The Sole Practitioners Bar Association of Illinois is an Illinois not-for profit corporation serving Illinois attorney-members who are sole practitioners, or who otherwise wish to participate in the organization. Its purpose is to promote the interests of sole practitioners, primarily through the operation of its website at

Please meet our board of directors:

Glenn E. Heilizer

geh 150 x 150Glenn E. Heilizer of the Heilizer Law Offices is the founder of the Sole Practitioners Bar Association of Illinois. He is a veteran litigator and sole practitioner based in Chicago. Mr. Heilizer handles commercial disputes in the federal, state and appellate courts in Illinois.  He can be reached at

Michael T. Fakaros

michael fakaros 150 x 150Michael T. Fakaros is a sole practitioner and the principal of Michael T. Fakaros, P.C. He concentrates in the areas of real estate law, business law, probate law and estate planning, serving individuals, businesses and condominium associations. Since 2006, Michael has lectured annually for the Chicago Bar Association’s “Law at the Library” program on the topics of Buying and Selling a Home, Starting a Small Business and Wills and Estate Planning. Mr. Fakaros is licensed to practice in Illinois and Michigan. He can be reached at

James W. Lowry

james lowry 150 x 150James W. Lowry has been a sole practitioner since 2011, when he started the Law Offices of James Lowry, LLC. He has a background in finance and an LL.M. in taxation. Jim’s practice concentrates in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate transactions, business planning, estate planning, and other general legal issues. Jim can be reached at