John M. Fitzgerald represents large corporations, small businesses, non-profit associations and individuals in appellate matters and in all stages of commercial litigation. John’s experience includes representing both large and small businesses in complex commercial litigation and appeals, and representing individuals in business partnership disputes and executive compensation negotiations. John also is a noted commentator on legal issues involving the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and he has represented retired teachers in a successful constitutional challenge to Illinois pension reduction legislation.
In 2015, John was selected as one of the "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company from a field of over 1,200 nominees. He was named an Illinois Rising Star by SuperLawyers magazine in 2016.
John is the Secretary of the Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association (ALA). He previously served on the ALA’s Board of Directors and co-chaired its Rules Committee, which proposes amendments to the Illinois Supreme Court Rules and other rules governing appellate practice. He has testified on multiple occasions before the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee concerning proposed amendments to the Illinois Supreme Court Rules.
John joined Tabet DiVito & Rothstein LLC in 2006. He received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 2004 and his bachelor’s degree with honors in political science from the University of Chicago in 2001. He is a graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago.
John is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. He also is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
John has authored or co-authored over forty articles on current legal issues. He co-authors Chicago Lawyer magazine’s regular column on appellate issues, On Appeal, with Gino L. DiVito. His column on current trends in commercial litigation, The Bottom Line, has appeared regularly in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin since July 2012. John’s recent media appearances include quotations in Crain’s Chicago Business, the State Journal-Register (Springfield) and the BNA Pension & Benefits Reporter.
John lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.