Joseph Bisceglia has extensive experience in a wide variety of complex civil and criminal litigation in both federal and state trial and appellate courts, including business and corporate litigation of virtually every type. He is also Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate and Construction Litigation Practice. He has taught, lectured, and published extensively in the areas of federal and state civil practice and procedure, real estate and construction law, trial practice, and alternative dispute resolution, and clients regularly rely on his extensive experience in such matters. In addition to numerous other professional and charitable activities, he served as President of the Illinois State Bar Association (2007 - 2008). He taught Trial Advocacy as an adjunct professor at the John Marshall Law School for 20 years (1985 - 2005). He has received numerous honors and awards for his professional and charitable activities.
Mr. Bisceglia is recognized among the top lawyers in his field in numerous publications, including Best Lawyers in America, Legal 500, Chambers USA, Illinois Super Lawyers (Top 10 in 2005 and Top 100 in 2009 and 2013), and the Leading Lawyers Network. He is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability.
In addition to serving as Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate and Construction Litigation practice, Mr. Bisceglia is a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation and Trust & Estate Litigation Practices and the Real Estate Finance Litigation and Workout Task Force. Mr. Bisceglia is extensively involved in bar association and charitable activities. In addition to his service as President of the Illinois State Bar Association, he has served in numerous other important capacities in the ISBA and other bar groups. He is a member of the American Bar Association's House of Delegates and its Forum on the Construction Industry, a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Association (Chicago Chapter), and a long-term member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Justinian Society of Lawyers (President, 1992-1993). He has been a committee member for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Annual Chicago Fundraiser since 1995, and Co-Chairman of the fundraiser since 2006, during which time it has raised more than $5.7 million for the hospital.