About Our Firm
Our law office understands that when people hire an attorney, they are often experiencing very stressful situations. These people need someone who cares about them and doesn’t simply go through the motions. For that reason, we make sure our clients not only receive high-quality legal services, but also the reassurance they deserve.
For many years, John D. Colbert & Associates has been providing expert legal assistance with an experienced team of professionals. We are concentrated in many different fields of law in the process and place great value on quality and respectability.
Overview: What our legal practice offers
- We have many years of experience in various fields of law
- We provide expert advice and representation by skilled professionals
- We provide honest assessments of cases
- We perform all work with the highest level of care and attention to detail
John D Colbert Attorney Profile
John D. Colbert is the founding member of John D. Colbert & Associates. He has been a practicing attorney for nearly 22 years. John has vast experience in many areas of the law. Having started out as a Personal Injury Trial Attorney in 1991, he went on to work extensively in the areas of Corporate, Probate, Misdemeanor Criminal and Employment Law. Since opening his own firm in 1996, he has focused on the areas of Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions and Litigation, Immigration, Family, Foreclosure defense, and Bankruptcy law. Since that time he also headed up several successful real estate investment and development concerns. John is a seasoned litigator who has successfully tried many bench and jury trials. He has also argued before the Illinois Appellate court.
His clients represent a diverse cross-section of society including U.S and foreign nationals, not-for-profit hospitals, and domestic and international corporations and legal entities. Over his lengthy career, John has been recognized as a stand-out for his pro bono work and his commitment to providing affordable legal services. He has established a respected name with a proven ability to successfully represent his clients througha keen legal mind, empathetic nature and superior leadership and dedication skills.
Born and raised in Ireland John holds dual citizenship. He received a Bachelor of Civil Law Degree from University College Cork (1985) before moving to the United States and obtaining a Juris Doctorate (1991)from the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago. He gained invaluable experience as an attorney with several law firms before founding John D. Colbert & Associates. An intelligent and captivating speaker, John has lectured in several prominent academic colleges in Illinois and is a recognized key-note speaker.
Over the last several years, John has developed a considerable pedigree within the field of immigration law. An internationally recognized attorney, John has gained world-wide media attention for his involvement in several prominent cases including the humanitarian release of a French National who faced imminent removal from the U.S and for his representation of an Irish Graduate student who was the victim of a brutal assault from which she was left severely brain damaged. In addition, he has won widespread plaudits for his success rate in obtaining “extreme hardship” visa waivers for deportable and inadmissible foreign nationals in both domestic immigration courts and in US consulates all over the world. Most recently, he won a significant cancellation of removal case for a foreign national who’s criminal record contained over 14 arrests and a felony conviction. Also notable is his 100% success rate in his applications for H-1B visas for his foreign physician clients.
As well as past successes as a personal injury attorney, John has auspiciously handled all aspects of commercial litigation from inception through trial. He has litigated and won cases involving breach of contract, mechanic’s lien, construction claims, partition,eviction, and municipal violation cases. John has been exclusive counsel to over 30 Chicago area companies concentrating in commercial property development and the residential development of luxury homes, townhouses and condominiums.
John also represents over 35 small to medium Chicago-area, non-construction partnerships, corporations and Limited Liability Companies regarding all aspects of their business affairs. His services involve allpre and post formation/incorporation matters. Recently, John served as corporate counsel to a local precious metals company in a breach of fiduciary/fraud case where the company obtained a jury verdict of $5.2 million in damages, including an award of $1.5 million in exemplary damages.
John is an amiable, highly experienced and motivated attorney. He will personally see through each of his cases from start to finish. He is willing to embrace new challenges in order to achieve positive outcomes for his clients. His clients are his main priority. He strives to reassure them during stressful times and to carry out his job to his best ability with the goal of achieving optimum results while also always keeping them well informed. Forward thinking with excellent interpersonal skills and a keen eye for detail, John’s work ethic has proven successful in a myriad of different legal areas for which he has earned his outstanding reputation.