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   3Donald J. StorinoRosemont(847) 318-9500dstorino@srd-law.comdstorino@srd-law.comStorino Ramello & Durkinwww.srd-law.comwww.srd-law.comstorinodonald.jpgGovernmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative LawLand Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law
Donald J. Storinodstorino@srd-law.com
Storino Ramello & Durkinhttp://www.srd-law.com
9501 W Devon Ave 8th FL
Rosemont IL 60018
Ph.(847) 318-9500 Fx.(847) 318-9509
Recommended by peers in:
Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law
Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Mr. Storino is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame cum laude in 1969. He graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 1973. He was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Illinois in 1973. He is principally engaged in the fields of municipal law, real estate, land use and zoning.

Mr. Storino was formerly employed by the State's Attorney of Cook County, where he was assigned to the Criminal and Civil Appellate Divisions to prepare briefs for argument before the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts. His experience in this endeavor covered a wide range of legal issues including a complex analysis of the Home Rule provision of the Illinois Constitution.

Prior to establishing the firm, Mr. Storino was an associate attorney at the Chicago law firm of Foran, Wiss & Schultz. As an attorney, he has represented the Metropolitan Sanitary District, the Chicago Transit Authority, numerous municipalities, school districts and park districts in the acquisition of real estate pursuant to their condemnation powers. He is also an experienced real estate attorney. Mr. Storino has also handled the establishment of Special Service Areas for a number of municipalities.

Mr. Storino, who is the senior partner at Storino, Ramello, & Durkin, currently serves as village attorney for the villages of Glendale Heights, Franklin Park, South Barrington and Westchester. He is personally responsible for advising those municipalities with reference to all legal matters. Mr. Storino has served as village attorney for the Village of Glendale Heights for the past 32 years.

Mr. Storino has provided special counsel services to numerous municipalities advising them on complex Tax Incremental Financing Districts and related eminent domain issues.

Since his admission to the bar, Mr. Storino's legal expertise and litigation experience has involved nearly every aspect of general practice. His particular expertise in the area of municipal law has resulted in the firm being considered one of the leading municipal law firms in the Chicagoland area.


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1973


Year of Birth:  1947

Law School:  DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1973


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Justinian Society of Lawyers
Illinois Institute for Local Government

Appointments:
Appointed a Judge of the Illinois Court of Claims, March 1, 2004

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Leading Lawyer, 2003-present, in Governmental, Municipal & Administrative Law and in Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law


Community Involvement:  
Arlington Heights Plan Commission, 1995-1997
Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board, 1999-2005
University of Notre Dame Advisory Council for the Law School, May 2005


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