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John M. Power

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Cogan & Power, P.C.
1 East Wacker Drive, Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-477-2500
Fax: 312-477-2501
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2023
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1988
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

John M. Power is committed to representing clients in Chicago and throughout the state of Illinois. A founding partner of Cogan & Power, P.C., he focuses his practice on personal injury cases that involve wrongful death and medical malpractice.

In 1987, Mr. Power received a law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

With a strong background in personal injury defense, Mr. Power brings a comprehensive view of the law to his practice today. He is a staunch advocate for those who have suffered due to someone else's mistake. Working closely with his clients, he ensures that they know what is happening with their case, and that they receive the counsel they need to move forward.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Power has obtained settlements and verdicts totaling more than $85 million for victims of negligence. In one case, a client suffered due to a surgical sponge that was left in her abdomen. Mr. Power obtained a record-breaking verdict for the woman. In another case, he represented a family whose 16-day-old infant was misdiagnosed, sent home from the hospital and passed away. The family was awarded a multimillion-dollar verdict.

For his many accomplishments, Mr. Power has received the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, he holds an Avvo "Excellent" rating, and Leading Lawyers named him as one of the Top 100 attorneys in Illinois.

A frequent guest lecturer, Mr. Power has been invited to speak at the Northwestern University School of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

*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
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2023

About John M. Power

First Admitted: 1988

Professional Webpage:


  • Peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer
  • Top 100 attorneys in Illinois by the Leading Lawyer Network

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Guest lecturer, Northwestern School of Law
  • Guest lecturer, Loyola University School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board of Governors, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2013

Industry Groups

  • ARLA
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Office Location for John M. Power

1 East Wacker Drive
Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-477-2500

Fax: 312-477-2501

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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