John R. Malkinson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Malkinson & Halpern, P.C.
 | 33 N Dearborn St, Suite 1540
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-427-9600
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Antitrust Litigation (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%)
Attorney Profile

As a founding member of Malkinson & Halpern, P.C., John Malkinson is committed to asserting and defending the rights of his clients. Mr. Malkinson heads the personal injury and complex litigation aspect of the firm's practice, concentrating on trucking collisions, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, price-fixing and federal False Claims Act/whistleblower matters. He also participates in the firm's handling of sexual harassment and class action employment law issues.

With more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Malkinson has a reputation for providing top-tier legal representation to clients in need. His practical and detail-oriented approach has resulted in millions of dollars recovered on behalf of business consumers and personal injury/medical malpractice victims. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Malkinson worked for two years in hospital administration, managing the daily operations of surgical, intensive care and rehabilitation wards. As an attorney, he is knowledgeable and experienced in handling a range of personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice issues such as birth trauma, brain injuries, botched spinal, neurological and other surgeries, hemodialysis mishaps, and the misdiagnosis of cancer and other illnesses. He has participated in successfully prosecuting several nationwide price-fixing cases against corporate giants involved in national and international cartels, including cases involving food products and additives, chemicals, paper, polyurethane foam, freight forwarding services, industrial compounds, foundry resin, and chain link fence, leveling the playing field and recouping damages for family-run and other businesses who directly purchased such products at criminally elevated prices.

Mr. Malkinson's professional skill and achievements are reflected in numerous recognitions he's received over the years. He is a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, has been named as one of Illinois' Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers and by the American Society of Legal Advocates, has been recognized by his peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer for 10 consecutive years, and as one of the top 100 Super Lawyer Attorneys in Illinois by Chicago Magazine (2013 and 2014, 2016). Mr. Malkinson holds the highest possible rating from AVVO.com ("Superb, 10.0").

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Antitrust Litigation (40%): Antitrust & Trade Litigation

Employment & Labor (20%): Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Antitrust Litigation: Antitrust & Trade Litigation

Employment & Labor: Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018

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About John Malkinson

Admitted: 1983, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.mhtriallaw.com/malkinson.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Illinois, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates, Member

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Federal Trial Bar, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Licensed Attorney, State of Illinois
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Elected, Executive Board of Directors, Community Support Services, Inc. ("CSS"), Brookfield, IL., 2013-2014

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, Persuasion; A Lawyer's Perspective, Business Executives Association, 2010
  • Speaker, Basic Issues in Employment Law, Business Executives Association, 2010
  • Speaker, Tortious Interference With Contract/Business, Automotive Repair Industry, 2000
  • Speaker, Social Host Liability for the Service of Alcohol to Minors

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $575,000.00 on behalf of adult child for medical malpractice death of elderly mother whose hemodialysis port ruptured at her home., 2014
  • $560,000.00 settlement of Wage/Hour Racial Discrimination Class Action on behalf of 36 government employees, 2013
  • $312,500 class action settlement on behalf of local fast-food workers who had been compelled to work while "off the clock" in violation of wage and hour laws, 2013
  • $1.5 million settlement for wrongful death of newborn arising from improper placement of intravenous feeding tube into the baby's abdominal cavity instead of a blood vessel.
  • $2.0 Million combined result on behalf of the United States of America, the State of Illinois (False Claims Act/Whistleblower statutes), and a class of Illinois debtors (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act/Consumer Fraud), attributed to improper crediting by collection law firm.
  • $850,000.00 for wrongful death of businessman, attributed to misdiagnoses by physician specialists.
  • $1.5 Million commercial trucking collision/wrongful death of caring father, on behalf of his surviving adult children.
  • $775,000.00 medical malpractice result for a gentleman who sustained a severed nerve in his arm during surgery, causing permanent disability and disfigurement.
  • $1.2 Million on behalf of a woman who suffered herniated discs and other injuries when struck as a pedestrian while crossing mid-block, and when rear-ended in low-speed collision.

Educational Background:

  • Grinnell College, B.A.

Industry Groups

  • Automotive Body Repair
  • Chemical Supply
  • Food Ingredient
  • Manufacturing
  • Office Location for John R. Malkinson

    33 N Dearborn St
    Suite 1540
    Chicago, IL 60602

    Phone: 312-427-9600

     

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    Last Updated: 3/6/2017

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