James V. Ferolo graduated from Northwestern University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree double majoring in Economics and Political Science. He was recognized for academic excellence in Political Science earning membership into Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society). He received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University School of Law in 1992. While attending law school, Mr. Ferolo was a member of the Dean's List, served on the staff of the Loyola University Chicago Tax Reporter, and was named a Semi-Finalist in the Loyola University Intra-School Moot Court Competition. During his third year in law school, Mr. Ferolo served as a Judicial Extern for United States District Court Judge James Alesia and as a Student Intern in the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois.
Mr. Ferolo focuses on the representation of local governmental entities, municipal redevelopment, real estate issues, library law, governmental litigation, and general corporate matters at Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd. Mr. Ferolo was admitted to the bar of the State of Illinois in 1992. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. He has been admitted to the bars of the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Illinois Municipal League
- Contributing author to the firm’s manual entitled "Handbook on Practice and Procedure in Police and Fire Disciplinary Matters".
- Contributing author to the firm’s manual entitled "Manual on Conflicts of Interest and Liability of Local Elected Officials".
- Contributing author to the firm’s manual entitled “Manual on Illinois Sunshine Laws”.
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
- Co-author of the chapter on "Municipal Finance and Taxation"
- Illinois Municipal League, spoken on a variety of topics such as conflicts of interest, municipal liability, litigation, special service areas, annexation and boundary agreements, and referendums.