About Lohse Law - the practice

Trusted Advisor & Counselor

Even though many legal issues are complex, Brian Lohse will try to explain the law and your rights in a way that you can understand in order to make an informed decision.

Attorney Lohse brings together the highest level of negotiation skills, practical experience, creativity, plain-English writing, professionalism, and personalized services.

Attorney Lohse prides himself on offering personal and friendly service.  Lohse Law generally doesn't ever represent more than 15 to 20 clients at any time enabling him to spend time with each client. 

Attorney Lohse will ensure that you stay informed and up-to-date by returning phone calls and emails often within hours, but always within one business day. 

Mission Statement

Lohse Law strives to provide competent, ethical, and reasonably priced legal services to its clients.  The goal is to be a trusted advisor and counselor by explaining the law in a way that the client can understand in order to make an informed decision.  To accomplish this goal, attorney Brian Lohse will work with each client personally to ensure the client’s best interests are being protected.  Attorney Lohse will work with each client, every step of the way, to help make sure they understand the choices they are making.

About Brian Lohse - Attorney at Law

Background Story

Brian Lohse is a results driven attorney with a distinguished career building trusting relationships with client, customers, and business partners for the last 20 years.  Upon graduating from Ball State University in 1995 with a degree in Journalism and Advertising, he and his family became Papa John’s Pizza franchisee’s in Texas.  The three-store franchise was extremely successful, and at the time, included the #1 and #2 grossing stores in the U.S. 

After selling their ownership stake in the franchise, Brian was an advertising and media planner for several movie studios such as Disney, Paramount Pictures and MGM.  With an annual advertising budget of several million dollars per year, he developed advertising campaigns for video store chains across the U.S. and developed cross-promotion campaigns tying together retailers and other local businesses.

Brian then jumped at the opportunity to go to work for Joel Osteen’s new television station in Houston, Texas.  Brian developed sales campaigns for advertisers and helped write and produce television commercials for many local and regional advertisers.

The next promising opportunity was to invest in real estate. In the early 2000's he bought a 32-unit apartment complex and several cell towers around the U.S.  He dealt with tenant issues, management issues, FAA requirements, and FCC regulations.  He and the other shareholders enjoyed a 485% return on their investment when the business was sold a few years later. 

After the 9/11 attacks, Brian moved back to the Midwest to be closer to family.  Once back, he owned and operated a sports bar, nightclub, concert venue and banquet facility in a Chicago suburb.  He created risk-reduction programs and negotiated all business agreements.  The concert venue hosted national acts from across the U.S. including former American Idol winners and Platinum Album sellers.  

After years in the business field, he decided it was time for a change and switched from business to law.  Brian graduated with Honors (Cum Laude) and received 3 academic merit awards in: Writing, Negotiations & Confrontations, and Oil & Gas Property Law.

Brian's priority is to complete your legal projects quickly, and with the same level of dedication he attributed to his own success.

  Brian understands business and real estate matters because he’s been there too.

Attorney Brian Lohse of Lohse Law
Attorney Brian Lohse of Lohse Law

Professional Associations & Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association
North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors