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Joseph F. Spitzzeri is the co-chair of Johnson & Bell’s Construction and Employment groups. He focuses his practice on construction, municipal liability, employment liability and defense issues.

Mr. Spitzzeri represents contractors and employees before the Inspector General for the City of Chicago and State of Illinois, defends Fair Labor Standard Act cases and also defends Welfare & Pension Fund Contribution Deficiency cases.

Mr. Spitzzeri previously worked as an Illinois Assistant Attorney General, trying numerous cases in several circuit courts throughout Illinois. He has also tried cases in the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, including two class actions.

An avid writer and speaker, Mr. Spitzzeri represents Security and Loss Prevention Consultants in litigation and regularly presents at the International Risk Management Institute’s Construction Risk Conference on topics such as Additional Insured Endorsements, Interacting with OSHA, and Contractual Risk Transfer. His peers have noted his success as a trial attorney by honoring him with an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Spitzzeri is a member the American, Illinois, Cook County and Kane County Bar Associations, and the Illinois Wind Working Group. He is also a member of the Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates - Chicago and the Illinois Chapter of the United States Green Building Council.

Mr. Spitzzeri has been appointed to the Construction Management Association of America Legal Counsel Committee. He has also served as president and chairman of several societies, including, most recently, the Kane County Justinian Society of Lawyers.