• J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • St. George's College, Weybridge, England

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1996

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court (S.D. of IL)
  • U.S. District Court (C.D. of IL)
  • U.S. District Court (N.D. of IL)

John M. O'Driscoll


2600 East 107th Street
Suite 100
Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440
T 630.343.5209
F 630.783.1271


John M. O’Driscoll is based out of the firm’s Bolingbrook office. His practice includes representing companies and individuals in business disagreements and providing general counsel services to local governmental bodies such as municipalities, school districts and park districts. John handles a wide variety of disputes such as business litigation, breaches of contract, construction issues, employment disputes, property damage, tort liability defense, labor negotiations, internet defamation, ordinance violations, “sunshine laws” compliance, professional negligence matters and complex litigation.


Prior to joining Tressler in 1999, John was an attorney with Craig and Craig. John has been selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers® every year since 2012 and in Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars® from 2008 to 2011. He has also been recognized as a "Leading Lawyer" by the Leading Lawyers® Network. In 2010, John received the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s President’s Award for his exceptional service, dedication and significant contributions to the IDC and its President. In 2011, he was named a recipient of the IDC Meritorious Service Award for his outstanding service as co-chair of the IDC Commercial Litigation Committee.


John is a regular author and presenter on various local government law and corporate law topics. For instance, John has spoken on the topic of “Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege for In-House Counsel” before a Fortune 500 company’s corporate law department. He is also the author and editor of the firm’s Local Government Law monthly newsletter. 


  • “Board Members Should Talk More! Open Meetings Act Violation for Failure to Provide a Sufficient Public Recital of the Key Facts of an Agenda Item Before Voting,” ISBA’s Local Government Law Section Newsletter, February 2017
  • “Survey of Local Government Law Cases,” co-author, IDC Survey of Law, 2012-2017
    "A Primer on Defenses in Section 1983 and Police Liability Civil Actions," IDC Quarterly, Fourth Quarter 2015
  • "No Monkey Business with the Scope of the Tort Immunity Act's Coverage," IDC Local Government Law Committee Newsletter, 2015
  • Chapter 4, Municipal Litigation, “Illinois Municipal Law Series,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2015 Edition
  • Park District chapter, “Illinois Special District Series,” co-author, published by Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2014 Edition
  • Enforcement of Arbitration Provisions, “The Arbitration Process,”published as the Business Law Committee’s Special Feature Article in the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s IDC Quarterly, Third Quarter 2012
  • “Balancing First Amendment Rights with the Interests of Public Employers: The Origins and Legacy of Garcetti v. Ceballos," IDC Quarterly, August 2012
  • “Guide To Illinois Sunshine Laws,” Illinois Association of Park Districts, 2012
  • “Sudden burst of FOIA binding opinions from the Public Access Counselor,” Illinois State Bar Association’s Local Government Law newsletter, March 14, 2012 (Vol. 48, No. 6)
  • Survey of Municipal Law Cases, published by the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, 2012
  • Chapter 9, Park Districts, “Illinois Special District Series” published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2009 Edition, Updated 2014
  • “The Struggle Over Selective Waiver and the Production of Confidential Information to the Government,” IDC Quarterly, May 2008


  • "Ethics Laws: What Local Government Board Members and Employees Must Know," Tressler Governing with Confidence, Chicago, May 28, 2015

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • DRI, Member, Commercial Litigation Committee and Professional Liability Committee
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Member; Local Government Law Committee, 2013-2017 Chair; (former Chair of Spring Seminar and Business Law Committees)
  • Illinois Municipal League, Member, Home Rule Attorneys Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, Local Government Law Section Council
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association, Member
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee, Former Member
  • Oswego Community Unit School District 308’s Board of Education, Former Member

Community Involvement

  • Chicago District Tennis Association, Director, Board of Chicago Tennis Patrons
    (This is the primary funding arm of the Chicago District Tennis Association. This volunteer organization raises funds to enable underserved minorities to receive free tennis lessons, scholarships and grants.)
  • Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce, Former Officer & Director on the Board
  • Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital Foundation, Former Member, Finance Committee
John M. O'Driscoll
Tressler LLP
2600 East 107th Street
Suite 100
Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440
Phone 630.343.5209
Fax 630.783.1271