Uptown attorney with Downtown expertise
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.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1988||12/20/2021|
|Owner||The Law Offices of John A. Culver, Ltd.||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Myers & Miller||2006 - 2010|
|Partner||McKenna Storer||2002 - 2006|
|Partner||French Kezelis & Kominiarek||1996 - 2002|
|Associate||French Kezelis & Kominiarek||1990 - 1995|
|Associate||Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.||1988 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Chicago Bar Association||1988 - Present|
|Notre Dame Law School||Juris Doctor||1988|
|Michigan State University||Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge||1984|
|McGee v. Methodist Hospital of Chicago, 1-05-2581 (Appellate Court of Illinois, 1st District||Case dismissed, upheld on appeal.|
|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.|
|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.|