about us

Tony Abboud

Strategic Government Solutions, Inc.

950 Hawthorne Lane
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

(312) 498-6060

Tony Abboud is a lobbyist and lawyer who has extensive experience in government, politics, law, and business in Illinois.  In May 2010, Tony left the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP and launched Strategic Government Solutions, Inc. (SGS).  SGS' initial success was guaranteed when every one of the clients with whom I was working contracted with SGS.   Since then, SGS has continued to grow with new work and new clients.

SGS initially focused its business on counseling and lobbying on behalf of companies, trade associations and industry groups on all matters related to state legislation and regulations in Illinois.  However, we quickly found that our strategies were equally applicable in other states and have expanded our responsibilities to include managing our clients’ state government initiatives on a multi-state basis. 

Tony leverages his legal experience to offer clients significant expertise in analyzing, interpreting and writing laws and legislation.  He also leverages his litigation and courtroom experience to develop and deliver his clients' most persuasive legal and public policy arguments. 

Tony lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago with his wife, Kelli, a former Cook County Prosecutor, and their two sons and daughter.

Additional Background:

Carleton College, B.A., Political Science, 1988

University of Iowa College of Law, J.D. with distinction, 1994

Admitted to practice law in 1994 in the State of Illinois Circuit Courts, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois (2002)

Practiced law in Chicago at Peterson & Ross (1995-1998), Wildman Harrold (1998-2006), and Greenberg Traurig LLP (2006 - 2010)

Founded Abboud Legal, LLC in 2010, serving clients' litigation and regulatory needs

Recognized as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine in 
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016

Board of Trustees (Past), Teachers' Retirement System for the State of Illinois, 2004 - 2006

Member, American Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association

Active member at St. Norbert Catholic Church; leader of the Teen Mass Band; leader of men's CRHP (Christ Renews His Parish) group