Partner: Family Law
- Admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1970
- Law Degree from John Marshall Law School
Ray Massucci has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since 1978 and is experienced in all areas of family law litigation from pre-trial to appeals. Ray brings a wealth of experience to his clients when identifying the marital estate, valuing it, negotiating, and, when necessary, litigating for an equitable division. His cases involve complicated business interests, real estate, and investments. Ray carefully guides his clients to resolve all of the tough decisions required during the divorce process.
Ray has been licensed to practice law since 1970. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, obtaining that designation in 1984. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, and Northwest Suburban Bar Association. He has lectured at Illinois Continuing Legal Education seminars held in conjunction with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and at Lake County Bar Association Family Law seminars. He has lectured on various topics including: maintenance, dissipation, and property valuations. He is a Certified Mediator and has represented children as a Child’s Representative and Guardian Ad Litem.
He has an AV Preeminent highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards since 1986. He has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers for the years 2008 through the present. Ray has been a member of the Leading Lawyers Network from 2003 through the present.
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Associates: Family Law
- Admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1994
- Law Degree from DePaul University
Lisa is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County, and Jefferson Inn of the American Inns of Court.
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Anthony F. Calzaretta
Tony has extensive experience in representing both men and women in all areas of Family Law including Custody Disputes, Child Support, Visitation, Removal from the State of Illinois, Adoption, Domestic Violence, Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Property Settlements. Tony is both a Guardian Ad Litem and a Certified Mediator.
Tony is a member of the Board of Governors for the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and the Co-Chairperson of the Bar Association’s Matrimonial Law Committee for whom he organizes as well as lectures at seminars highlighting domestic relations, judges, custody evaluators, mediators, private investigators, financial planners and real estate professionals, in an effort to provide information and education to attorneys and clients alike. Tony counsels his clients to prepare to deal with what is often a very trying time and focuses on how to best insulate the children from the process.
Tony uses his litigation skills in providing a defense for those clients that have been accused of both misdemeanors and felonies. Tony has extensive experience in contract negotiation, corporate formation and residential and commercial real estate transactions, including negotiations with architects, general contractors, municipalities, brokers, syndicators and financial institutions.
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Partner: Criminal Law
- Admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1973
- Law Degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Ernie has been a lifelong resident of the northwest suburbs of Chicago, including graduating from Prospect High School, followed by his undergraduate education at Western Illinois University. Previous to his distinguished career as a lawyer, Ernie was a teacher in the Mount Prospect Public Schools, District 57.
The focus of Ernie’s career has been criminal defense law. He began his career as an Assistant State’s Attorney at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in the Criminal Division. Since 1977, he has also served as legal counsel and prosecutor for the Village of Arlington Heights.
Ernie has become well known within the Illinois legal community for his professional achievements and awards, many of them through peer review of the Criminal Defense Bar. He has also received the highest possible rating in ability and legal standards from Martindale-Hubbell® every year from 2009-2014.
Ernie has been on the faculty of the National Judicial College at the University of Nevada for national judicial training. He has also served the Circuit Court of Cook County for judicial training seminars, as well as the Illinois Traffic Institute at Bradley University. He is a frequent lecturer at the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education and is the co-editor and author of “Defending DUI Related Cases” for the IICLE. In 2004, the Institute named these books the “publication of the year.” He has also authored articles on Illinois municipal law and other criminal law topics. Ernie has been a program speaker at the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and other numerous local and county bar associations.
Ernie’s accomplishments and advocacy have earned him much recognition. In 2013, he was named to the as part of the prestigious “Top Lawyers in Chicago.” In 2005, he was name the Illinois Crime Commission’s Municipal Attorney of the Year. He has also served on the Illinois Supreme Court’s Advisory Commission on the evaluation and performance of Illinois judges. He was appointed by the Governor of Illinois to serve on a special commission to review Judicial Merit Selection. In 2007-2008, he was named to “Who’s Who in American Law.”
Ernie has been President of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, which additionally honored him in 2006 with its Award of Professional Excellence. He also was named to the Western Illinois University Alumni Hall of Fame, having earlier received the honor for the Alumni Achievement Award. Additionally, he has been named to the “Leading Illinois Attorneys” since 1995.
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Of Counsel: Criminal Law
- Admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1989
- Law Degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 1986, Scott attended IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Upon law school graduation, Scott accepted an associate position handling insurance defense matters with a large Chicago-based litigation law firm. Seeking more trial work and wanting to engage in public service, Scott joined the State’s Attorney’s Office of Cook County in 1991. In 1994, he became a Felony Trial Assistant in the Cook County Criminal Courts located at 2650 S. California. He became a First Chair in the Felony Trial Division in 1997. While a Felony Trial Assistant, Scott handled the most serious of violent crimes and gained extensive experience in trying numerous felony bench trials and jury trials to verdict. Scott left the State’s Attorney’s Office in 1999 to enter private practice.
In private practice, Scott has handled both civil and criminal matters. Since 2002, he has exclusively focused on criminal defense matters. He practices in Cook, Lake, McHenry, and DuPage counties. He has successfully defended numerous matters ranging from traffic, misdemeanors, and DUIs to the most serious felonies, including property crimes, drug offenses, violent crimes, and homicides.
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Elizabeth Hantzos Finn
- Admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1988
- Law Degree from John Marshall Law School
After graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1984 with a double major in Education and Criminal Justice, Elizabeth attended the John Marshall Law School.
Upon law school graduation, Elizabeth sought a career which involved both public service and criminal trial experience; she accepted a position with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant State’s Attorney, Elizabeth had numerous responsibilities which included supervising the collection and analysis of evidence, drafting briefs presented to the Illinois State Appellate Court, and supervising 16 misdemeanor Assistant State’s Attorneys handling their courtroom assignments and overseeing every aspect of their responsibilities, as well as providing them legal guidance and trial strategies. While with the State’s Attorney’s Office, she gained extensive experience in the litigation of all traffic related matters including Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol offenses and associated Statutory Summary Suspension matters. In 1999, Elizabeth became a Felony Trial Assistant in the Felony Trial Division. In that assignment, she tried numerous felony bench and jury trials to verdict and achieved a 100% conviction rate on her felony jury trials. Elizabeth was responsible for the successful prosecution of over 2500 felony criminal cases.
Elizabeth entered private practice in 2007. Her areas of concentration include criminal defense law, real estate transactions, estate planning, and contractual matters. Elizabeth has successfully defended traffic, misdemeanor, and felony cases, including numerous Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Statutory Summary Suspension matters. She has successfully closed hundreds of real estate transactions. Elizabeth practices in Cook, Du Page, Kane, Lake, and McHenry counties.
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