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REAL ESTATE is a major investment. While at times home or business owners may be able to negotiate what they consider a fair price for a property without representation—most often, owners will not maximize compensation from the government without a lawyer experienced in Eminent Domain, an unusual area of law with its own unique rules regarding compensation.

Do not risk losing money to the government on one of your biggest investments! To reach the optimal net result from a city, state or federal government body(dollars in your hand) in an eminent domain case, you should be represented by a competent, knowledgeable Eminent Domain attorney who can help you understand the full extent of compensation for which you may be entitled.

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FOUNDED IN 1996, THE CACCIATORE LAW GROUP has developed an outstanding reputation for representing the legal interests of our clients, which include Fortune 500 companies, national corporations, small local businesses and residential property owners.

No matter who the client is, our firm's mission is always the same: to offer the best possible result, in the shortest amount of time and with the least amount of hassle. By focusing our practice on eminent domain matters, working closely with our clients, and representing them in a thoroughly professional yet aggressive manner, we can deliver significant results.

Our small size gives us the ability to deliver the high quality client service. At most large law firms, your case is assigned a number and a paralegal. At the Cacciatore Law Group, your matter is filed by your name—and each case receives the attention of Mr. Cacciatore, not a paralegal. You will receive informative and prompt reports of the progress of your case, and we work efficiently to minimize your expenses.


In practice for more than 27 years, senior and founding partner Victor J. Cacciatore seeks neither quick settlements nor protracted litigation but rather optimal results for his clients. He personally has represented clients in more than 300 eminent domain cases and has successfully tried many before juries.

Mr. Cacciatore has exclusively represented the interest of Illinois property owners for nearly 17 years. Earlier in his career, he spent 9 years representing the Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Toll Highway Authority in property acquisition matters. He now uses the knowledge from this experience to help negotiate or litigate cases for property owners that have resulted in the recovery millions of dollars.

Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Cacciatore was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois' Attorney General Office's Litigation Division, where he prosecuted criminal and consumer fraud cases. After entering private practice in 1985, Mr. Cacciatore continued serving the State as a Special Assistant Illinois Attorney General.


  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 1982
  • B.S., Psychology, Arizona State Univerty, magna cum laude, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois Bar, 1983
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Service

  • Lecturer, Business Law, Wright Junior College & Daley College, Chicago

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Children's Memorial Hospital, Cerebral Palsy & Spinal Bifida Unit
  • Volunteer, Starlight Foundation of Chicago for Diseased & Disabled Children
  • Volunteer, New Horizon Center for the Devlopmentally Disabled
  • Past Mentor for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls

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