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John Nelson Hauk

Litigation Attorney at Quincy, IL

5.0   9 reviews

also known as John N. Hauk, John Hauk

  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 9 years
    Illinois - IL 16 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2014
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2007
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Real estate litigation regarding boundary disputes, easements, and adverse possession, etc.

    15 years

  2. Agriculture
    Drainage disputes, CRP compliance, leasing, etc.

    15 years

  3. Government
    Representation of Drainage Districts in the Mississippi River and Illinois River watersheds.

    15 years

  4. Car accident

    15 years

  5. Medical malpractice

    15 years

I concentrate my practice in four areas of law: civil litigation, drainage and levee districts, real estate, and agricultural matters. At HaukOwens we strive to practice law in a professional, efficient, and honest manner. As trusted advisors to our clients, we take pride in assisting them with a wide variety of legal matters.  

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Hauk & Owens, LLC
811 Maine Street
Quincy, IL, 62301
Hauk & Owens, LLC
1040 Broadway
Hamilton, IL, 62341
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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Debra | April 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
John was excellent
John was always very professional. When he said he was going to handle something, it was done in a very timely manner. He and his staff were awesome to work with, and I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Separation Case
Especially loved the fact that I didn’t feel judged and he listened to my input as to what I wanted out of this separation.
Posted by Patrick | December 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Family court
John is a very down to earth guy. He was able to understand the needs of my situation and is easy to communicate with. He does good work and in a timely manner. There is also a website that you can track your case, which makes it easy to keep things organized or stay on top of things. Emails are also sent to you as reminders that you have an important date coming up. I would highly recommend John to anyone in need of his service.
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Posted by Julian Boone | September 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A REAL attorney.
I have had occasions to consult an attorney over the past 15 years. Although the specifics must remain private, there were three (non pro bono) whose services I used. The first two were my mistake for hiring. I learned a prospective client MUST perform due dilligence on a prospective attorney. Rely on recommendations alone only from those who you trust implicity or those who have direct knowledge of the integriy, knowledge of the attorney they recommend. Any attorney licensed and member in good standing with the bar association(s) in the states(s) he/she practices, can represent your interests. However in my opinion the degree with which he/she is an advocate for your cause, is vital. Mr. John Hauk worked with me on an equals basis, on finding or recommending the best solutions in the matters for which I sought his council. As it happens, I need council again and find it unecessary seek another attorney. As in as in any other profession, some are "better" than others. I would not hesitate in recommending a man with a strong devotion to the law and his clients rights and responsibilities.
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Posted by Julian Boone | May 18, 2015
John is a sincere, ethical attorney who puts you first.
You asked so I'm answering truthfully. Having need of an officer of the court ( Lawyer) twice in the last couple of years, I left town rather than seek council of a local attorney. At the time, John was practicing in a nearby town, far enough away that he was not involved in the tonough local "club" of lawyers who in my opinion, are interested not in agressively pursuing as my adocate, the work that could have only been performred by a lawyer. Speaking from experience, two separate issues ended in my having to speak on my own behalf in court because both times my own attorney didn't come to court equipped with information I turned over to them three months earlier. Neither of them wanted to "wwin" on my behalf least the opposing attorney cut them out of the local brotherhood. That is just how "fixed" it is among Attornies here. Such was NOT the case most recently When I went to John. You guys may not have met him, but I can tell you he listened carefully to my presentation of the issue, what I thought was behind and driving it and asked questions of important matters he needed to know That was not in my presentation. When so decision time came around, he knew every detail, even some I forgot I told him. I would not hesitate a minute recommending him. If he takes your case you are in about the best hands possible. One point I would like to add. Know what your lawyer MUST do on your behalf when you hire one. He must follow your instructions on the options available so long as your instructions are lawful and do not reflect poorly on him to the extent it could adversely affect his livelihood You are the BOSS of your case. Know how cases similar to yours, have turned out. Read up a little to KNOW YOUR RIGHTD. Do not expect your attorney to give you a lesson on your constitutional rights. If YOU don't know your rights, you don't have any and very well may fid you are being manipulated into doing what is expedient for others. You are the only one who has a personal stake in your own case. After all is over, everyone goes about their normal lives. You have to live forever with the result.
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2015
Great Service. Thank you!
John put me at ease while I gained my order of protection. He was efficient, knowledgeable and I felt like he cared about my concerns. Thank you!
Posted by Kyra | May 12, 2015
Amazing lawyer
John has helped is with several issues and he always provides great guidance. He has been an asset to our family and we greatly appreciate all that he has done for us. If you are looking for a lawyer that has your best interests in mind, John is the one to go to.
Posted by Laura | March 4, 2015
Excellent Rating
John Hauk and his staff kept me informed of the progress of my case for the entire duration. Any and all questions were handled in a timely manner and helped me understand the process. Would highly recommend his firm and will continue to use his services as needed.
Posted by Jeff | August 28, 2014
My trusted "go-to" attorney for all of my business and family legal matters.
John has helped me personally and professionally with legal matters ranging from firearms issues (I am a firearms instructor) to business matters. He's always been very responsive and timely and very honest. I feel fortunate to have him working on my side representing my business and personal matters. I also feel confident sending him family and friend referrals when the needs arise. I highly recommend.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hauk & Owens, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Blickhan, Timmerwilke, Woodworth & Larson
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of John N. Hauk. LLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Capps, Ancelet, Clark & Rasmussen
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Intern
  • Hancock County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Intern
  • Capps, Ancelet, Clark & Rasmussen
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Intern
  • McDonough County Public Defender's Office
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Intern
  • March, McMillan & DeJoode
  • 2003 - 2003
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  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Western Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004


  • Walter Hammond Day Care, Inc.
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Adams County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Hancock County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2007 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Divorce Mediation Training Certificate
  • Northwestern University
  • 2011


Speaking Engagements

  • Illinois Concealed Carry Course
  • Concealed Carry Law in Illinois
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse John
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is extremely professional and shows pride in what he does. He is prepared for trial and communicates well with everyone. He's a pleasure to work with."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known John for three years and have recently joined him at Hauk & Owens. John is committed to his clients. He values efficient communication and strives for results. In my previous position I never hesitated to refer clients to John based on his professionalism and knowledge of the law."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John Hauk is one of the hardest working attorneys I know. He has the rare gift of being a talented litigator as well as having an immense understanding of law and procedure. I am always confident that when I refer a case to him that I am putting that client in the hands of an outstanding attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a hard-working lawyer interested in achieving the best results for his clients. He has a wealth of experience in all litigation matters, including family law issues."
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Quincy Litigation Lawyer John Nelson Hauk
John Nelson Hauk
Litigation Attorney
Quincy, IL
Licensed for 16 years
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