John F. Early

John F. Early

Managing Partner since 1981
Elgin, Illinois

JOHN F. EARLY received his Bachelor of Arts in 1968 and law degree from the University of Illinois in 1971. He maintains a general practice with emphasis on college and university Law, strict liability, chancery and business litigation, business formation and operating problems, and residential, commercial and investment real estate. John is a former Assistant State's Attorney in Kane County. He served as the Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President and President of the Kane County Bar Association (1997-2003). He also served in the assembly and committees of the Illinois State Bar Association. He is a member of the Kane County and the Illinois State Bar Associations. He also includes among his clientele, Elgin Community College.

Areas of Practice

  • General Law
  • College and University Law
  • Strict Liability
  • Chancery and Business Litigation
  • Business Formation and Operating Problems
  • Residential, Commercial and Investment Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1971
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1985


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1971
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1968

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kane County Bar Association, Member, 1973 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1971 - Present
  • Federal Trial Bar, Member
  • Well Child Conference, 1990 - 1993
  • Kane County Bar Association, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Kane County Bar Association, Vice President
  • Kane County Bar Association, President


  • Sigma Phi Epsilon