Attorney John N. Rooks
Experienced Illinois Lawyer Serving Grundy County - Kendall
County -LaSalle County - Will County
John Rooks is Of Counsel and has practiced law since 1973. He started his career as an
estate, trust, and tax lawyer with The Northern Trust Company
in Chicago, nationally known for its wealth management services.
John joined the law firm in 1976 and since that time has served
the needs of his clients with skill and compassion in diverse
matters. These include estate
planning; probate and trust administration and taxation;
forming corporations and other business entities; counseling
business owners and individuals; and handling real estate transactions,
zoning matters, and commercial, industrial and residential development.
John is a graduate of New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. He received
his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from DePauw University,
Greencastle, Indiana in 1970 and his J.D. Degree from Washington
University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri in 1973.
John believes that attorneys have an obligation to volunteer
their skills to their communities. Mr. Rooks has served on the
Boards of the Grundy County Chapter of the American Red Cross,
Morris Elementary School District #54, Morris Downtown
Development Partnership, Inc., Morris Progress, LLC, the Grundy
County Chamber of Commerce, and on the Administrative Council and the Board of Trustees of First United
Methodist Church, Morris, Illinois. In addition, John is a member of
the American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association
and is a member and past President of the Grundy County Bar Association.
John has successfully developed, operated, and sold rental
properties, residential and commercial subdivisions, and
commercial speculative buildings in Morris, Illinois. John’s
father was a lawyer and John and his wife, Mary, reside in
Morris, Illinois and have two grown sons, both lawyers.
We can accommodate urgent matters, and new clients are always welcome.
For an appointment, please call us at our Morris office, located
Hynds, Rooks, Yohnka & Bzdill
105 West Main Street
P.O. Box 685
Morris, IL 60450
Telephone: (815) 942-0049