John R. Storino is a litigator who focuses on commercial litigation, professional responsibility and construction matters. He has experience in issues ranging from breach of contract, civil rights litigation and election law to insurance coverage, pension fund litigation, product liability and employment disputes. Mr. Storino is the co-chair of the Professional Responsibility Practice Group and he represents lawyers and law firms in various different matters, including malpractice litigation, conducting internal investigations at law firms and representing lawyers before disciplinary agencies. He represents owners, developers, subcontractors and engineers in a variety of construction law actions and counsels them regarding general business practices.
In 2008, the Law Bulletin Publishing Company named Mr. Storino one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch.” Illinois Super Lawyers has regularly recognized him in the areas of business litigation and professional liability defense. Mr. Storino has managed all phases of litigation in federal and state courts. He has tried jury and bench trials and has successfully argued cases before the United States Court of Appeals of the Seventh Circuit. He has represented clients in criminal and civil investigations instituted by various governmental entities. For several years, he served as a special assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois representing the governor and other state officials in First Amendment cases, political discrimination cases, and retaliatory discharge claims.
Mr. Storino is also a member of the Real Estate and Construction Litigation and Labor and Employment Practices. He is a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee. He is the chair of the Chicago Bar Association Attorney Malpractice Committee, and he routinely lectures on professional responsibility matters. He has written and lectured on construction law and real estate issues, as well as election redistricting issues. He maintains an active pro bono practice and is active in national, state and local politics. He served on Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Transition Team in 2002 and on Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias’ Transition Team in 2006. He participated in the Florida 2000 presidential recount. Mr. Storino was a member of the Notre Dame Soccer Team.