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John Culver received his Juris Doctorate in 1988 from the University of Notre Dame Law School. He attended the Concannon Programme of International Law in London during his second year, where he also served as the sole Legislative Aide to Patrick Thompson, M.P., House of Commons. Prior to law school, John graduated from Michigan State University with a double major in Political Philosophy and Political Science and attended Cambridge University, St. Catharine’s College (in England).

Following graduation from law school, John began practicing with firms in the Chicago Loop, becoming a partner in 1996, before opening his own practice in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago in 2010. John’s experience serving both plaintiff and defense clients in larger firms downtown gives him the understanding, resources and alliances to provide the best outcomes for his clients’ unique needs.

John’s practice is focused in the areas of medical and professional negligence, and products liability, as well as all variety of torts including wrongful death, catastrophic injury, premises liability, auto and other accidents.

John serves as National Counsel for a Chicago-based power press manufacturer, providing guidance in all legally related facets of its business, including analyzing lawsuits, retaining local counsel, managing fees and costs, and oversight of each case. John also serves as General Counsel for Ultimate Chicago, a not-for-profit which operates Ultimate Frisbee leagues and tournaments.


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  1. Personal Injury: 20%
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
  3. Health Care: 20%
  4. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 20%
  5. Medical Malpractice: 20%

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known John for many years. I have worked with and against him on complex legal matters and he is always well prepared and professional.


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4707 North Broadway
Suite 300
Chicago, IL, 60640-7900


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198811/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Offices of John A. Culver, Ltd.2010 - Present
PartnerMyers & Miller2006 - 2010
PartnerMcKenna Storer2002 - 2006
PartnerFrench Kezelis & Kominiarek1996 - 2002
AssociateFrench Kezelis & Kominiarek1990 - 1995
AssociateSegal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.1988 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationN/A1988 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Caballero v. Rockford Punch Press, 244 Ill.App.3d 333, 614 N.E.2d 362 (1st Dist. 1993)Changed law regarding statute of limitations for filing of third party actions in Illinois.
Braverman v. Kucharik Clothing Co., 287 Ill.App.3d 150, 678 N.E.2d 80 (1st Dist. 1997)Court allowed case to proceed, resulting in very nominal, advantageous settlement.
McGee v. Methodist Hospital of Chicago, 1-05-2581 (Appellate Court of Illinois, 1st DistrictCase dismissed, upheld on appeal.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolN/AJuris Doctor1988
Michigan State UniversityPolitical Philosophy, Political ScienceBachelor of Arts1985
St. Catharine's College, University of CambridgeN/AN/A1984