A graduate of Benet Academy High School Graduate (1978), and St. Ambrose (1982), he earned his J.D. from Drake Law School (1985). He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1985 and operates the Law Offices of Joseph P. Glimco, III, P.C., located in Darien.
Joe practices in the area of family law, which includes divorce, custody, child, adoptions, pre-marital agreements, and paternity. A trained family law mediator, he is on the approved mediators list for the court systems in DuPage and Will counties. He is also a trained guardian ad litem, with the extremely sensitive responsibility of representing the interests of Infants and incompetent individuals in legal actions. Joe has received numerous appointments to serve in this most important capacity throughout DuPage and Will counties. He enjoys the finest reputation in the field of family law, not only in DuPage and Will counties, but throughout the State of Illinois.
Joe has done legal work throughout his career for Teamsters Local 777. His well-known and highly respected grandfather, Joseph Glimco, and father, Joseph Glimco, Jr., were both officers of this union in the past. His brother James is currently president of the Local and his brother Greg is secretary-treasurer.
Joe’s involvement in professional organizations speaks volumes about his leadership in the legal community, including having served as an officer in the DuPage County Justinian Society of Lawyers for the last four years. On June 12, 2014, he was installed as the president of the DuPage County Justinian Society of Lawyers.
The DuPage Justinian Society is currently committed to donating $50,000 for the benefit of the Ronald McDonald House Charities for the new Ronald McDonald House being opened at Central DuPage Hospital in 2015, and part of Joe’s agenda as president is to continue this most altruistic agenda.
Funds are raised through an annual charity ball. For example, on October 25, 2013, the charity ball was held at Alta Villa Banquets, and raised funds for Ronald McDonald House and has donated $22,000 to date from that event. The next charity ball is being held at Ashton Place in Willowbrook on October 24, 2014.
Another very highly respected DuPage County attorney, Rick Felice, president of the 35,000 member Illinois State Bar Association, says of his colleague and friend: “Joey is extremely well-liked and highly regarded – he is a leading practitioner in the domestic law field. He is a skilled lawyer with a wonderful way with people, especially important in a family law practice. His legacy as president of the DuPage Justinian Chapter will be that he kept us on course, emphasizing the eleemosynary aspect of our agenda – especially in leading the way to raise many, many thousands of dollars for cancer research during his year at the helm.”
Joe’s grandfather was born Giuseppe Glielmi in 1909 in Puglietta, Italy, a small town in the Campagna region. He assumes that, like many of us, his family name was changed during the Ellis Island experience in 1913. His grandmother Lena Glimco, nee Pierini, was born in Ponte Buggianese in 1911, arriving in America in 1913.
He is engaged to Ginger Stevenson and resides in Darien.
In his own words, he says: “I was always encouraged by my parents to be proud of my Italian-American heritage. I have attended several events over the years due to my father’s heavy involvement in the Italian-American community. I was honored to be asked to be an officer and eventually President of the DuPage Justinians since I felt that this was a way to give back to the community while preserving the tradition of recognizing Italian-American lawyers and judges for their services to the legal community and the community at large.”
Another example of the finest our community has to offer.