J. Giovanny Avendaño


Giovanny Avendaño advises his clients in simple and complex litigation matters. Giovanny concentrates a substantial portion of his practice on commercial litigation. His work involves personal injury and property claims, contract disputes, eviction proceedings, arbitration and matters that frequently have overlapping subject matter issues. He has experience both in prosecuting and defending lawsuits.

Prior to founding Avendaño Law, Giovanny was an insurance coverage and litigation associate with a mid-size firm based in Chicago, where he served the interests of insurers in coverage disputes with policyholders and counseled insurer-clients in coverage, policy wording, and regulatory matters. He counseled clients in the amusement, sports, and entertainment industries in risk management and claim and litigation management. Giovanny also represented various clients in breach of contract disputes.

Giovanny is admitted to practice before the Illinois Courts and the United States District Court, for the Northern District of Illinois. Giovanny was also previously admitted pro hac vice in federal courts in Virginia and Idaho.

Giovanny earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law in 2014 with a Certificate in International Law and Practice. During law school, Giovanny served as a Senior Editor for the Loyola Consumer Law Review, 2013-14. He externed with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and in the Chambers of the Honorable Judge Arlander Keys (Ret.), U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

Before becoming a lawyer, Giovanny served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2004 to 2008.  He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006. He graduated from the University of California-San Diego in 2011.


Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2014
J.D., International Law and Practice Certificate

University of California-San Diego, 2011
B.A., Political Science/International Relations


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


Chicago Bar Association