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James Gregory LasCola

Elder law Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   3 reviews

also known as James G. Las Cola, Law Offices Downtown and Suburbs (312) 554-5585


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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    18%
    Contested Wills, Trusts, Guardianship (Conservatership), Mental Health and related Probate Litigation

    25 years

  2. Estate planning
    18%

    25 years

  3. Adoption
    17%
    Related, Contested, Special Needs and Domestication of Foreign Adoptions. My office is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian

    25 years

  4. Real estate
    17%
    Commercial and residential, associations, due diligence, financing, leasing, purchases, sales including related litigation: eviction, landord-tenant, foreclosure and related representation.

    25 years

  5. Health care
    11%
    Healthcare facility, Physician and Healthcare Professional representation including professional regulation, professional liability and privileged information disclosure related defense.

    25 years

  6. Litigation
    10%
    Complex Civil Litigation including Contested Business, Corporate, Partnership prosecutions, White Collar Civil/Criminal defense and Administrative Agency litigation.

    25 years

  7. DUI and DWI
    3%

    25 years

  8. Guardianship
    3%
    Contested representation of individuals, families and social service agencies,

    25 years

  9. Personal injury
    3%
    Serious Injury, Wrongful Death, Disability and Workers' Compensation

    25 years

Offices in Chicago and Orland Park serving public, closely held for profit and not-for-profit entities, entrepreneurs and professionals in the health care, education, sports, construction and entertainment industries and their families with legacy preservation, estate planning, real estate, health care, business, trust administration, complex civil litigation, serious injury, adoption, agency, elder law, guardianship, professional responsibility and white collar criminal matters.

"Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.  Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser - in fees, expenses, and waste of time.  As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man.  There will still be business enough."  Abraham Lincoln in 1850.

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Licensed for 24 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1998
Updated 01/06/2023

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

Contact James

Downtown Loop Law Office
20 North Clark Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL, 60602
Suburban Law Office
9447 West 144th Place
Orland Park, IL, 60462
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Rebekah | November 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
On our side!
James LasCola represented my husband an I for our mortgage closing, and we couldn't be more pleased with his professional handling of the situation. At one point they asked us to sign two documents that had conflicting information, which we wouldn't even have known if Mr. LasCola hadn't caught it, and were being pressured to sign them regardless. We were relieved when he insisted, firmly, that they correct the mistake before we sign. Having someone so knowledgeable and capable to look out for our interests gave us confidence.
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Posted by Jack | October 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledge in Estate Planning.
We hired James when we sold and purchased a home. He represented us very well and went above and beyond when closing on our purchased home. The lender was confused on several issues, and kept making mistakes.
Posted by Steve | October 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal and Prefessional
I found James LasCola to be a lawyer with the utmost integrity in dealing with my home sale and the buy of my home. He protected me from some unforeseen pitfalls and handled the all the transactions long distance so I did not have to be onsite to close. He was attentive to my deal and got back to me ASAP whenever I called. I would recommend James if you are looking for a lawyer who will not compromise and fight for your interest.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Arbitrator
  • Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
  • 2003 - Present
  • Arbitrator
  • Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois
  • 2003 - Present
  • Federal Trial Bar Member
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • James G. LasCola, Offices in Chicago and Orland Park, Illinois
  • 1998 - Present
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Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor - Certificate in Health Law
  • 1998
  • Governors State University
  • Bachelor of Arts - Concentration: Accounting
  • 1991
  • Marist High School
  • H.S. Diploma
  • 1983

Associations

  • Sons of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of Illinois and Wisconsin
  • Orator
  • 2011 - Present
  • Christian Business Men's Committee - Central Chicago Chapter
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Federal Trial Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Circuit Court of Cook County
  • Arbitrator
  • 2002 - Present
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Son's of Italy in America - Lodge Leone D'Oro
  • Orator
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Assemblyman
  • 1998 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
  • English

Awards

  • Client Rating: Preeminent in Real Estate, Trusts & Estates
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Future Leader of the Profession
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Will County Arbitration Certification Course
  • Post Arbitration Procedures
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (24)
Endorse James
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the pleasure and honor of working alongside Mr. Las Cola at a well respected downtown Chicago lawfirm. I was able to observe his considerable legal talents on a daily basis. I continue to seek advice and counsel from him today as he is a topnotch legal scholar and litigator. Morover, he is of the highest moral fiber. He vigorously and tirelessly represents his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Las Cola is a highly experienced and well respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Guardianship Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Talented, tough, and determined."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a frequent contributor to AVVO and his answers show his legal expertise and practical approach to client representation."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Las Cola. He is a highly knowledgeable attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch attorney, who provides excellent legal service and successful representation. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James Gregory Las Cola is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very, very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James Gregory Las Cola is a highly regarded attorney. I give him my highest recommendation."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
General practice Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Criminal defense
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Personal injury
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