Judd Lofchie is a self-employed lawyer and real estate developer, raising family and conducting business in Aurora for more than 20 years. Mr. Lofchie’s law practice concentrates on real estate, estate planning, business law and litigation. In addition, as a commercial real estate broker and developer, Judd focuses on land, office and shopping center leasing,sales and development.
Judd received a B.A in Economics from the University of Michigan, followed by his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine's University School of Law. As a committed lifetime learner, Judd earned his advanced law degree (LLM) from American University in Washington D.C. with concentration in International Business. In addition to his studies abroad, Judd speaks fluent French and conversational Spanish.
Making his mark on the city of Chicago, Judd founded “StreetWise” newspaper for the homeless in 1992 in Chicago which has helped more than 11,000 homeless people find work and shelter. Today, Judd serves an emeritus board member.
Judd is a member and past president of the Aurora Rotary Club. Throughout his career, Judd has sat on many other non-profit boards including the Kennedy Institute in Washington, D.C.,the Chol Chol Foundation in Washington, D.C., The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, Aurora Downtown, and RITA’s Ministry.
In 2013 Judd started Aurora Business United, a free networking group. This successful, recurring group is attended by 80-100 professionals in each session.
Judd is the former General Counsel for the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce and currently is the volunteer General Counsel for Simply Destinee Youth Group and the Fox Valley Film Commission.
Chicago Citizen of the Month/of the Year, 1992, Lerner Newspapers
Martin Luther King, Keeper of the Dream Award, United Healthcare
2015 Compassion Foundation, Community Service Award
2016 York High School Distinguished Alumni Award
General Counsel, Aurora Chamber of Commerce 2006-07