Angelo Tzivas represents individuals, corporations, municipalities, and school districts. His practice includes civil litigation, in addition to advisory and transactional work. Angelo practices in the areas of labor and employment, school law, corporate, administrative law, civil rights, consumer protection, construction, real estate, insurance coverage, trademarks, and general liability. Angelo has successfully litigated cases in various courthouses throughout the State of Illinois, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, before the Illinois Civil Service Commission, before the Illinois Court of Claims, and in arbitration.
Prior to joining the firm, Angelo spent nearly four years serving as an Assistant Attorney General, where he oversaw all aspects of litigation, including investigating individuals and corporations, drafting pleadings, evidentiary hearings, motion practice, discovery, arbitrations, trials, and dozens of favorable settlement negotiations. Angelo also conducted legal and legislative research, drafted motions and legal briefs, advised clients, and successfully argued on behalf of clients.
Angelo has prosecuted statutory compliance violations of various Illinois labor laws, including the Minimum Wage Law, the Wage Payment and Collection Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Prevailing Wage Act. Additionally, Angelo has managed a high-volume post-judgment litigation and collections proceedings caseload, which included investigating individuals and corporations, analyzing financial statements, and determining ability to pay. Angelo also has experience defending clients in actions involving civil rights and administrative review law.
Angelo received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, formerly known as the John Marshall Law School (“JMLS”), in December, 2017. While at JMLS, Angelo served as Vice President of the Student Bar Association, Class Representative, Chicago Bar Association Representative, Treasurer of Phi Alpha Delta, President of the Hellenic Law Students Association, and Member of the Student Advisory Board. Angelo also served as a legal skills teaching assistant to Professor Joanne S. Hodge, where he coached first year law students in oral argument skills. Angelo also served at the law school’s Veterans Legal Support Center and Clinic, where he represented the legal interests of veterans. Additionally, Angelo spent three semesters working as a Supreme Court Rule 711-licensed law clerk at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, where he conducted trials, drafted briefs, drafted and argued motions in court, and conducted discovery.
Angelo received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois Chicago (“UIC”), in May, 2014. While at UIC, Angelo was elected to serve as Speaker of the Assembly of the Undergraduate Student Government, where he represented the interests of over 16,000 undergraduate students. At UIC, Angelo also served as Co-President of the Hellenic Students Association, Vice President of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Member of the UIC Student Conduct Board, and Member of the UIC Faculty Senate. In 2014, Angelo was inducted into the prestigious University of Illinois Alumni Association Activities Honorary Society, and was also awarded the Chancellor’s Student Service Award.
- University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, J.D.
- University of Illinois Chicago, B.A.
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Honorable Judge Anthony C. Kyriakopoulos
- Honorable Judge Anna H. Demacopoulos
- Hellenic Bar Association, Director
- UIC Alumni Board, Member