Taft attorney Jonathan B. Amarilio was named one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch” for 2018 by the Law Bulletin, publisher of Chicago Lawyer magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Amarilio, a partner in the Appellate Litigation group, was selected from more than 1,200 nominations from across the state. This honor is bestowed on fewer than 1% of all attorneys in Illinois and is based on peer and client recommendations, as well as the attorney’s track record as a legal professional.
“Jon approaches client relationships, the law, and community leadership with insight and maturity beyond his years,” said Paul Jenson, Partner-in-Charge of Taft’s Chicago office. “We’re thrilled to see him recognized for his contributions to the legal profession and community.”
As a member of Taft’s Litigation practice, Amarilio focuses on civil appellate litigation and critical motion practice. He has experience representing individuals, small businesses, state and local governments and a number of Fortune 500 companies before state and federal appellate courts, primarily the Illinois Appellate Court, the Illinois Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.
Amarilio is currently Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section and sits on the CBA’s Board of Managers. He also is a member of the Board of Directors for Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth and served as a Vice Chair for the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Investing in Justice Campaign (2016, 2017). In 2018, Amarilio received the Chicago Bar Association President’s Award for Service to the Bar. He is the host of the CBA’s podcast “@theBar,” a contributor to the Illinois Appellate Lawyer Association’s blog “The Brief,” and regularly publishes on appellate topics.