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  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    32 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Antitrust: 30%
    24 years
  3. Employment: 20%
    20 years
  4. Contracts: 10%
    20 years



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  • Bruce Channing Howard

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with John as co-counsel on a complex fraud action and find him to be highly intelligent, skillful, and creative.


    Bruce Howard Government contracts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Clifford Horwitz

    John is a very skilled Personal Injury attorney who works passionately to ensure his clients receive justice. He is incredibly professional and well respected.


    Clifford Horwitz Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

208 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1750
Chicago, IL, 60604


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198305/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in IllinoisNational Trial Lawyers2016
Top 100 Attorneys in IllinoisSuperLawyers2016
Illinois SuperLawyerSuperLawyers2015
Top 100 Attorney in lllinoisNational Trial Lawyers2015
Illinois SuperlawyerSuperLawyers2014
Top 100 Attorneys in IllinoisSuperLawyers2014
Top 100 Attorneys in IllinoisAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Top 100 Attorneys in IllinoisSuper Lawyers2013
Illinois SuperLawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Illinois Super LawyrSuper Lawyers2012
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2012
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Illinois Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Illinois Super LawyerSuperlawyers2009
Illinois Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Illinois Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Illinois Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Illinois Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Vice President/Trial AttorneyMalkinson & Halpern, P.C.1997 - Present
Litigation AssociateBaskin Server Berke & Weinstein1984 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2012 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2011 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1983 - Present
Community Support ServicesExecutive Board Member2013 - 2014
North Suburban Bar AssociationOfficer1988 - 1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Grinnell CollegeBiologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Executives AssociationBasic Issues in Employment Law2010
Business Executives AssociationPersuasion; A Lawyer's Perspective2010
Business Executives AssociationCatasrophic Injury and Medical Malpractice Litigation: Keys to Successful Litigation2009
Tortious Interference And Steering. Laying the Groundwork: Evidence and DocumentationTortious Interference With Contract/Customers2000
Parent OrganizationSocial Host Liability for the Service of Alcohol to Minors1991
Parent OrganizationSocial Host Liability for the Service of Alcohol to Minors1990