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  • Auto/Trucking Liability
  • Negligence
  • Construction and Liquor Liability
  • Commercial Contract Disputes
  • Products Liability
  • Municipal Liability
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John W. Gilligan, III Download VCard

John W. Gilligan, III is a partner and shareholder. He has been licensed to practice law since 1986 when he graduated with honors from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law. This second generation lawyer has achieved his own record of successful defense verdicts having obtained over 80 jury verdicts throughout the state and in federal court in a wide variety of cases. His Martindale-Hubbell rating is the highest available, an "AV Preeminent" rating, and he is designated a Super Lawyer and a Leading Lawyer in the State of Illinois. Mr. Gilligan has proven expertise in transportation, construction defects, premises and catastrophic injury cases. He is also the recipient of the 2013 Trial Lawyer Excellence Award of the Jury Verdict Reporter. He has been recognized six times by the Chicago Lawyer Magazine for his successful defense of cases voted amongst the most significant in Illinois. He is the managing partner of our Regional Office in Schaumburg. On a personal note, in 2002, Mr. Gilligan was the recipient of an award given by the Governor of the State of Illinois for a courageous act of heroism.