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Anthony Philip Andreano

Divorce and separation Attorney at Joliet, IL

4.9   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1996
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Anthony

Learn Anthony’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Divorce and separation
    Divorce, Separation, Custody, Child Support, Alimony/Maintenance, Paternity, Visitation, Uncontested and Contested Cases, Mediations, Grandparent Rights Issues,

    27 years, 3,100 cases

I am a life-long Will County resident, married, the father of two and the son of two lawyers both of whom I have practiced law. Drawing on their experiences and my 26 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 serious issues in them and working hard to settle the cases where either there are slim chances of success or the cost of prevailing 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 more 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 emotional decisions. 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 past President of Troy Consolidated School District School Board and past board member for the Guardian Angel Community Services of Will County and I actively volunteer my time with the Will County Legal Assistance Program and Pro Bono Program and have served on the Illinois Supreme Court's Committee on Access to Justice helping draft state-wide forms for all of Illinois.

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View from my office at 58 N Chicago St. -  conveniently located across the street from the courthouse.
Offices located at 58 N Chicago St., Suite 509 - downtown Joliet - across from the Will County Courthouse

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Andreano and Lyons
58 N. Chicago St.
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Posted by Tony | February 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Andreano helped me win a very long running, ugly divorce. He was knowledgeable, responded quickly, and very personable. I couldn't have asked for a better experience in this situation. My money was well spent and I am VERY satisfied. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Kevin | August 12, 2015
Fair Judgement at a Fair Expense
Tony is simply the full package. I found his billing extremely FAIR and accurate. He's not out to run up your bill like most lawyers, he's there to get the job done. When it comes to getting the job done, he is extremely smart, experienced, and strategic. All in all, you're going to get a fair judgment at a fair expense. That is all I wanted, and it is exactly what I got. I am so thankful I found Tony and he was able to help me in my divorce case.
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Posted by Erin | February 11, 2013
Excellent Lawyer!
He assisted my husband and I on a family case. He is very knowledgable and familiar with the Will County courthouse and judges. Very pleased with his work!
Posted by Randy | January 17, 2012
Tony Andreano is the best…
Randy - Jan 17, 2012 Tony Andreano is the best….. After being served divorce papers while working in another state, I researched Joliet divorce attorneys in Joliet. I needed to find an attorney that was competent, fair and within my budget since I wasn’t working. Furthermore, I’d had two other matters for which I retained legal counsel and wasn’t at all satisfied with the outcome or the costs. After looking at mixed reviews for attorneys that had solicited me and a number of those I found online, I came across Andreano and Lyons. Before even reading the reviews, I was impressed in that there were 5 reviews all rated five stars. Each review shared at least one or two characteristics in common – Tony Andreano’s fees are affordable and he is a professional who knows the law. As long as you are honest with him and give him all the facts, he will get the job done in the most expeditious and economical manner possible. He’s an extremely likeable and knowledgeable attorney. I now have retained him for a misdemeanor that I would like expunged from my record. If I have the need for counsel on any legal matter in the future, I will always now go to Tony first. If it is an area of law he does not practice, I would trust whoever he refers to me. He is a man of impeccable character and a true professional. In addition, he has the ability to put you at ease and explain your rights and best course of action in easily understood terms. Finally, the man is very thorough. He does not miss anything and will fight to protect your best interests 110%. I would recommend him to anyone without question with complete confidence they would end up as satisfied as I was with his services.
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Posted by Vania | August 30, 2010
Excellent Attorney
My case was one of those that take you to court almost every week, like a nightmare. My attorney was always there prepared, and his expertise really made a huge difference in the outcome. After 9 days of trial, he won my case. He is very professional, trustworthy and he will fight for your rights.
Posted by Armand | January 13, 2010
Divorce & Settlement
Divorce: Price, time line & meetings were exactly as scheduled. Kept me informed as to new developments & other related matters.
Posted by Liz & Brian | December 17, 2009
Highly Recommended
Anthony Andreano has been our family attorney for over 10 years. We have been extremely pleased with his repspresentation and highly recommend him. Over the years, Tony has represented us in several real estate transactions and several traffic tickets. We have continued to retain Tony as our attorney because he is professional, works very hard and always provided us with answers to our questions in a very timely manner. Additionally, Tony's fees were more than reasonable and we continue to refer our friends to him.
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Posted by Terry | November 6, 2009
Great lawyer to work with
I had a hard time finding a will county divorce lawyer who would handle my uncontested divorce but Mr. Andreano was a real find - he completed the divorce papers in a week and within 2 months it was all over. Thanks for the freedom!
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2009
Appreciated Anthony's Efforts
Anthony stands out in the lawyer business, because he has a heart. He took up our seemingly hopeless cause and gain time and information for us, which helped us in the long run battle against one of the biggest and worst predators in the State of Illinois. Anthony is our first choice for any legal work we need and we would trust him with our family issues and the things most improtant to us.
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Posted by Joe | April 3, 2010
Fine work - would hire again
Lawyer really worked hard to get the case done and returned all my calls directly (sometime as day later). Kept to the agreed fee. Nice person too. Thanks!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-350 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Board Member
  • Guardian Angel Community Services
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Andreano and Lyons
  • 2001 - Present
  • Access to Justice, Committee on Forms
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • 2015 - 2019
  • President
  • Troy 30-C School District Board
  • 2009 - 2014
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  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD
  • 1996
  • Loyola University of Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Berland v. Landau & Associates - 09 L 487
  • Jury verdict for Plaintiff


  • Joliet Historical Society
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Friends of the Joliet Public Library
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Illinois School Board Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Will County Legal Assistance Program
  • 2007
  • Scholarship Awarded
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Legal malpractice issues
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (8)
Endorse Anthony
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tony is a hardworking attorney who cares about his clients and knows how to get results."
Family Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Anthony. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony Andreano is a highly competent family law lawyer practicing in the SW Chicagoland suburbs. I would not hesitate to send someone to see him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Anthony Andreano. He is one of the top family law attorneys in Will County. His legal aptitude is second to none, and his professional demeanor and courteous manner is respected by judges and other attorneys alike."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Joliet Divorce and separation Lawyer Anthony Philip Andreano
Anthony Philip Andreano
Divorce and separation Attorney
Joliet, IL
Licensed for 26 years
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