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Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 75%
    31 years, 100 cases
  2. Civil Rights: 15%
    31 years, 100 cases
  3. General Practice: 10%
    31 years, 6 cases



Hourly ($175-300/hour), Retainer (always)

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Law Office of Daniel Lauber

7215 Oak Ave.
River Forest, IL, 60305-1935


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198505/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Practice - Analysis of Impediments to Fair HousingIllinois Chapter American Planning Association2009
Paul Davidoff AwardAmerican Planning Association1998
Best Makeover in Book DesignMid-America Publishers Association1997
Benjamin Franklin Award: "Most Improved Redesign"Publishers Marketing Association1995
Award of Merit for Program or Project of Unusually High MeritIllinois Chapter American Planning Association1991
Award of Merit for Oak Park Comprehensive Plan 1979Illinois Chapter American Planning Association1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office Daniel Lauber1985 - Present
PresidentPlanning/Communications1979 - Present
LecturerDepartment of Sociology and Anthropology, Loyola University of Chicago1989 - 1989
ResearcherLawyers Committee for Better Housing1983 - 1983
Adjunct Professor of Environmental ScienceCollege of Arts & Sciences, Governors State University1979 - 1980
Columnist - created and wrote Condo WatchChicago Sun-Times1979 - 1979
Senior PlannerVillage of Oak Park1977 - 1979
Senior Planner / 701 Program CoordinatorIllinois Department of Local Government Affairs1975 - 1977
Principal Contributing ConsultantABA Advisory Commission on Housing and Urban Growth1975 - 1975
Research AssociateAmerican Society of Planning Officials1972 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember, national conference speaker1983 - Present
American Institute of Certified PlannersPresident2003 - 2005
American Institute of Certified PlannersPresident1992 - 1994
Chicago Bar AssociationVice Chair, Subcommittee on Zoning and Land Use1989 - 1990
American Planning AssociationPresident1985 - 1986
Publication nameTitleDate
John Marshall Law ReviewA Real LULU: Zoning for Group Homes and Halfway Houses Under the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 19881996
Planning MagazineMainstreaming Group Homes1985
"Land Reform, American Style" - bookCondominium Conversions: A Reform in Need of Reform1984
Condominium and Cooperative Conversion: The Federal ResponseTowards a Rational Housing Policy: The Role of Condominium Conversions1981
Planning Advisory Service Report No. 343 - Co-authorCondominium Conversion Regulations: Protecting Tenants1979
Planning Advisory Service Report No. 312The Hearing Examiner in Zoning Administration1975
Planning Advisory Service Report No. 292Recent Cases in Exclusionary Zoning1975
Planning Advisory Service Report No. 300Zoning for Family & Group Care Facilities1974
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignUrban and Regional PlanningMasters1972
University of ChicagoSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fair Housing: The Legal Duty to Affirmatively FurtherThe World of Westchester and the Federal False Claims Act: Is That Really Your Analysis of Impediments?2011
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing and Affirmative MarketingKey Elements and Best Practices: Creating a Competent Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice2011
TeleconferenceIntegrating Fair Housing into Municipal Law: Group Homes, AIs, and the Fair Housing Act2010
Race Place and Fair Housing in TexasCreating an Effective Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing2010
Annual Community and Economic Development Conference and TrainingFair Housing & Economic Opportunity: Updating the AI, Ensuring Compliance & Making Progress Toward Change2010
ABA National ConferenceLocally Unwanted Land Uses: Focus on Community Residences/Group Homes2009
Keynote Address, Annual Conference of the National Association of Housing CooperativesBringing Sense to American Housing Policy2005
Fair Housing 1968–1998: Promises Kept, Promises BrokenZoning for Group Homes1998
Fair Housing Enforcement: A Focus on Special Issues Affecting the Disabled, Families with Children, and the First AmendmentMust Zoning Accommodate Group Homes?1995