Title: Attorney (Retired)
Company: Cook County’s Assessor’s Office
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Thomas Jaconetty, Retired Attorney at Law, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the legal field.
Supported by an impressive educational background, Mr. Jaconetty first received a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science, with honors, from Loyola University in 1975. Soon thereafter, he earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Northwestern University in 1978. Mr. Jaconetty was later admitted to practice in Illinois, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
A certified review appraiser and certified valuation consultant, he contributed as a deputy assessor for valuation and appeals for the Cook County Assessor’s Office from 2010 until his retirement in 2018. Prior to these appointments, he worked with the Cook County Board of Tax Appeals for 29 years, in the capacity of a commissioner, chief deputy commissioner, and assistant commissioner. Earlier in his career, he was an adjunct professor at John Marshall Law School as well as an administrative assistant at the Chicago Department of Aviation.
To remain aware of changes in the legal field, Mr. Jaconetty maintains affiliation with the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and the International Association of Assessing Officers, among others. Devoted to his community, he also enjoyed volunteering as a history lecturer at grammar and high schools and mentoring junior high and high school students with historical research projects. A respected voice in the field, Mr. Jaconetty has served as an assistant editor and indexer of Corwin on the Constitution and has contributed several articles that were published in professional journals, as well as several book chapters.
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