John S. Monical

Top rated business litigation attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Lawrence Kamin, LLC
John S. Monical
Lawrence Kamin, LLC

Practice Areas: Business litigation, Securities litigation, Products liability; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1994

Education: Northern Illinois University College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2008

Lawrence Kamin, LLC

300 South Wacker Drive
Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60606 Visit website

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As the managing partner of Lawrence Kamin, LLC, in Chicago, Illinois, John S. Monical aids his clients with legal matters pertaining to business and commercial litigation, including:

  • Product liability
  • Employment law
  • Litigation and risk management
  • Broker-dealer and investment adviser disputes
  • Restrictive covenants and unfair competition
  • Financial services and regulatory investments

As an attorney with nearly 30 years of experience, Mr. Monical isn’t fazed by the unpredictability of his profession. He enjoys a good challenge and works hard to seek out solutions that bring favorable results for his clients. Having been raised in a household with many siblings, he is a tenacious fighter in the courtroom, and calm and collected during tense negotiations and settlements. 

Mr. Monical has handled many multimillion-dollar cases, ranging from numerous national broker-dealer and product liability cases to real estate trials. He is rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell, the organization’s highest peer-review rating, and rated “Superb” on Avvo for his professionalism and high ethical standards. 

Mr. Monical graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1991 from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, majoring in computer science. He later received his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the Northern Illinois University (NIU) College of Law. 

Licensed to practice in Indiana, Wisconsin and Illinois, Mr. Monical is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Additionally, he is permitted to argue before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Keeping busy in his legal community, Mr. Monical holds memberships in the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Indiana State Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He was the chair and vice chair for the Chicago Bar Association’s Securities Law Committee and the Defense Research Institute’s Litigation Group. Moreover, he is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Illinois, the National Society of Compliance Professionals and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Business litigation, Securities litigation, Personal injury - products: defense, Employment litigation: plaintiff

Focus areas

Trade secret, Non-compete agreements, Motor vehicle defects, Medical devices, Pharmaceutical, Employment law - employer

  • 40% Business litigation
  • 30% Securities litigation
  • 20% Personal injury - products: defense
  • 10% Employment litigation: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1994, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.lawrencekaminlaw.com/team/john-s-monical/

Honors/Awards:
  • AV Preeminent™ and 5.0/5.0 Peer Review Rating™ (Martindale Hubbell)
  • 2017 – 2020 Leading Lawyer (Law Bulletin Publishing): Commercial Litigation & Products Liability Defense Law
Educational Background:
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, B.S., Computer Engineering, 1991
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State of Illinois
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Compliance and Legal Division
  • National Society of Compliance Professionals
  • Financial Planning Association of Illnois
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Compliance and Legal Division
  • NIU College of Law Board of Visitors, Vice Chair, 2009-2010
  • NIU College of Law Board of Visitors, Chair, 2010-2014
  • Defense Research Institute, Litigation Group, Co-Chair, 2007-2010
  • Defense Research Institute, Litigation Group, Chair, 2010-2011
  • Defense Research Institute, Children’s Products Specialized
  • Chicago Bar Association, Securities Law Committee, Legislative Liaison, 2008-2009
  • Chicago Bar Association, Securities Law Committee, Vice Chair, 2009-2010
  • Chicago Bar Association, Securities Law Committee, Chair, 2010-2011
  • American Bar Association, Illinois Liaison to Committee on State Regulation of Securities, 2009-Present
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Southern Districts of Indiana
  • United States District Courts for the Northern Districts of Indiana
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois
  • State of Wisconsin
  • State of Indiana
Industry Groups:
  • ABA
  • CBA
  • DRI
  • ISBA
  • SIFMA

Office location for John S. Monical

300 South Wacker Drive
Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-372-1947

Selections

1 Year Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2008

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