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John G. Fogarty, Jr.

Senior Counsel

John G. Fogarty Jr. represents candidates, office holders, political committees, corporations and non-profit entities, and individual citizens in every aspect of the political and legislative process.

John’s practice includes litigating ballot access and election contests and recounts, providing counsel on campaign finance and disclosure issues, and advising on lobbying, media, election administration and party governance issues. John has represented countless local, state and federal candidates and political committees before the State Board of Elections, and before electoral boards state-wide, as well as in state and federal courts throughout Illinois.

John also represents clients in a lobbying capacity in a variety of fields, such as agriculture, banking, energy, healthcare, insurance, gaming, municipal issues, telecommunications and transportation.

He currently serves as General Counsel to the Illinois Republican Party, a post he has maintained for the past several election cycles.


B.S., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois


Republican National Lawyers Association, Board of Governors

Chicago Bar Association Election Law Past Committee Chairman

Illinois State Bar Association

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Illinois