Naperville attorney John J. Malm is a trial lawyer with 25 years of experience in personal injury, car accidents and wrongful death litigation in DuPage County, Kane County, Cook County and Will County, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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John’s personal injury law firm is concentrated in automobile accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bites & animal attacks, sports injuries, defective products/product liability, nursing home abuse claims, sexual abuse claims and uninsured motorist claim litigation.

John has recovered millions for his clients and their families, with a record of accomplishment in the trial courts and Appellate Court of Illinois.


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 laudeValparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1993

Articles EditorValparaiso University Law ReviewJustice, Valparaiso University Moot Court Executive Board; MemberValparaiso University Moot Court Society; and MemberHon. Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team.

B.A., Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1988

  • Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1993. John Malm has previously been admitted pro hac vice in individual cases in Alaska, New Mexico, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Texas. John proudly serves clients in DuPage County, Kane County, Cook County, Will County, Kendall County, LaSalle County, DeKalb County and throughout Illinois.

Illinois Super Lawyers, SuperLawyers, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.


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)].

Confronting the “Contacts Sports” Rule in Sports Injury Litigation against Organizational Defendants, ITLA Journal, Volume 18, No. 2, Summer 2016.

Anatomy of a Disputed Documents Case, Estate Planning & Probate Section MCLE Meeting, DCBA, April 12, 2016.

Reviewing Medical Records and Bills for Injury Litigation, Paralegal Studies, College of DuPage, 2014.

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 gained litigation experience successfully handling numerous catastrophic fire and explosion cases arising from defective & dangerous products and negligent design and construction.

In 1997, John was a founding partner of the Law Offices of Stime & Malm, a personal injury law firm concentrating his practice in bodily injury and wrongful death cases.

In 2001, The Law Offices of John J. Malm & Associates, a professional corporation, was established. The Naperville personal injury law firm continues to represent individuals and families who have suffered an injury or loss due to an accident. In 2013, the firm moved into its new offices in Naperville.

First, to provide my clients with the best professional service I can offer in seeking a meaningful recovery in their legal claim. Second, to preserve civility in the practice of law and in our courts. “I carefully prepare my cases to win, while maintaining my professionalism and treating my opponents the way I want to be treated. Throughout my career, adherence to the ‘golden rule’ has served my clients very well.”

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

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John proudly serves on both the Event Committee and Chicago Advisory Board of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, an organization committed to protecting athletes and families through CTE brain research, policy, and education.

As a father, John has been a volunteer coach in Tri-Cities Soccer AssociationBatavia Youth Baseball, and Batavia Youth Football. He is a supporter of American Youth FoundationUNICEFHeifer International, the Batavia Interfaith Clothes Closet, the Batavia Food PantryBatavia United Way, and Tri-City Family Services.

John’s enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife, Sara, of 30 years, and his four sons. He enjoys various sports, skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, boating, sailing, travel, photography, history, art, movies, wine, cooking, architectural design, music and classic cars.

Client Reviews

"The Malm law firm is extremely professional and friendly. I would definitely refer others to this law firm."

D.K., Naperville, IL

"John, thank you again for all your hard work and dedication to my case. I really appreciated knowing I did not need to worry about anything and that my case was in good hands. It was so nice to have a peace of mind the entire time."

J.O., Naperville, IL

What can I say besides thank you for all you did. You handled my car accident case well -- with experience, knowledge and patience. You are an absolutely great attorney. You have made it possible for me to start living a normal life again. Thank you again, God Bless.

E.R., Naperville, IL

"John is the best. I would not want anybody else to handle a case for my family."

T.D., Aurora, IL

"I am truly blessed to have been referred to John and his team. Without John, my case would have been swept under the carpet. He truly made me feel cared for, protected and comfortable. I never was treated as just another case, and never felt ignored or neglected. I recommend John and his firm to...

A.G., Elgin, IL

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