New Lenox


Joseph Giamanco

Joseph Paul Giamanco


General Litigation Profile

  • Over 50 Jury Trials, serving as lead or sole trial counsel in all but 2 of those cases, dozens of additional bench trials
  • Over 1,000 mandatory arbitration hearings
  • Prosecution of personal injury cases involving auto accidents, medical malpractice and premises liability cases
  • Prosecution and defense of contract cases and those seeking a declaration of rights under a contract
  • Prosecution and defense of quasi contract, replevin and conversion actions
  • Prosecution and defense of uninsured and underinsured motorist claims
  • Defense of auto accidents involving both claimed injuries and property damage
  • Prosecution and defense of premises liability, slip and fall, and dram shop cases involving claimed injuries
  • Defense of DUI's, misdemeanors, traffic tickets, and violations of municipal ordinances
  • Representation of the land owner in Eminent Domain (Land Take) cases seeking reasonable just compensation
  • Prosecution and defense of mechanic's liens
  • Prosecution of cases involving the Illinois AIDS Confidentiality Act
  • Has handled cases in the following Illinois counties:
    Cook, Will, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Kankakee, DeKalb, Kendall, Winnebago, Jackson, Effingham, Grundy, LaSalle, Boone, Stephenson, Jo Daviess, Livingston, Jefferson, Peoria, Rock Island, and Mclean.

Professional Affiliation

Prior Attorney Positions

  • Stride, Craddock & Stride: 2002 - 2006

Law Degree

  • 2002: J.D.: DePaul University College of Law
  • CALI Award for Outstanding Performance in the class room for the DePaul Death Penalty Clinic
  • Assisted as a law clerk in the defense of former Illinois death row inmate Madison Hobley, who was ultimately pardoned by Governor George Ryan
  • 2000 Study Abroad - Berlin, Germany; Humboldt University in coordination with Tulane University; Certified Mediator with Advanced Study in Negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers, Law School Chapter President
  • Moot Court Trial Team

Undergraduate Degree

  • 1999: B.A.: University of Denver, Denver Colorado
  • Majors: Political Science and Sociology
  • Minor: Leadership Studies
  • President of the Student Body
  • Theta Chi Fraternity, Gamma Lambda Chapter, Founding Father
  • 1998 Study Abroad - Sarajevo, Bosnia; Internship with the International Federation of the Red Cross

Volunteer and Community Involvement

Current Town of Residence

Home Town