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 20 years of litigation experience. John's practice is concentrated in Cook County, DuPage County, Kane 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, insurance coverage, and contested estate litigation.
John has distinguished himself as a litigator and has achieved a record of accomplishment in 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
Majored in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing.
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.
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)].
While attending college, John worked at IBM, where he received sales training and experience as a marketing associate. When he discovered he had an aptitude for working with one of IBM’s toughest law firm customers, he knew that he would one day become a lawyer himself. 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. He continued to work for Clausen Miller throughout his final year of law school, and was made a full-time associate in 1993. 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 litigation practice in bodily injury and wrongful death cases. John was selected as litigation counsel in one of the largest contested estates in Du Page County, In Re the Estate of Ann L. Cuneo.
In 2001, the Law Offices of John J. Malm, P.C. was established. The firm opened its brand new offices in Naperville in 2003. The Naperville law firm proudly serves its clients in DuPage County and Kane County as a results-oriented personal injury law firm representing individuals and families who have suffered an injury or loss due to an accident.
John is dedicated to seeking justice for his clients with a commitment to preserve civility in the practice of law, believing that civility is the foundation of a well-functioning civil justice system. "I work hard to carefully prepare my cases to win, but along the way I do my best to treat others -- including my opponents -- the way I would like to be treated. It is a simple philosophy, but one that is admittedly hard to follow at times. Even in the most difficult cases with the most challenging opponents, I know that adherence to the 'golden rule' has served my clients 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 24 years, and his four sons, ages 18, 16, 13 and 13 (twins). He enjoys skiing, boating, sailing, travel, photography, reading, cooking and music, and he is an incurable sports car enthusiast. 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.