ph: (312) 368-0100 | fx: (312) 368-0111
180 North LaSalle Street, Suite 3200 | Chicago, Illinois 60601

Dean J. Tatooles


Tel: (312) 368-0100
Fax: (312) 368-0111
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Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Finance and Banking
Corporate and Business
Surety Bond and Salvage

Dean’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. He has extensive experience in handling construction related disputes, including mechanic’s lien foreclosure actions, surety bond claims, and commercial and individual lending disputes. Dean’s experience also includes landlord and tenant disputes and the representation of various municipalities in the Chicagoland area.
Dean is committed to the legal profession and its continuing legal education programs. He frequently speaks at legal seminars, including recent presentations for Lorman Education Services, the National Bond Claims Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Chicago Surety Claims Association. Dean further promotes the legal profession and gives back to the community by serving as a mentor to local law students and participating as a judge in the Annual Chicago Public Schools’ Intra-City Mock Trial Competition.
The John Marshall Law School, J.D. 1998
Michigan State University, B.A. 1995
Courts and Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
District of Columbia
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
National Bond Claims Association (NBCA)
Chicago Surety Claims Association (CSCA)
Illinois Municipal League (IML)
In his spare time, Dean enjoys international travel and photography. He is a professional photographer, with clientele that span five continents.