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John Louis Fioti

Criminal defense Attorney at Wheaton, IL

5.0   76 reviews

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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.

    33 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..

    33 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

    22 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.

    18 years, 100 cases

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

    33 years, 500 cases

30 years experience. John L. Fioti is a 1988 graduate of Elmhurst College, 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 and Brookfield.  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 30 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. 
Licensed for 31 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1991
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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


5.0 / 5.0
  76 customer reviews
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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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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.
Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2022
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Highly recommended
John exceeded my expectations. Very personable and professional. Made me feel confident and comfortable with my case. Broke down all the details and possible outcomes and answered any questions I had in a timely matter. He Is hand down the best lawyer I've ever dealt with. Would recommend to anyone looking for the best possible outcome for their case!
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Posted by Tim | April 28, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
John is a terrific person to have in your corner, he is a true professional who will give you the truth/facts about what you are facing and the likely scenarios, so you know the truth about your situation. Then he goes to work to get you the best outcome possible. John was able to explain each part of the process to me and keep me in the loop for the whole process and was always available for any questions I had. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Arthur | September 30, 2021
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A Criminal Defense Attorney With Mettle
Mr. Fioti exemplified legal acumen, careful attention and patient understanding while representing me. His professionalism is beyond reproach and court experience plainly evident. I can confidently say he holds his clients’ best interests at heart, as he did mine. If one needs a personable, responsive lawyer with keen understanding of both the law and its procedures, Mr. Fioti is highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2021
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Smartest Attorney
Very Smart. Knows his stuff. Would not ask anyone else. When I need legal help, I ask John Fioti.
Posted by Jim | February 22, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
I am a Father and a Grandfather. I received a major traffic violation and had no idea what to do. John was recommended to me by a friend and I am forever in his debt. John is a straight shooter, a fair man. He tells you all the facts and stands by your side. John not only won my case for me, he was able to get it dismissed. I will use John for any legal matter large or small.
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Posted by Dawn | February 22, 2021
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An outstanding experience. John navigated our complicated closing with ease. His professionalism and knowledge were a huge comfort to us during what we describe as an extremely stressful period. We have complete confidence in him and would recommend him without hesitation.
Posted by Kevin | February 4, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
Attorney Fioti is very professional, transparent, and direct. He remained in constant contact throughout my case, whether or not there were updates. He truly cares about his clients and seeks the best possible outcome. It is clear that Attorney Fioti has 30 great years of experience. Though I hope to not require his services again, he will certainly be my first call.
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Posted by Ryan | December 28, 2020
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DUI Defender
John is an absolute fantastic attorney. He was very professional and thorough throughout the entire process. He cared and showed exceptional attention from beginning to end. I would 100% use him again for any case that I had. He does his job, he knows what he is talking about, and he is very clear when coming up with a plan. I am proud to call him my lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2020
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Great Lawyer
I’d recommend Mr. Fioti to anyone. He helped me win my battle and I believed in him. Thank you so much Mr. Fioti.
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2020
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Second time I've had to use John and second time a job well done
Made everything nice and easy and straight to the point but with a funny side, hope I dont have to but would 100% use again if need be. Thanks again John!!
Posted by Valeria | August 11, 2020
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Traffic court
John is definitely the person who will get the job done. He helped me many times with traffic court. John was a very professional and intelligent man, he made sure I was aware of every move that was being done during my case. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that has a bad driving record.
Posted by Tom | July 27, 2020
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John is Excellent!
John defended me when I was wrongfully accused of domestic battery. I was arrested, jailed, and my case went to trial. I needed a good lawyer. As it turns out, John is a great lawyer. His years of experience as a prosecutor with the states attorney’s office means he is comfortable in the court room. He is an excellent trial lawyer. I was acquitted and the case was dismissed. Several years have passed since then and I have turned to John for advice and recommendations several times. He is always available to help me when I need it. I value his opinion and I would recommend John because of his experience, knowledge and compassion for his clients. John is a good man. I am grateful for his service.
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Posted by Julie | July 21, 2020
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Hands-down the Best Attorney
John Fioti is a very professional, intelligent and knowledgeable attorney. From the first day of meeting him at his office through the entire process of going to court I felt very comfortable that he knew his trade. He takes the time to listen, review case and work with you to get the best outcome. I highly recommend John Fioti.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • City Attorney
  • Oakbrook Terrace
  • 2015 - 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 College
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1988


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