Piccione, Keeley & Associates Ltd.

Piccione, Keeley & Associates Ltd.

Piccione (pronounced peh chone ee) Keeley was founded in 1982 by John J. Piccione and Patrick C. Keeley.

Firm Overview

Our head office is located across from the DuPage County Court Complex. Our practice includes a broad spectrum of legal services provided throughout the entire Chicago metropolitan area, nationally and internationally, with a concentration in complex transactions and litigation.

The firm combines the traditional expertise of large firms with the personal involvement found in smaller to midsize practices.

Main Office

Main Office
122 C. S. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton IL 60187



Personal Injury

The law office of Piccione, Keeley & Associates Ltd. will represent your personal injury legal matters.

The law office of Piccione, Keeley & Associates Ltd. will represent your personal injury legal matters.


Piccione, Keeley & Associates Ltd.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, July 15, 1952; admitted to bar 1979, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1982, U.S. Supreme Court; admitted pro hac vice in a number of major State and Federal jurisdictions throughout the United States. Co-Founder of the firm.

EDUCATION: University of Illinois (B.S., 1974; M.B.A., 1976); Loyola University (J.D., 1979). Phi Beta Kappa; Phi KappaPhi. Recipient, University of Illinois, 1970-1974.

MEMBER: Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois State and American Bar Associations; Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

PRACTICE AREAS: Complex Litigation including Injunctions, Complex National and International Transactions, Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Formations and Strategic Planning and Counseling, Joint Ventures and Partnering Transactions, Civil Litigation and Appeals, Business and Commercial Law, Employment Disputes (including restrictive covenants), Eminent Domain Litigation, Real Estate Development, Banking, Intellectual Property Transactions, Computer and Technology Litigation.

PRO BONO: I serve as President of the St. Charles Country Club, as Chair of the Board of Directors of my university fraternity and Trustee at David Kinnley Foundation.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: I am a businessman with an M.B.A. as well as an attorney. I get it legal services are not an end in themselves, they are merely a means to an end. It is no victory to spend millions to win a case worth half that much. The world's most perfect contract is of no value if you can't convince anyone to sign it, or if it doesn't address the business issues as well as the legal. I make it my mission to personally ensure we hire only lawyers who also understand it.

PERSONAL: Married to wife Kim, with one son, Michael.

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Tae Kwon Do, fine dining and wines, my watch collection and exotic cars.

MEMORABLE TRANSACTION: A complex Multi-Million dollar sale of an international business to a large international, publicly-held company. It involved difficult negotiations relating to the capital stock and the lease of real estate in multiple jurisdictions in the United States, Austria, and China.

MEMORABLE LITIGATION: Defense of a complex multi-party trademark law suit. The Plaintiffs were represented by top-tier firms headquarters in New York and Chicago with litigation styles as vicious and aggressive as they come. After prosecuting a novel antitrust claim against the world's largest technology company, we obtained the dismissal we were seeking.

MEMORABLE TRANSACTION WITH LITIGATION: We assisted in a hostile takeover of a VC-controlled company that resulted in the client retaking control of the company which clients were instrumental in establishing. In the process, we were forced to file and settle a lawsuit. We were told it couldn't be done.


Loyola University
Juris Doctorate,