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John G. Kelly


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Consistently recognized by opposing attorneys, judges and clients as one of the premier personal injury lawyers in Chicago, John G. Kelly attributes his success to the individual attention, hard work, and advocacy he brings to representing each and every client.

John’s experience in the medical malpractice, nursing home, and all areas of personal injury spans 35 years and several local jurisdictions and states including Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Florida, and Utah. His efforts have resulted in tens of millions of dollars awarded to the firm’s clients. His record separates him from his peers. Clients consistently praise John for his empathy, understanding of their unique situation, and advocacy on their behalf. His results and expertise in complex legal/medical matters are some of the reasons he has been recognized by Martindale Hubbell®, Illinois Super Lawyers®, AVVO, insurance companies, defense lawyers, and judges with consistent praise and the highest regard.

John began his career representing hospitals, doctors, nursing homes, product manufacturers, municipalities, and insurance companies. Over 27 years ago he began representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases and has never lost focus of how a catastrophic injury or loss of a loved one impacts so many lives. It is John’s empathy for others that drives his daily quest to bring closure and just compensation for his clients. “Meeting and working on behalf of people who are suffering or grieving a loss as a result of another’s wrongdoing, is as heartfelt an experience as anyone can have. As their lawyer, it is as high a professional honor as one can achieve to redress such a wrong”.

Born and raised in Chicago, John has given his professional time and expertise to multiple charitable and pro bono organizations including the Arthritis Foundation, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Charities, and others. He has been married for over 30 years to Sheila, a senior executive at one of Chicago’s largest businesses, and has twin adult children.

John welcomes the opportunity to speak with you and help in any way.