Attorney Profiles

John J. Lydon

Jack Lydon concentrates his practice in commercial litigation. He principally represents financial institutions, mortgage lenders and mortgage brokers in contested mortgage foreclosures, operations, class action defense, mortgage repurchase, consumer protection, TILA, RESPA, FCRA, ECOA, Fair Housing, collection, regulatory and probate matters. He also represents other commercial entities in a variety of litigation. various not-for-profit corporations.

Jack served as the law to clerk the late Hon. Arthur L. Dunne in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, and he is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.

Jack is the former 47th Ward Democratic Ward Committeeman in the City of Chicago and current chair of the 47th Ward Judicial Recommendations Committee for the 47th Ward Regular Democratic Organization.

Jack lives in Chicago’s Ravenswood Community and is active in a number of community organizations. He is the past president and director of the Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club.  He is a director and former vice-president and treasurer of the Ravenswood Lake View Historical Association. He is a member of the Northcenter Neighbor Association and serves on its Zoning Committee. He is a member of the Ravenswood Neighbors Association, Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago, Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Ancient Order of Hiberians, Div. 32  and the Irish American Heritage Center.


  • 1985 Loyola University, B.A., History
  • 1989 DePaul University, J.D.

Court & Bar Admissions

  • 1989 Illinois
  • 1989 United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • 1997 United States Court of Federal Claims
  • 2001 United States Circuit Court for the Seventh Circuit
  • 2007 United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • 2012 Unitied States District Court for Colorado

Reported Cases & Publications

  • Casimir v. Sunrise Financial, Inc., 299 Fed.Appx.591 (7th Cir. November 14, 2008)
  • First Capital Mortg. Corp. v. Union Federal Bank of Indianapolis, 374 Ill. App. 3d 739, 872 N.E.2d 84, 313 Ill. Dec. 324 (1st Dist. June 29, 2007)
  • Miranda v. Universal Financial Group, Inc., 459 F.Supp.2d 760 (N.D. Ill. 2006)
  • Guaranty Residential Lending, Inc. v. International Mortg. Center, Inc., 305 F.Supp.2d 846 (N.D. Ill. 2004)
  • Illinois Association of Mortg. Brokers v. Office of Banks and Real Estate, 308 F.3d 762 (7th Cir. 2002)
  • Jenkins v. Mercantile Mortg. Co., 231 F. Supp. 2d 737 (N.D. Ill. 2002)