John B. Kralovec

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, IL

Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz
 | 60 West Randolph Street, Fourth Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-883-7638
Fax: 312-855-0068
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    A co-founder of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz, John B. Kralovec focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Located in Chicago, he represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts, Mr. Kralovec is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and he is a member of the Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois as well.

    Mr. Kralovec provides assistance to people who have been harmed by the negligence or recklessness of other parties. The types of cases that he has handled have arisen out of incidents involving medical malpractice, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, and construction site accidents, and he has been able to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and jury awards throughout his distinguished career. Some of the representative results have included a $51.8 million verdict for a client who was rendered a quadriplegic after a truck accident, a $5.2 million jury award in a medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit based on a misdiagnosis, and a $6 million settlement involving a client who had his left leg amputated due to a construction accident. These and other successful results have earned Mr. Kralovec an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    As an undergraduate, Mr. Kralovec attended the University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign and received a Bachelor of Science in 1978. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1981. Mr. Kralovec is frequently asked to deliver presentations on topics related to his practice area to bar associations and other groups, and his professional memberships include the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.  

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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    About John Kralovec

    Admitted: 1981, Illinois

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    • Leading Lawyers, Advisory Board Member, Chosen top 5% of Illinois Lawyers
    • A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau
    • AV Overall Peer Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 5.0 out of 5.0
    • Leading Personal Injury Lawyers, Crain’s Chicago Business
    • Top Attorneys in Illinois, Chicago Magazine
    • Highest Reported Verdict, Jury Verdict Reporter, Law Bulletin, 2012
    • Super Lawyers, 2005-Present, Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County
    • Illinois Supreme Court Committee for Pattern Jury Instructions
    • Chicago Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee
    • Board of Managers, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • Chairman, Board of Advocates Committee, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • South Suburban Bar Association, Member
    • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
    • American Association for Justice, Member
    • Chicago Bar Association, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar 
    • United States District Court, Northern District
    • Illinois Supreme Court

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • The TLPJ Foundation, Member 


    • Estate of Mary Poltroch v. Chicago & Northwestern Railroad 
    • Brent v. All Truck Transportation 
    • Estate of Genesis Bryant, deceased, v. Willie Carter 
    • Estate of Carol A. Bullaro v. Daniel A. Pacella, M.D. 
    • Estate of Kathleen Duffy v. Little Company of Mary Hospital & Healthcare Centers 
    • Harry Bonfiglio v. Soo Line Railroad, Inc 
    • Roger Stillwell v. Dr. Theodore A. Fox, and Lakeview Orthopedics 
    • Estate of Bozena Bajaj v. Kenneth Moore, M.D. 
    • Jaclyn Ohara v. Nursefinders 
    • Albert C. Garner v. Carter Excavating & Grading 

    Educational Background:

    • B.S., University of Illinois, 1978 
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    Office Location for John B. Kralovec

    60 West Randolph Street
    Fourth Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601

    Phone: 312-883-7638

    Fax: 312-855-0068

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    Last Updated: 7/26/2019

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