James A. Erwin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Chicago, IL

Erwin Law LLC
4043 North Ravenswood Ave, Suite 208
Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: 773-966-0156
Fax: 773-525-0154
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Real Estate: Business (40%), Business/Corporate (30%), Estate Planning & Probate (20%), Bankruptcy: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

James A. Erwin, the founding partner of Erwin Law provides distinguished legal services to the Chicago community in the areas of real estate, business, estate planning and bankruptcy. With a specific focus on real estate and entrepreneurial business, Mr. Erwin’s clients include those involved with both commercial and residential real estate development, investment and management, as well as those who are contemplating the start of new ventures.

After earning a B.A. in business administration in 1989 from Lake Forest College in Illinois, Mr. Erwin attended DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. Subsequent to being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1992, he attended Chicago-Kent College of Law and was awarded a Master of Law degree in taxation in 1996. Mr. Erwin was admitted to practice in Illinois in 1992, and he is additionally admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of numerous local, state and national bar associations.

Mr. Erwin brings a very client-centric approach to his practice. In addition to his deep commitment and passion to win each case he undertakes, he believes clients should understand the reasoning and actions taken on their behalf. Mr. Erwin takes the time to get to know his clients, which allows him to better understand their needs and ultimately provide a better and more complete service.

Believing in the importance of giving back, Mr. Erwin is involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors in his community. Included among these are the Lane Tech 2nd Century Foundation, the Merit School of Music and Welles Park (Chicago) Little League Baseball.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Real Estate: Business
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Bankruptcy: Business
Focus Areas

Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Contracts, Business Organizations, Estate Planning, Living Wills, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Bankruptcy Law, Credit Repair


1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

About James A. Erwin

Admitted: 1992, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://erwinlawfirm.com/attorneys/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Welles Park (Chicago) Little League Baseball
  • Merit School of Music
  • Lane Tech 2nd Century Foundation

Educational Background

  • Masters in Tax Law (LL.M.) at Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1996
  • Lake Forest College in 1989 with a B.A. in Business Administration

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States Supreme Court, 1997
  • Bar of the United States Tax Court, 1996
  • Illinois, 1992
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Office Location for James A. Erwin

4043 North Ravenswood Ave
Suite 208
Chicago, IL 60613

Phone: 773-966-0156

Fax: 773-525-0154

Last Updated: 12/9/2020

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