John (Jack) R. Hilgeman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Dayton, OH

Cowan & Hilgeman
 | 12 West Monument Avenue, Suite 100
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: 937-802-2496
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Health Care (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney John (Jack) R. Hilgeman is a partner with the Cowan & Hilgeman law firm in Dayton, Ohio. A top-rated trial lawyer with eight years of legal experience, Mr. Hilgeman devotes his practice exclusively to personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from medical malpractice and nursing home abuse, defective products, and other acts of negligence or wrongdoing.

Over the course of his career, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients, earning his reputation as one of the leading trial advocates in the region, and he finds great reward in being able to help so many in their dire times of need.

A 2007 honors graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Mr. Hilgeman obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2010. He is licensed to practice in Ohio and California as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of California and the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the Ohio Court of Claims, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th and 9th Circuits.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Hilgeman currently serves as vice chair for the bar examination of character and fitness committee of the Dayton Bar Association, and he sits on the organization's civil trial practice committee. He is also a member of several other local, state and national bar associations, and he volunteers his time and services for the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Hilgeman has received many awards and honors throughout his career. Along with holding an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, he has earned 10 out of 10 ratings from Avvo as well as the site's Clients' Choice Award. In addition, The National Trial Lawyers voted him as one of the country's Top 40 Under 40, and in 2018, he was named among America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Health Care (10%): Nursing Home

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Nursing Home

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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About John Hilgeman

Admitted: 2010, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://cowanhilgemanlaw.com/attorney-profiles/jack-r-hilgem...

Honors/Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent, 2018
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2018
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2018
  • AVVO Top Attorney, 10.0/10.0
  • The National Trial Lawyers 40 Under 40, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Dayton Bar Association Volunteers Lawyer Project, 2017
  • Dayton Bar Association Civil Trial Practice and ADR Committee, 2017
  • Vice-Chair, Dayton Bar Association Bar Exam and Qualifications Committee, 2017
  • Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association 
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Dayton Bar Association Committee on Bar Exam and Qualifications (Vice Chair)
  • Dayton Bar Association Civil Trial Practice Committee
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Ohio Court of Claims
  • U.S. Federal District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Federal District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Federal District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • California 
  • Ohio

Educational Background:

  • University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Arts, Honors, 2007

Industry Groups

  • American Association Of Justice
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association
  • Ohio Association Of Justice
  • Ohio Bar Association
Office Location for John (Jack) R. Hilgeman

12 West Monument Avenue
Suite 100
Dayton, OH 45402

Phone: 937-802-2496

 

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Last Updated: 7/10/2018

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