Jon C. Papin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in Chicago, IL

Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz
 | 60 West Randolph Street, Fourth Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-782-2525
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011, 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Transportation/Maritime (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Cogan & Power, P.C., Jon C. Papin is dedicated to representing clients in Chicago, Illinois, and across the state. He commits his practice to personal injury law, handling cases that involve birth injuries, medical malpractice, construction disasters and commercial trucking accidents.

In 1980, Mr. Papin received a Bachelor of Science in business from Brigham Young University. He earned his law degree in 1983 from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Having a background in personal injury defense gives Mr. Papin a keen insight into what to expect when representing victims of negligence today. He understands the strategies that a defendant may employ. Taking a thorough approach to every case, he has built a track record of skillfully obtaining favorable outcomes for his clients.

In a case involving a commercial trucking accident, Mr. Papin secured a $13 million settlement for one client. In another case, involving complex regional pain syndrome, he obtained $9.8 million for his client, and this was a record sum at the time. Over the course of his career, Mr. Papin has obtained nearly $100 million for those who have suffered a personal injury.

For his accomplishments, Mr. Papin holds an Avvo "Superb" rating; he has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; he has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; and he has been recognized as one of the Top 100 attorneys in Illinois by Leading Lawyers.

Mr. Papin serves as a national advisory board member for the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. He is a member of The Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Transportation/Maritime (50%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (40%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - Products (10%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury


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Super Lawyers: 2011, 2014 - 2017

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About Jon Papin

Admitted: 1989, Illinois

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Honors and Awards:

  • Inducted into American Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the Nation
  • Illinois National Advisory Board Member (APITLA)
  • Illinois Society of Trial Lawyers
  • Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Highest Possible Peer-Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 100 attorneys in Illinois by the Leading Lawyer Network

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Obtained record-breaking $9.8 million in a case involving Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Obtained $13 million in a Commercial Trucking Accident case

Industry Groups

  • AAJ
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    Office Location for Jon C. Papin

    60 West Randolph Street
    Fourth Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601

    Phone: 312-782-2525


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    Last Updated: 2/13/2017

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