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O'Driscoll, John M. Partner

O'Driscoll, John M. Partner

Practice Focus

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.

Professional Background

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.

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



  • "Collections, Bankruptcy, Identity Protection, and Consumer vs. Business", 2018 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference, Lake Erie, January 19, 2018
  • “Police Liability Claims From Start to Finish,” National Business Institute Seminar, Naperville, March 9, 2018
  • “Ethics Laws: What Local Government Board Members and Employees Must Know,” Tressler’s Governing With Confidence, Chicago, May 28, 2015
  • “Ethics for Illinois Park Commissioners,” IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference, Chicago, January 22, 2015
  • “Governmental Entity Rights & Responsibilities,” Concealed Carry in Illinois Seminar, Chicago, October 30, 2014
  • “Ethics and Gift Ban Best Practices,” 101st Annual Conference of the Illinois Municipal League, Chicago, September 18, 2014
  • “Ethics Laws: A Primer for Municipal Officials,” 100th Annual Conference of the Illinois Municipal League, Chicago, October 18, 2013
  • “Ethics Law,” Tressler’s Governing with Confidence, Rosemont, Ill., May 17, 2013
  • “Tort Liability in Public Works,” Chicago Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association’s Annual Education Update, April 25, 2013