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John T. O'Connell


John T. O'Connell, Of Counsel

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Practice Areas: Land Use and Development; Local Government; Real Estate Law


  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1975
  • University of Illinois, B.A., 1967

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Bar Association Memberships:

  • Illinois State Bar Association

John O’Connell has been associated with Goldstine, Skrodzki, Russian, Nemec and Hoff, Ltd. since 2015.  Currently, John is the Village Attorney for the Village of Hodgkins, a position that he has held since 1979.  During this period, the Village of Hodgkins annexed a significant amount of land and increased its annual retail sales tax revenues from $30,000 to $5.7 million.  Additionally, John represents the Brookfield-North Riverside Water Commission.

John has been in private practice since 1978.  He was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1980 and served eight years.  John is now an active lobbyist to the Illinois General Assembly, representing a variety of clients, including multinational corporations and educational institutions.



Practice Areas

We are uniquely staffed to handle most types of legal matters—whether personal or business related—within our main practice areas: business and corporate law; construction law; employment and labor law; estate and tax planning; family law; land use and development/local government; litigation; and real estate law.
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There are no shortcuts or compromises at Goldstine, Skrodzki, Russian, Nemec and Hoff, Ltd. Our attorneys respectfully listen to their clients, anticipate their needs and work diligently to provide sound and practical legal advice.
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Our attorneys represent a vast array of clients, from individuals to closely-held businesses and publicly-traded companies to municipalities.
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