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John S. Hone

John S. Hone

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Personal Injury

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About Me

    John S. Hone, a trial attorney with 25 years experience successfully litigating personal injury, medical malpractice, birth injury, and brain injury cases.  By March of 2010, in 2010 has settled over 8 million dollars in cases:  $4,000,000 brain injury medical malpractice case; $2.7 Million, product liability case; $450,000 on an Erb's palsy medical malpractice case.  He has owned and operated his own personal injury and medical malpractice firm for 12 years, and has settled and won cases for millions of dollars for dozens of happy clients.  He is not selfish:  he does exactly what has to be done to net the Client the most money, even if that means bringing in another attorney with a unique expertise or networking to and sharing the fee, which means less in his pocket, but if it puts more in the client's pocket he does it.  This is an absolute rarity in the field.  Also, why go with John S. Hone and the Hone Law Firm?  Because they are the attorneys that actually do the work.  Unlike many advertisers on television and the internet,  WE ARE NOT CASE BROKERS.  WE ARE TRIAL ATTORNEYS.  Beware of signing up with a case broker and not the trial attorney directly.  Why?  Because the case broker takes one third to one half of the fee.  What does that mean?  The case is worth that much less to the trial attorney who is referred the case, often with no input of the client, and therefore that much less time, energy and money is spent on developing the case.  Call me and I am happy to explain how the personal injury legal industry works.  Don't you deserve the best and the brightest on your case and not simply a case broker’s poker buddy?
     While the firm does all personal injury, it has focused on birth injury, cerebral palsy and erbs palsy cases for years.  It is frustrating when clients finally find their way to our firm, with good solid cases, which have been declined by other firms, and either the statute of limitations has run, or the hospital has gone bankrupt, or the physician has died.  I have gotten millions on settlement on cases that have been declined BY MORE THAN ONE FIRM before the client ever gets to me.   I have had the sad experience of litigating cases for clients that evaluate for more than a Million Dollars frustrated by a defendant’s bankruptcy that if the client had been to me initially, would have been money in their pocket.  This is especially true of Erb's Palsy Birth Injury cases.  The Hone Law Firm is at the cutting edge of those cases.  Why?  Because these cases are not treated with the time and interest that we treat them with, because the damages are less than cerebral palsy cases.  Most firms settle these cases cheap, because they would rather put the time, energy and money into cerebral palsy cases.  The Hone Law Firm treats these cases with the utmost respect, and is committed to maximizing the return on Erb's Palsy cases, which is tough given the settlement trends caused by other firms.
     Because of our expertise in more challenging medical cases, we are especially suited to handle motor vehicle accident case, involving cars, trucks and motorcycles.  This is particularly true in catastrophic injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, where experience with large money cases is very critical.  The Hone Law Firm understands the reason for investing as much time and energy on the damages aspect of cases, as the liability.  This also sets the Hone Law Firm apart from the other firms, who spend all their time and energy on the liability aspect of cases, and treat damages as an afterthought.
     Why else should you call the Hone Law Firm, first?  Because, I, John Hone, the owner and operator of the firm will get on the phone with you, free, and explain exactly how it all works.  How cases are handled, evaluated, brokered to other firms, and how they work their way through the courts. Not all lawyers are the same.  Not all advertising lawyers are the same.  We advertise because we feel it is important for direct contact with the injured client, plain and simple.  Avoid the middleman who will just weight down your claim with the baggage of his referral fee and bureaucratic processing, and get your case to us, unfettered, unencumbered, with maximum settlement potential.  You owe it to yourself, your loved one, your child, your family, or your friend. - John S. Hone


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    30 years

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Craig E. Hilborn

    I endorse this lawyer's work. John Hone possesses an enormous amount of knowledge in the areas of law he practices. He is willing to take on difficult cases and bring them to s satisfactory conclusion. If the defendant is not willing pay what they should he is not going to settle for less. He is an extremely capable trial attorney willing to go all the way for his clients


    Craig Hilborn Defective and Dangerous Products Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. John Hone is a fierce and precise advocate in the area of catastrophic personal injury and birth trauma litigation. I highly recommend him to handle your referrals and or case.


    Michael Rowady Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Hone Law Firm

346 Park Street.
Suite 101
Birmingham, MI, 48009

28411 Northwestern Hwy Ste 960
Southfield, MI, 48034




MIActive And In Good Standing198409/01/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalHone Law Firm1985 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
United Brachial Plexus NetworkAttorney2000 - Present
Michigan Association For JusticeMember1984 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1984 - Present
Birth Trauma Litigation GroupMember1984 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Steve M. vs. Radiologist and Primary Care Dr.$ 4,000,000.00 Settlement
Matt P vs. Post Hole Digger Mfgr and Homeowner$2,850,000.00
Dawn C. vs. Hospital and Obstetrician$450,000, lifetime structure settlement

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Michigan State UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1978

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Bob Duchow 1350 WMUZ Raido ShowBirth InjuryN/A