Early, Tousey, Wlodek, Wong & Early, LLP

Comprehensive Legal Representation In Northern Illinois

PLEASE NOTE: To protect our staff and your safety in response to the threats of COVID-19, our office is currently available by appointment only and closed to the general public. We will continue to work diligently with you to avoid interruption, as much as possible, for your legal proceeding. We are also offering meetings via telephone and at the office -while observing social distancing protocol. If you need to drop off or pick up documents, please call to discuss options. Our staff will continue our normal business hours of 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. Please contact us at: 847-697-6770.
Thank you and we hope you and your loved ones stay happy and healthy!

John F. Early
  • Managing Partner, 1981


Elgin, IL





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 - 00/1968

Professional Associations and Memberships

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


  • Sigma Phi Epsilon

Contact Our Firm


Early, Tousey, Wlodek, Wong & Early, LLP

2400 Big Timber Road
Suite 201A
Elgin, IL 60124

Phone: 847-697-6770
Fax: 847-697-1150