areas of the law, John L. Fioti concentrates his practice in the area of criminal law and on those charged or being investigated for all felonies, misdemeanors and traffic offenses in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties. From indictment to disposition, Attorney Fioti will be there for you. Crimes are usually categorized as felonies or misdemeanors based on their nature and the maximum punishment that can be imposed. Call John to see how he can help you with your matter.

    34 years, 5,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    Those charged with DUI should aways obtain competent counsel. John has handled hundreds of these matters from first time offenders to those charged with multiple violations. Call John to see how he can help you preserve your privelege to operate a motor vehicle in Illinois..

    34 years, 1,000 cases

  3. State, local, and municipal law
    John currently serves as City Prosecutor for the City of Oakbrook Terrace. He also serves as Administrative Adjudicator for the Village of Carol Stream. Chair Qualified Arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County Chair Qualified Arbitrator for the Circuit Court of DuPage County Chair Qualified Arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Kane County

    23 years, 5,000 cases

  4. Personal injury
    Call me if you have been injured in an accident or at work. You want to preserve your rights and maximize any award to which you may be entitled to under the law. Call John now for a free consultation.

    19 years, 100 cases

  5. Real estate
    John has handled hundreds of real estate sales and purchase closings in Cook, Dupage and Kane County.

    34 years, 500 cases

Over 32 years experience. John L. Fioti is a 1988 graduate of Elmhurst University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics.  He graduated from DePaul University, College of Law in 1991.  He was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 1991 as well as the Northern District of Illinois.  He is principally engaged in the fields of criminal law, municipal law, real estate and personal injury.
John began his career at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in 1989.  Before starting his own practice in 2006, John was an Assistant State's Attorney who served in the Criminal Division, Civil Division and Special Prosecutions Bureau-Arson Task Force.  Mr. Fioti also served in the Criminal Appellate Division where he authored over thirty briefs and argued before the Illinois Appellate Court on various cases.
John currently serves as City Prosecutor for the City of Oakbrook Terrace.  He also serves as Administrative Adjudicator for the Villages of Carol Stream, Brookfield and the City of Prospect Heights.  Mr. Fioti is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association where he has served three terms as an elected member of the General Assembly.  He is also a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, the West Suburban Bar Association and the Justinian Society of Lawyers.  Mr. Fioti also served on the Board of Directors of the Italian American Political Coalition (IAPC) and on the Board of Directors for the Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce.
John has previously served as Planning Commisioner, Police Commisioner and as an elected Village Trustee for the Village of Carol Stream, Illinois. 
With over 32 years litigation experience, Attorney Fioti has handled all types of criminal matters from indictment to disposition.  He is committed to providing his clients with the best possible representation while maintaining competitive and reasonable professional fees.  Attorney Fioti has a proven track record of obtaining positive results for his clients. 


Law Office of John L. Fioti
620 W. Roosevelt Road
Suite B2
Wheaton, IL, 60187

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Posted by Marco | February 12, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer, Helped me with Legal Advice
John helped me with a difficult legal issue I was facing. He gave me fantastic advice and helped me achieve a great end result. I highly recommend him to everyone.
Posted by MM | February 12, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Advice, Helped me Significantly
John gave me excellent advice and helped me while facing a difficult legal situation. I greatly appreciate his help and highly recommend
Posted by Marissa | January 22, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
John assisted me with some traffic violations in court. He made things easy for me to understand and we had a great outcome. Highly recommend John!
Posted by Gina | January 19, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and knowledgable
John was referred to us by a friend of the family. He assisted us in a complicated traffic violation case. John was super knowledgeable and instructed us on what would happen and was with us every step of the way in court. Everything worked out and we are so appreciative for all John’s efforts. We highly recommend John !
Posted by Bill | January 4, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer, Highly Recommended.
John was referred to us by a friend of the family after my teenage son had received numerous traffic violations. Through the entire process, start to finish John was always available to answer questions , follow up to make sure my son had all his documents in place and explain all the possible outcomes. Fortunately, John was able to get my son a 6 month drivers supervision and driving school instead of losing his license. Hopefully my son learned a lesson from this experience. I would highly recommend John to anybody needing a lawyer.
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Posted by Don | December 18, 2023
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Caring and Very Knowledgable Attorney
I hired John Fioti to represent my 86-year-old mother in a traffic accident case. She was facing serious charges of driving with a suspended license and no insurance. John was very professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable. He explained the legal process to us clearly and answered all our questions patiently. He secured the best possible outcome and achieved a positive result for us. Thanks to his excellent work, we avoided serious consequences and hefty fines. We are very satisfied with his service and would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a criminal defense lawyer. John Fioti is one of the best!
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2023
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Very professional
He will answer every question that you have very professional I highly recommend if you're looking for a good lawyer the nose what is doing .
Posted by Ricardo. | November 28, 2023
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Compassionate Attorney.
I highly recommend John Fioti for his outstanding legal representation and compassionate approach. Navigating a court case is inherently challenging, but John's ability to make it feel more humane by discussing our high-school-aged kids was truly exceptional! His genuine concern and engaging conversation not only eased the stress of the legal process, but also demonstrated a unique level of empathy. He not only successfully cleared me of all charges in court, but also took the time to call me a couple of days later and tell me that there was not going to be any points on my drives license. If you are seeking an attorney who not only excels in legal matters, but also values the personal well-being of his clients, John is the one to choose!
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Posted by Ann | November 27, 2023
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Dedicated Lawyer
Mr. Fioti has handled Real Estate sales and a purchase for me. He always takes the time to answer any questions I may have in a timely manner and in terms I can understand. All transactions ran smoothly thanks to his dedication. His level of commitment always makes me feel valued as his client.
Posted by Sean | June 9, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Gets the job done in a personal and professional manner!!
John did a fantastic job tending to my needs. Not only in terms of operating thru the case but also helping to ease my anxiety as this was my first time being in this predicament. John partnered with me to develop a course of action at the beginning of our engagement, ensuring that we were onboard with his suggested path forward. He made it personal; understanding the impacts the case could have on my profession and my family. John became a true friend, not someone who just navigated the courts. John knows the system and the players very well which was of the upmost importance in my situation. I cannot recommend John highly enough, always available to talk and LISTEN.
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Posted by Calvin | March 30, 2023
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CDL Driver
John the lawyer in a short amount of time he became 'my friend.' John has been there - above and beyond - in every aspect of not only explaining everything but making sure I understood everything . every bump in the road - john was there to help. And I know some of the stuff he did was not in his job description. My Grandma would call him: 'a piece of bread.' He's so good. I mean, the cherry on top is he got me the best possible outcome . More than I could of dreamed. But every other tiny aspect - he was there for me. He always got right back to me. Answered every question. Even the stupid ones. He's honest and he's good and he's been there for me like a best friend.
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Posted by Anthony | March 17, 2023
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Best Attorney!
I hired John for my DUI. He does his job extremely well. He will be by your side the entire way and will explain everything clearly and give the best route and options possible based on the details of your situation. As long as you do your part he is going to give you everything’s hes got in the tank! Thank you again John! Highly recommend!
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Posted by Kori | February 26, 2023
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John is the best!
John was so great and helped me so so much. I couldn’t be more thankful for him. He is over all a fantastic, good, personable guy! I have gotten 2 DUI’s, and he helped me to get best case scenario for both. The man knows his stuff and is great at explaining and guiding you through this difficult process. He also responds to any questions you may have over phone really quickly. Always reminds you there are no such thing as stupid questions. It was a pleasure to work with him. THANK YOU JOHN !!
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Posted by Jose | January 31, 2023
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The Search for a Fantastic Attorney is Over
I’ve had an exceptional experience working with Mr. Fioti on my case. Mr. Fioti is a very knowledgeable and attentive lawyer. He explained my case from start to finish and effectively detailed the consequences I could face in the worst case scenario. He is a very honest individual who never sugar-coated the situation that I was in. He gave me great advice regarding my court case as well as great life advice. He was very accessible, as he always made time for me whenever I needed to see him at the office. He was very communicative with me and always returned my phone calls and text messages. I won’t be looking for a new lawyer anytime soon, as Mr. Fioti has been extremely helpful!
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Posted by Helen | January 24, 2023
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I hired a true professional
From our initial consultation, to the courtroom John helped me every step of the way, and made the process look easy. This could only be done with years of experience underneath his belt, as well as the knowledge he’s gained in three decades as an attorney. Highly recommend to my clients, my family and my friends.
Posted by Wally | December 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Attorney
Mr. Fioti explained my whole case and what scenarios can take place. He was concise and very professional throughout my whole ordeal. All my questions were answered in detail in a timely manner which is very valuable. After speaking with him I was confident I choose the right attorney for the case. I highly recommend Mr. Fioti and his services.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2022
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DUI Case
Mr. Fioti helped me with everything in my DUI case. He was always there when I needed him, with advise and with all the paperwork to complete my case. Very professional and attentive to my case! I hope I never have to go through a case like this again but, if I had to recommend a lawyer it would be John! Thank you John for helping me!
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Posted by Patty | October 13, 2022
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Excellent attorney
My 17-yearold son recevied three speeding tickets and had his license suspended for six months. As a parent, it is a scary and intimidating situation dealing with your child and the judicial system. I wanted my son to be held accountable for his actions and yet I did not want this to ruin his life or impact his future. I called John and he provided a free and extensive consultation to explain how he would handle my son's case. After a call, my son and I met with John in person. John took the time to clearly explain the situation to my son, how this situation could escalate and how it could ulitmately impact his future plans. John did all of this before I paid him anything. Once hired, he helped prepare my son for court, explained differnet scenarios, and let us know what to expect when we were in court. The cases were resolved after two back to back court dates. My son will have six months of supervision, be required to take an online and in-person driving class (one added on my behalf as an extra consequence), and had to pay half of John's attorney fees (which were very reasonable). As a parent, I cannot say enough positive things about John. He was responsive, efficient, clear, and kind. He was direct with my son and yet supportive and encouraging. I talked to a few attorneys before John, and I hope to save any parents reading ths the trouble of looking further. Call John Fioti first.
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Posted by Ismael | July 23, 2022
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Amazing Attorney
He is a great attorney. He solves his cases fast. He helps you with all the problems you have. I would never have thought a lawyer would care about their clients as much as he did. Every case he has he takes it very seriously.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2022
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No nonsense
Great lawyer driving suspended/dui. straight to the point. Gets job done. No nonsense.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • City Attorney
  • Oakbrook Terrace
  • 2008 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of John L. Fioti
  • 2006 - Present
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Office of the Cook County State's Attorney
  • 1989 - 2006


  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Elmhurst University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1988


  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • West Suburban Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • General Assembly
  • 1991 - Present
  • Italian American Political Coalition
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Recognized Excellence in Domestic Violence Prosecutions
  • Constance Morris House
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Meeting
  • DUI, Traffic and Probate Matters
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John for over 25 years since our days as Cook County Prosecutors. John has excellent skills as an attorney. He is an outstanding trial attorney, legal strategist, and he possesses a mastery of the law. He also is very personable and likable and he possesses wonderful people skills. He is highly respected by judges and fellow lawyers in the community he practices."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a terrific attorney who is knowledgeable and dedicated to his craft. He is well respected in his community and in the courthouse and I would recommend him to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a fantastic trial attorney. He is extremely well versed in criminal law and has an abundance of experience both prosecuting and defending all types of cases. He is very respected and will always take great care of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is a knowledgeable and hardworking attorney with a great reputation around the courthouse. He brings a wealth of experience and skill to every case he steps up on."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a dedicated and skilled trial attorney. He acquired significant experience working for the States Attorney and puts that experience to good use when representing his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. John is a hard working lawyer who has a genuine desire to help his clients. Whether you have a routine traffic case or find yourself charged with a serious felony, John leaves no stone unturned to make sure you get a vigorous defense. Clients will notice John's pursuit of excellence and his passion for the law. Also, he gets along well with all court staff; which is a benefit for his clients. I enjoy conferring with John on some of my cases because he comes up with a unique strategy or a new angle to try. If you need a lawyer who will fight for you, call John Fioti."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I refer every major criminal matter which comes to my office to John. The cases have ranged from traffic matters to rape. John obtained the best possible outcome in each case. In tow cases he performed legal miracles. His diligence and his intimate knowledge of case law and alternative resolutions and second to none. No client I have referred to him has ever expressed regret or reported dissatisfaction with John. He is simply the best criminal defense lawyer in the western and northwestern suburbs."
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