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BISHOP & LAFORTE, LTD.'s mission is to obtain the best results for our clients at a lower cost than that charged by larger law firms encumbered with excessive overhead and staff.

Our firm is experienced enough to handle a variety of legal concerns, but small enough to render personalized service with the best possible results in an effective, efficient, and economical manner.
Our hard-working attorneys are devoted to assisting our clients with all types of businesses, from small, family-owned companies to large, publicly-traded corporations. We also assist individuals seeking to secure financial futures for themselves and their families. Our attorneys have made new law in State and Federal courts, structured multi-million dollar real estate transactions, successfully handled many multi-million dollar civil lawsuits, and represented large businesses with a host of legal concerns.

We also routinely handle estate planning and taxation concerns in our quest to maximize our clients' wealth.

Our attorneys also participate in and lecture on substantive legal concerns. Our firm offers clients a complete range of legal services. Our diverse practice encompasses most areas of the law, including; 

  1. Employment
  2. Benefits
  3. Trusts and Estates
  4. Tax
  5. Municipal issues.
  6. Construction Management
  7. Litigation
    •    Personal injury
    •    Wrongful death
    •    Nursing home injury litigation
    •    Dram shop
    •    Business 
    •    Construction
    •    Intellectual property
  8. Administrative
  9. Business
    • Corporate and partnership
    • Real estate and tax-exempt organizations


The present partnership traces its roots to the professional corporation of Bishop & Crawford, Ltd., started in 1965 in Chicago.

Through the years, the firm has produced a United States District Court judge, a Cook County Circuit Court judge, a Will County Circuit Court judge, and a law school dean.

Bishop & LaForte, LTD. and George F. LaForte, Jr. are perennially rated as possessing
"the highest preeminence for legal ability and general standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence"
in a non-partisan publication. The firm and George F. LaForte, Jr. also qualify each year to be included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers of Martindale-Hubbell. Fewer than 8% of all law firms qualify and are included in the Bar Register.
We are centrally located in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, a 30-minute drive to the courts located in Chicago and Wheaton, Illinois and a short drive to the Will and Kane County court houses.