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Ponticelli & Vito

Frank J. Ponticelli

With many years of experience and well-established background, we are here to serve you to the best of our abilities.
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Frank Ponticelli has been practicing law since 2004 and is licensed in the Illinois Courts and the Federal Courts. Since joining Ponticelli and Vito he has become experienced in all aspects of employment and labor law, in real estate law and in various areas of general practice and litigation.


J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law, 2004.
B.A., Business (Human Resources Management), Miami University, Ohio, 2000.


Since joining Ponticelli and Vito in 2004, Frank has acquired extensive knowledge in the areas of employment and labor law representing clients in collective bargaining negotiations, pre-certification hearings in front of the National Labor Relations Board, arbitration, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, pay-related issues (overtime, minimum wage, earned bonuses, commissions), real estate matters and other general law cases before the Federal Courts, the State Courts, and other various governmental agencies. He has an excellent knowledge of real estate law (residential, investment-based flips/holds and commercial transactions), corporate law (incorporations, shareholder agreements, operating agreements and the like), estate planning, and general litigation.

Since 2014, Frank has provided pro bono hours as a Hearing Board Member for matters in front of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. The Hearing Board is a panel (2 lawyer members and 1 non-lawyer member) that presides over cases pertaining to disciplinary cases, disability, and reinstatement cases of lawyers in the State of Illinois. Since 2014, he has participated as an active member on the executive board of the Chicago Regional Alumni Council for Valparaiso University School of Law. He also was general counsel for the Association of Women in the Metal Industry (AWMI) from 2005 until 2014, which is an organization of high level female executives in the steel industry. Additionally, he is an active member of the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Greater O’Hare Association, a large association of numerous businesses, primarily located in the suburbs near and surrounding O’Hare International Airport.

While in law school, Frank interned for a steel manufacturer, Ispat Inland Steel Inc., gaining a wealth of experience in grievance processing, arbitration law and labor law. He worked for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin researching cases and drafting memoranda that resulted in assisting the Chief Justice to formulate her final opinion(s) for the Court. Frank also worked for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) where he researched issues, and prepared legal summary documents for use by the EEOC in its Federal litigation. Lastly, he also participated in the mediation clinic assisting people in resolving their matters in small claims court.


Frank has given presentations on behalf of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, the Greater O’Hare Association, the Association of Women in the Metal Industry, clients and before various other organizations/associations on Employment/Labor Law and Human Resource Management topics.

Ponticelli & Vito

Who we are?

Established in 1986, Ponticelli & Vito is a law firm that is based in the Chicagoland area with a practice that serves our clients’ needs with an emphasis in employment and labor issues. We are conveniently located close to O’Hare International Airport in Park Ridge, Illinois. Our location allows easy access to out of town clients as well as to the city and suburban clients. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in the State of Illinois and in the Federal District Court.

Monday – Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Ponticelli & Vito


Our mission is to provide personal service and competent, experienced legal services to our clients on an efficient and economical basis.

Mike Ponticelli was a very supportive attorney through an extremely difficult and emotional legal settlement against an employer. The former employer was vicious and unreasonable. Mike is cool-headed and thoughtful. He was able to give me a frank assessment of my position and navigate an acceptable settlement--even letting me know when he felt there was more room to negotiate. I greatly appreciated his supportive and kind demeanor in all out interactions. I also greatly appreciated his willingness to take my case on contingency. Notably, he does not promise justice which is realistic since some wrongs can never be made right. Mike is an honest and ethical attorney.

Yelp Reviews

I was referred by a friend to Ponticelli and Vito after an unfortunate employment matter. They were a great office to work with, very thorough and professional, yet caring and sensitive when it came to uncomfortable subject matters concerning my previous employment. My lawyer made sure I understood all the steps of the legal process completely and was a pleasure to work with. I was eventually able to settle the matter, and was very happy with the results. I would recommend Ponticelli and Vito to anyone in need of help with similar legal employment issues including my own family or friends.

Jennie P.

Ponticelli and Vito is a fantastic organization. I have personally used them on several transactions and have never been disappointed. As a Realtor, I recommend them regularly with confidence to my clients because I know Frank and Mike, along with their wonderful and talented staff will work diligently to protect the best interest and provide the best experience for my clients. I highly recommend this firm!

Mario DiLorenzo

Ponticelli & Vito Attorneys at Law Provide Excellent Service - Mr. Ponticelli provided extremely professional, focused and efficient service during a time of surprise professional change. His insights and recommendations were invaluable. We highly recommend Mr. Ponticelli and his staff for anyone in need of employment-related legal services.

Dexknows Review

Frank is an excellent attorney. He is professional, quick to respond, friendly, a great person to have on your side and flat out gets the job done. I highly recommend him and his company

Jeff Katz

My family has worked with Ponticelli and Vito several times over the last few years. Each time Frank and his staff were knowledgeable, prompt, and very helpful to deal with. We will continue to work with Frank in the future and would highly recommend Ponticelli and Vito.

Michael Gillespie

I used Frank for a real estate transaction and couldn’t have been happier with the results. Great interactions, very helpful with any questions I had, and very fair and reasonable prices. I would definitely recommend Frank to anyone looking for legal help.

Doug Pawl

Ponticelli & Vito has served our local Chicagoland neighbors since 1986




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