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James William Calvo

Real estate Attorney at Naperville, IL

3.7   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 33 years
    Indiana - IN 14 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1990
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2009
    Temporary Admission Excluded No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate

    33 years

  2. Litigation
    I began my career as a litigator and then transitioned to real estate developer and investor. I now represent clients facing litigation regarding commercial real estate matters.

    33 years

  3. Foreclosure
    In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, I devoted my practice to assisting homeowners affected by the accompanying residential real estate market crash.

    33 years

  4. Bankruptcy and debt

    33 years

As an attorney with over 28 years of experience I am committed to helping my clients make focused and strategic decisions. I have combined my strong background in finance with 20 years of legal experience and significant experience as a real estate developer and investor to counsel my clients facing litigation involving real estate. 


Law Office of James W. Calvo
1700 Park Street, Suite 211
Naperville, IL, 60563

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3.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Joe | November 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Foreclosure battle
The Calvo Law office is a great resource in fighting my foreclosure and negotiating with my lender.
Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2011
Great Attorney
Jim was great to work with and I felt he had my best interests in mind.
Posted by Rachel | March 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Disappointing Response
I called this Attorney to seek additional help for a foreclosure case I have been fighting for 7 years. This "aggressive" Attorney's staff told me there is NOTHING that can be done after a summary judgement has been entered. Incredible! There are so many actions/motions I have found on the Internet about what you can do to keep fighting. Truthfully, if I had listened at the beginning of this process to every Attorney who told me "nothing can be done" I would have lost my home 7 years ago. This is deeply disappointing and just a waste of my time. If anyone is seeking an aggressive Attorney don't go here.
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Response from James Calvo October 18, 2018
When you called our office, the staff patiently listened to you explain your situation and simultaneously reviewed your actual case file. In your case, it would have been particularly expensive to become intimately familiar the extensive file history, but necessary as we prepared to aggressively defend you. Because judgment had already been entered, our staff made a determination that the expenses were prohibitive. We always strive to ensure that our fees are fair and reasonable for our clients.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Calvo & Wiemelt
  • 1992 - 2008


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Bradley University
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Judgment Settlement
  • Settled for a modified loan with a new principal balance of $190,000
  • Second Mortgage
  • Obtained full release and waiver of $87,950 second mortgage.
  • Commerical Foreclosure Action
  • Settled for $25,000


  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (1)
Endorse James
Real estate Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Jim and referred various real estate and foreclosure matters and clients to him for years, I know Jim to be an experienced, solution-driven attorney who provides practical, effective and efficient legal advice and representation."
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Naperville Real estate Lawyer James William Calvo
James William Calvo
Real estate Attorney
Naperville, IL
Licensed for 33 years
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