Donald J. Storino
Donald J. Storino is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame cum laude in 1969. He graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 1973. He was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Illinois in 1973. He is principally engaged in the fields of municipal law, real estate, land use and zoning.
Mr. Storino was formerly employed by the State's Attorney of Cook County, where he was assigned to the Criminal and Civil Appellate Divisions to prepare briefs for argument before the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts. His experience in this endeavor covered a wide range of legal issues including a complex analysis of the Home Rule provision of the Illinois Constitution.
Prior to establishing the firm, Mr. Storino was an associate attorney at the Chicago law firm of Foran, Wiss & Schultz. As an attorney, he has represented the Metropolitan Sanitary District, the Chicago Transit Authority, numerous municipalities, school districts and park districts in the acquisition of real estate pursuant to their condemnation powers. He is also an experienced real estate attorney. Mr. Storino has also handled the establishment of Special Service Areas for a number of municipalities.
Mr. Storino, who is the senior partner at the firm, currently serves as the Attorney for the City of Elmhurst and Villages of Glendale Heights and South Barrington. He is personally responsible for advising those municipalities with reference to all legal matters. Mr. Storino has served as Village Attorney for the Village of Glendale Heights for the past 32 years.
Mr. Storino has provided Special Counsel services to numerous municipalities advising them on complex Tax Incremental Financing districts and related eminent domain issues.
Since his admission to the bar, Mr. Storino’s legal expertise and litigation experience have involved nearly every aspect of general practice. His particular expertise in the area of municipal law has resulted in the firm's being considered one of the leading municipal law firms in the Chicagoland area.
Mr. Storino is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Justinian Society of Lawyers, and the Illinois Institute for Local Government. He also served on the Arlington Heights Plan Commission from 1976 to 1978, and also served as President of the St. Viator High School Board of Trustees from 1995 to 1997. He was a Board Member of the Cook County Sheriff’s Merit Board from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Storino was appointed Judge of the Illinois Court of Claims on March 1, 2004. He was appointed to the University of Notre Dame Advisory Council for the Law School in May 2005.
Mr. Storino is listed in Martindale Hubbell Law Directory with a rating of AV.