Mediator's Profile


Louis D’Angelo

Business Name: Certified Legal Mediator
Phone: 312-342-6754

Louis D’Angelo, Esq. has more than 30 years experience in commercial real estate development and consultation, having founded Metropolitan Properties in 1991. His primary responsibilities have included negotiating all major aspects of development, loan documents, secured transactions, land use, partnership agreements, leases, construction contracts, etc.

Throughout his career, Louis confronted complex challenges with creative solutions and earned a reputation as a bold visionary who solves complex legal and financial challenges. Due to his extensive business experience and legal training, Louis D’Angelo is uniquely positioned to be an effective and fair mediator. Over the years, he has been on varying sides of numerous real estate dealings and understands the objectives and challenges of both parties within the context of industry practices

When he mediates, Louis implements a thoughtful blend of facilitative with some evaluative methods. With his ability to be open minded, patient and be an effective listener, he creates an environment conducive to earnest settlement resolutions.

Louis completed the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, Mediation Skills Training Program, earning a certificate in August 2021. Additionally, he provides pro bono mediation for small claims and eviction cases referred by the Illinois courts.

Currently Louis is available via Zoom as a panel member of Dispute Prevention & Resolution, Inc. and is an approved mediator for the:

  • 19 Judicial Circuit Court in Lake County, Illinois
  • 18 Judicial Circuit Court in DuPage County
  • 12th Circuit Court in Will County.


  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1991
  • The George Washington University, Bachelor of Arts, 1985

Licenses & Certifications

  • Mediation Skills Training Program, Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, Certified 2021


  • Association of Attorney-Mediators

Areas of Focus

  • Real Estate
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contracts
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Condo/HOA
  • Construction/Design
  • Banking/Finance
  • Foreclosure
  • Creditor/Debtor

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