John Joseph Malm
1730 Park Street, Suite 201
Naperville, Illinois 60563
Phone: (630) 527-4177
Fax: (630) 527-4178
22 W. Washington Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(By Appointment Only)
Phone: (312) 422-6855
Naperville attorney John J. Malm is a trial lawyer with more than 20 years of litigation experience. John's practice is concentrated in DuPage County, Kane County, Cook County and Will County, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, product liability and insurance coverage litigation.
John’s practice is concentrated in serious injury and wrongful death cases. In the past 20 years, John has recovered millions for his clients, having successfully handled hundreds of cases. He has also achieved a record of accomplishment before the Illinois Appellate Court.
U.S. Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida, May 27, 1966.
John grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and graduated from Glenbard West High School in 1984.
J.D., cum laude, Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1993
Articles Editor, Valparaiso University Law Review; Justice, Valparaiso University Moot Court Executive Board; Member, Valparaiso University Moot Court Society; and Member, Hon. Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team.
B.A., Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1988
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1993
John Malm has previously been admitted pro hac vice in individual cases in New Mexico, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Texas.
John proudly serves clients in DuPage County, Kane County, Cook County, Will County, Kendall County and DeKalb County.
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
In Re the Estate of Ann L. Cuneo, 334 Ill.App.3d 594, 780 N.E.2d 325 (2nd Dist. 2002).
Nicholson v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co., No. 2-08-0639 (filed 3/23/10; corrected 4/14/10) (2nd Dist. 2010). See section 143a--2 of the Illinois Insurance Code [215 ILCS 5/143a--2 (West 1998)].
During college, John worked at IBM, where he received sales training and experience. Upon graduation, he received a management position with Cahners Exposition Group (a Reed Publishing company) where he gained useful operations experience before attending law school.
In 1992, John joined the law firm, Clausen Miller, P.C., as a summer associate attorney in Chicago, Illinois. A year later, John became an associate attorney. At Clausen Miller, John represented plaintiffs in complex tort litigation in both state and federal court, in cases involving fire, explosion, injury and product liability.
In 1997, John established the Law Offices of Stime & Malm, Wheaton, Illinois, concentrating his practice in bodily injury and wrongful death cases.
In 2001, the Law Offices of John J. Malm, P.C. was established, representing individuals and families who have suffered an injury or loss due to an accident. After continued growth during its first 10 years, the Naperville law firm became The Law Offices of John J. Malm & Associates, a professional corporation, in 2011. In 2013, the personal injury law firm opened its brand new offices, incorporating mid-century modern design elements.
With over 20 years of experience as a trial lawyer, John continues to emphasize client service and a results-oriented approach to personal injury litigation.
“Work hard and do well for my clients.” But John also believes in the need for lawyers to preserve civility in the practice of law, and in our courts. "I carefully prepare my cases to win, but along the way I do my best to treat my opponents the way I would like to be treated. This might seem easy to do, but sometimes, when I am facing an opponent who may not share my view, it can challenge me. I know that that adherence to the 'golden rule' has always served my clients very well."
Pro Bono Activities
John accepts pro bono assignments as a member of the Trial Bar in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
John J. Malm's professional references from clients, opposing counsel and referring attorneys in the community are available upon request.
John's greatest joy is spending time with his family, including his wife, Sara, of 25 years, and his four sons, ages 19, 16, 14 and 14 (twins). He enjoys skiing, boating, sailing, travel, politics, photography, history, art, reading, wine, cooking, architectural design, movies, music and auto racing, and he is a classic car and sports car enthusiast. As a father, John has been active as a volunteer coach and father in Tri-Cities Soccer Association, Batavia Youth Baseball, and Batavia Youth Football. He is a supporter of American Youth Foundation, UNICEF, Heifer International, the Batavia Interfaith Clothes Closet, the Batavia Food Pantry and Tri-City Family Services.