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John Joseph Malm

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NAPERVILLE OFFICE

1730 Park St, #201
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Phone: (630) 527-4177
Fax: (630) 527-4178

CHICAGO OFFICE

22 W Washington St, #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.

BORN

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.

Education

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

Illinois, 1993

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.

Awards

Illinois Super Lawyers, SuperLawyers, 2014

Appellate Decisions

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)].

Lectures

Requesting and Reviewing Medical Records and BIlls for Injury Litigation, Paralegal Studies, College of DuPage, 2014

Background

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 and was welcomed as an associate attorney in 1993. At Clausen Miller, John represented plaintiffs in complex tort litigation in both state and federal court. John quickly gained experience handling numerous catastrophic fire and explosion cases arising from defective products.

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. In 2011, the Naperville personal injury law firm became The Law Offices of John J. Malm & Associates, a professional corporation. In 2013, the law firm proudly announced the opening of its brand new offices, incorporating mid-century modern design elements and state-of-the art technology throughout.

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.

Professional Philosophy

“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.

References

John J. Malm's list of professional references from clients, opposing counsel and referring attorneys in the community are available upon request.

Languages

Hablamos Español

Non-Legal Activities

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.