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I am a life-long Joliet resident, married, the father of two young daughters and the son of two lawyers with whom I practice law. Drawing on their experiences and my 18 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 real issues in them and working hard to settle the cases where either there are slim chances of success or the cost of winning 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 current 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.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 100%
    20 years, 3.1 thousand cases



Hourly ($250-275/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Vernon Schrock

    I endorse this lawyer. Tony is a hardworking attorney who cares about his clients and knows how to get results.


    John Schrock Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bradford Lebrun Bennett

    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.


    Bradford Bennett Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Andreano and Lyons

58 North Chicago Street, Suite 506
Joliet, IL, 60432-4367


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199605/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Attorney of the YearWill County Legal Assistance Program2007
Scholarship AwardedJustinian Society of Lawyers1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Access to Justice, Committee on FormsIllinois Supreme Court2015 - Present
Board MemberGuardian Angel Community Services2014 - Present
AttorneyAndreano and Lyons2001 - Present
PresidentTroy 30-C School District Board2009 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Joliet Historical SocietyMember2008 - Present
Friends of the Joliet Public LibraryMember2008 - Present
Will County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Illinois School Board AssociationMember2009 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Berland v. Landau & Associates - 09 L 487Jury verdict for Plaintiff
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Loyola University ChicagoHistory and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Professional Liability Underwriting SocietyLegal malpractice issues1997