FORAN, O'TOOLE & BURKE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
  JOHN J. FORAN, born Chicago, Illinois, July 31, 1952; admitted to bar, 1985, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern district of Illinois. Education: Harvard University (B.A., cum laude, 1974); Northwestern University (M.A., 1975); John Marshall Law School (J.D., 1985). Member: Chicago , Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association (Midwest Regional Editor of the ABA Committee on Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use; Member, Committee on: Litigation Section; State and Local Government Law Section; Real Property, Probate and Trust Section). Lecturer: American Bar Association, Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Litigation Committee, Current and Effective Trial Techniques in Land Use and Land Valuation Cases, Chicago, Illinois 2001; American Bar Association, Committee on Condemnation, Real Property Section, “What's It Worth – Who Wants to Know?” – The Valuation of Real Property in Litigation, Chicago, Illinois 2001; American Law Institute/American Bar Association, Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Seminar, Coral Gables, Florida 2001, Advanced Topics in Eminent Domain; American Law Institute/American Bar Association, Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Seminar, Phoenix, AZ 1998 – "Apportionment of Damages" and "Settlement Techniques." Practice Areas: Eminent Domain; Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law; Commercial Litigation.

MARK T. O'TOOLE, born Chicago, Illinois, July 5, 1960; admitted to bar, 1985, Illinois and U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Education: Miami University (B.S., 1982); Loyola University (J.D., 1985). Lecturer: American Bar Association, Committee on Condemnation, Real Property Section, “What's It Worth – Who Wants to Know? – The Valuation of Real Property in Litigation, Chicago , Illinois 2001 Author: "New Judicial Subcircuiting Brings a Different Election Process", Chicago Bar Association Record, March, 1992. Law Clerk to Justice William G. Clark, Illinois Supreme Court, 1990. Staff Counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. 1991. Licensed lobbyist under State of Illinois regulations. Member : Chicago , Illinois State and American Bar Associations. Practice Areas: Eminent Domain; General Civil Litigation; Commercial Transactions and Real Estate Law.

STEPHEN M. BURKE, born Chicago, Illinois, June 7, 1967; admitted to bar, 1993, Illinois. Stephen Burke is a second generation eminent domain lawyer. His renowned father, Tom Burke, was the first attorney in Chicago to specialize in the defense of property owners against governmental takings. After attending Brown University where Stephen graduated with honors in Philosophy, Stephen attended Loyola University School of Law, during which period Stephen made law review and clerked for his father. Upon receiving his Juris Doctor, Stephen began his full-time eminent domain career in his father's firm. Stephen has represented more than three hundred property owners in their battles either against governmental takings or for just and full compensation. Stephen has lectured on eminent domain, condemnation and property rights both nationally and in Europe . Stephen is a published author of articles on various facets of eminent domain as well as a published author of fictional work. He lives with his wife and six children in the northern suburbs of Chicago .

 
 

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