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John F. Etzkorn


Legal Experience

A Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney, Mr. Etzkorn conducts ERISA litigation for employee benefit funds in both the federal and state courts. He applies his special expertise to commercial law issues including business organization, bankruptcy, bond claims, mechanics liens on construction projects, secured loans, actions to foreclose upon collateral, and real estate transactions. Mr. Etzkorn is also delinquency and real estate counsel to several multi-employer funds.

Mr. Etzkorn joined Arnold and Kadjan in 1981. Prior to this, he was an associate at the firm of DeHann & Richter, specializing in business, commercial, construction and real estate law. He began his legal career in 1976 as a Special Assistant Attorney General I the Welfare Litigation Unit, representing the Illinois Department of Public Aid, Comptroller and Treasurer in the federal and state courts.

Bar Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Bar Associations and Other Memberships

Chicago Bar Association


IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1976
University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, M.A., 1970
University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, B.A. 1965


AV-rated (highest possible rating) by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system