Joseph R. Vallort Partner

Phone: (312) 634-1266
Fax: (312) 460-8299
Assistant Name: Mackenzie Meeks
Assistant Phone: (312) 458-1608
Since coming back to Chicago, Joe has tried cases involving wrongful death, catastrophic injury, toxic tort, property damage and federal tort claims. After coming to Chilton Yambert Porter in 2002, Joe has represented all of our Fortune 100 clients and has been selected as a speaker at national toxic tort conferences. He has also taken a leading role in developing the skills of our newer associates.

Joe was trial attorney for plaintiff in a case that was recently honored by the Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter as a Top 100 Verdicts in Illinois for 2016 award winner. To read more about this case, click here.

Leading Lawyers Awards

Joseph R.
Peer Selected 2020
Joseph R.
Peer Selected 2021

Practice Areas

Class Action, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Environmental Law, Labor & Employment Law, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Toxic Tort Law

Bar Admissions

  • State of Alaska (1992)
  • State of Illinois (1992)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar certified
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for Western District of Wisconsin


  • J.D. John Marsall Law School, 1992
  • B.A. Marquette University, 1989

Professional Affiliations

  • DRI

Representative Cases

  • Glass v. NL Industries, Inc.

Community Involvement

  • AYSO coach and referee
  • Elmhurst School District Education Review board member

Honors & Awards

  • Leading Lawyers 2019 and 2020
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