Areas of Expertise


202 E. Fifth Street
Sterling IL 61081

P: (815) 625-8200
F: (815) 625-8363

John A. Guzzardo


Mr. Guzzardo earned his law degree from IIT / Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1983. He earned his undergraduate degree from Marquette University in 1979.

Bar Admissions & Associations

Mr. Guzzardo was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1983. He is also admitted to the United States District Court – Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He is a member of the Illinois State and Whiteside County bar associations.

Mr. Guzzardo has served as a Board Member to the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, 1994-2000. He served for more than 20 years as a chairperson of a panel of hearing officers on the Hearing Board of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. He has served on the boards and as president of the Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA, St. Mary Catholic School, and Community Middle Catholic School.  He currently serves as president of the board of directors of Winning Wheels, Inc. and on the board of directors of Rock River Valley Self Help Enterprises.  He has been a licensed private pilot since 1995.

NOTICE: The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law, nor does it recognize certifications of expertise in any phase of the practice of law by an agency, governmental or private, or by any group, organization or association, except for “patent”, “trademark”, or “admiralty.”