Tony concentrates most of his practice on assisting clients and colleagues with litigation before state trial and appellate courts and various administrative agencies. In his practice, Tony has helped clients revise and institute school board policies, draft and review contracts, respond to Freedom of Information Act and student record requests, and resolve student discipline and residency matters. Tony has also helped clients and colleagues resolve many other issues related to the daily function and governance of school districts and their personnel.
Tony’s prior legal experience includes working as a law clerk for a Chicago attorney with over 30 years of experience representing title insurance companies, banks, business organizations, and individuals. During law school, Tony worked closely with his father, the late Anthony G. Scariano, as well as other partners and associates at Scariano, Himes and Petrarca as a law clerk. Tony briefly gained experience in criminal defense while in law school, serving as a pro bono law clerk for the Lake County, Indiana Public Defender’s Office – Felony Conflicts Division.
Also during law school, Tony was a teaching assistant to professors of Contract Drafting, Advanced Appellate Advocacy and Legal Writing classes. Tony was voted by his law school’s faculty as a recipient of the American Society of Legal Writers’ National Order of Scribes Award for his outstanding legal writing during law school.
Raised in Flossmoor, Illinois, Tony is a proud product of Flossmoor School District 161 and Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School District 233. Tony earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Iowa, majoring in communication studies and receiving a minor in Spanish. Tony was also a recipient of The Certificate in Entrepreneurship from The University of Iowa’s Henry B. Tippie College of Business. Tony received his J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law.
Supreme Court of Illinois
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois