After graduating law school and receiving valuable training working as an intern for two civil court Judges, Mr. Kottaras began working with a local law firm, where he honed his litigation skills, mostly representing real estate developers and personal injury clients. Dissatisfied with the areas of practice of the firm, he decided to leave and open his own firm. Our Law Office first opened its doors in the Chicago-Loop (near Madison & LaSalle St.) in 1993, and has been in continuous operation ever since. After moving to our current location (near Washington & LaSalle St.), Mr. Kottaras became the general counsel for a local real estate developer and owner of several Chicago-Loop office/commercial buildings, where he further honed his skills in real estate leasing, litigation and transactional law. After the developer retired, Mr. Kottaras became a fully-independent practitioner. Since then, we have been providing clients with the most competent and insightful legal representation in eviction cases, real estate leasing and transactions and real estaterelated litigation. Mr. Kottaras is also a licensed Real Estate Broker and Title Agent for Chicago Title Insurance (CTI) and Professional National Title Insurance (PNTN) and has represented sellers and buyers in numerous closings in Chicago and throughout suburban Cook County, Illinois.
- 1997 Licensed Real Estate Broker (IL & IN)
- 1993 Established Law Office f James Kottaras, PC
- 1989-93 Associate Attorney, Schluyer & Assoc, PC (Lemont, IL)
- 1990 Admitted to US District Court, Northern District of IL Bar
- 1990 Admitted to Illinois State Bar
- 1989 Juris Doctor, Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN)
- 1989 Law Clerk, Judge James Krajewski (Crown Point, IN)
- 1988 Law Clerk, Judge James Danikolas (Gary, IN)
- 1986 B.A., Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
Chicago Bar Association (CBA) Lawyer Referral Service
American Association Of Retired Persons (AARP) Legal Services Network
Seak (Physician's Group) Lawyer Referral Service
Title Agent for Professional National Title Network (PNTN)
Title Agent for Chicago Title Insurance Company
President & CEO of Agent Title, Inc.
President & CEO of Agent Realty, Inc.