Lawrence M. Lusk, Of Counsel
Lawrence became of counsel to the firm in August 2004. Lawrence’s practice focuses on both residential and commercial real estate transactions with a concentration in municipal code compliance and zoning issues. Lawrence represents property owners, developers in all types of zoning matters from amendments to the zoning ordinance, variances and administrative adjustments. He also defends clients who face charges of code and compliance violations at administrative hearings and in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Lawrence has been called upon to serve in numerous government positions relating to real estate including Staff Attorney in the Code Enforcement Bureau for the City of Chicago Department of Buildings and Administrative Law Judge for the City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings. For over eight years, as an Administrative Law Judge, Lawrence presided over thousands of hearings regarding violations of the City of Chicago building, zoning, environmental, health and transportation ordinances. With this vast experience, Lawrence is able to advise clients who find themselves entangled in various government actions at all levels.
Lawrence graduated from Chicago’s St. Xavier University and Loyola University School of Law. While in school, he interned in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. There, Lawrence was awarded the William J. Campbell Award for the outstanding intern in the Federal Defender Program. Lawrence is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.