Kathleen Field Orr & Associates

About Us

Phone: 312-382-2113

Fax: 312-382-2127

E-mail: kfo@kfoassoc.com

KATHLEEN FIELD ORR is the managing partner of the law firm of Kathleen Field Orr & Associates, focusing in the area of local government law.  During the course of her practice of over forty (40) years, Ms. Orr has concentrated in the area of municipal law and municipal finance.  She has worked extensively in economic development, dealing with innovative financial incentive programs pertaining to residential, commercial, recreational and industrial development.  She is currently a member and has served as Chairperson of the Local Government Section Council of the Illinois Bar Association, and is an active member of the Illinois Tax Increment Association and the Illinois Municipal League.  In addition to serving as Special Counsel to approximately 40 municipalities in the State of Illinois, she has served as the Village Attorney of the Village of Park Forest, the Village of Matteson, City Attorney of the City of Calumet City, and Corporation Counsel of the City of Chicago Heights.  She is currently serving as City Attorney of the United City of Yorkville, and Village Attorney of the Village of West Dundee, the Village of Carbon Cliff, and the Village of Villa Park. She continues to serve the Park Forest Housing Authority since its organization in 1988; the Berwyn 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone Board since its inception in 1987; and, the Park Forest Public Library since 1979.


JAMES W. BINNINGER is an associate with the law firm of Kathleen Field Orr and Associates.  Mr. Binninger received his Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University School of law and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a concentration in Urban Affairs from Northern Illinois University.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Binninger was the in-house Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Elgin and the Village Attorney for the Village of Hanover Park, Illinois for the last 28 years.  During his time with the Village of Hanover Park he was involved in the creation of Village TIF districts, various redevelopment agreements and a broad range of municipal legal issues.  He has continued his municipal law practice at the firm with an emphasis on tax increment financing.  He currently serves as the Village Attorney of Berkeley, Illinois.  He has been a frequent speaker regarding building codes and property maintenance, zoning, subdivision controls, land use and liability issues of public employees.



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