Born in Pontiac, Illinois, John Riccolo was educated at the University of Notre Dame, where he worked his way through school as an athletic trainer.
John continued his education at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he graduated with honors in 1977. After law school, John and his wife, Diane, moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where they have lived for over 30 years.
During that time, John and Diane raised three daughters, Jennifer, Erin, and Megan.
Much of John’s community service has involved Cedar Rapids Washington, the high school attended by his daughters. In his free time, John enjoys playing tennis, golfing, skiing, and going to Fighting Irish football games.
John has devoted his legal career to helping individuals and families who have been devastated by serious injury or medical error.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1977||03/13/2021|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 08/24/2017
This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
John's comment:“This was due to an advertising issue.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Listing||Best Lawyers in America||N/A|
|Induction||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||N/A|
|Fellow||Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers||N/A|
|Certification||American Board of Trial Advocates||N/A|
|Partner||RSH Legal||1988 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Board of Governors||N/A|
|Iowa Association for Justice||President||N/A|
|Iowa Judicial Qualifications Commission||Chair||N/A|
|Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers||President||2002 - 2003|
|John Marshall Law School, Chicago||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|University of Notre Dame||N/A||N/A|
|Settlement for Wrongful Death Caused By Failure to Diagnose and Treat Spinal Meningitis||$4,000,000|
|Settlement for Wrongful Death Caused By Negligent Prescription of Drugs||$1,250,000|
|Verdict for Brain Damage Caused by Construction Site Accident||$1,589,351|
|Settlement for Paralyzing Spinal Injury Caused by Negligent Review of X-Ray Films||$1,200,000|
|Settlement for Birth Injury Caused By Negligent Management of Delivery||$1,100,000|