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John G. Locallo, former Illinois State Bar President, Elected Chair of ISBA Mutual Board of Directors

Kathleen O’Shaughnessy
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CHICAGO, IL (April 24, 2015) – Chicago attorney John G. Locallo, a partner in the real estate tax assessment law firm of Amari & Locallo located here, and past President of the Illinois State Bar Association was installed as the Chair of the Board of Directors for ISBA Mutual Insurance Company at the company’s recent board meeting.

ISBA Mutual provides malpractice insurance to Illinois lawyers.

As Chair, Locallo said, he will help ensure the organization takes a strategic direction that anticipates and supports the legal profession’s changing structure and needs.

“Like many sectors, the legal profession is undergoing a substantial transformation, largely influenced by technological advances that affect every aspect of how lawyers do business,” said Locallo. “Our role is to understand these changes and their impact to support the development and use of best practices that insure against professional liability.

“We’re also, however, looking at the impact of such forces on how we do business,” he added. “The customer experience is paramount in today’s environment, and our challenge is to use the tools available to anticipate our lawyers’ expectations at every stage of the process.”

Locallo served as the 135th President of the Illinois State Bar Association, from 2011-2013. He was first elected to the ISBA’s 25-member Board of Governors in May 2004 and re-elected in 2007. He was an elected member of the ISBA Assembly from 1996 until his election to the board. Locallo also is a board member and past chair of the Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation, the ISBA’s charitable arm.

He’s known for his many professional and civic involvements, including his service to the Justinian Society of Lawyers, where he was president in 2001. A member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Locallo also is active with the Chicago-Kent College of Law-IIT Alumni Board of Directors. He received its Distinguished Service Award in 2002, and was its president in 2007-2008.

Locallo also has been named in Illinois SuperLawyers® for five consecutive years. This nationwide service rates outstanding lawyers who have attained a high levels of peer recognition and professional achievement.

A 1982 graduate of the University of Illinois, Locallo became a Certified Public Accountant the following year. He received his J.D. in 1986 and his LL.M. in Taxation in 1992 from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity and Bohemian Lawyers Association of Chicago. Locallo resides in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood.