John R. Wrona

John R. Wrona

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, IL

Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona
 | 53 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 950
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-362-0000
Fax: 312-362-0440
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (20%)
Attorney Profile

John R. Wrona represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. He obtained a $5.4 million verdict in a medical malpractice case for the family of a 55-year-old woman who died from a side effect of a cancer drug in February 2011. Combining enthusiastic representation with thorough preparation, he has achieved over $34 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients over the course of his 16-year career. John heads the plaintiffs' department at GKWW and focuses his practice on medical malpractice, construction negligence, product liability, nursing home neglect, and transportation negligence cases. He is an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Northwestern School of Law.

About John Wrona

Admitted: 1997, Illinois

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • John is a member of ITLA, AAJ, ISBA, and the Will and DuPage County Bar Associations.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • John is a member of the Naperville Jaycees, served for four years on its board of directors, and served as co-executive director of its 2008 Last Fling Labor Day festival in Naperville.  He coaches youth travel baseball and youth basketballwith the Wheatland Athletic Association.


  • In 2011, obtained a $5.42 million dollar verdict on behalf of the family of a 55 year old woman who was suffering from Hodgkins disease, and suffered an adverse pulmonary reaction to one of the chemotherapy drugs she was treated with, and which killed her. In 2009, settled a production liability case involving burn injuries suffered by an electrician for $2,075,000 in cash and in addition to waiver of $455,000 of a workers compensation lien. Settled a medical malpractice case against a doctor for failing to diagnose and treat an aneurysm which ruptured and caused a brain injury, for $1,000,000. In 2005, settled a construction negligence case involving severe foot and ankle fractures suffered by an electrician due to a work site fall for $2,325,000, in cash, and in addition to the waiver of a $400,000 workers compensation lien. Obtained a $700,000 verdict against a Chicago hospital for a patient with severe osteoporosis whose fall precautions were not followed. Settled a wrongful death case involving the death of a home health worker in a house fire for $400,000. In 2003, settled a stillbirth case that involved the failure to appreciate signs of fetal distress for $1,500,000, which at that time was a record recovery for a stillbirth in the State of Illinois. Settled a wrongful death case involving negligent pre- and postoperative care for a patient undergoing an amputation for $550,000 against a Chicago hospital. Settled a product liability case involving multiple fractures suffered by a steel worker as a result of a malfunctioning crane for $400,000. Successfully defended an entrepreneur against breach of contract and fraud allegations in a trial that took place over several months.

Representative Clients:

  • Plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases.

Educational Background:

  • J.D. IIT Chicago Kent College of Law 1997, B.S. University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana 1991
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Office Location for John R. Wrona

53 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 950
Chicago, IL 60604

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Last Updated: 9/1/2017

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