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John J. Skawski is the Founding and Managing Partner of Skawski Law Offices. His practice focuses on civil litigation with specialties in transportation and construction. He also enjoys a commercial litigation practice representing businesses in contract and tort disputes. He has represented Fortune 500 companies, including General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Motor Company, General Mills, McDonald's Corporation, Motorola, and others in a variety of civil and commercial matters. John is regularly called upon to defend businesses and individuals in complex catastrophic personal injury cases when stakes and damages are high. His successful results obtained through motion or at trial are consistently upheld by appellate courts.

John has been a featured speaker at national insurance seminars and is sought out to provide training for claim representatives dealing with transportation claims. He is a member of the Illinois Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, and is a Chair Qualified Arbitrator in both Cook and DuPage Counties.

John and his wife, Sandi, have three sons and reside in a western suburb of Chicago.


University of Notre Dame, B.B.A. 1985
Dean's List 1981-85
Notre Dame Club of Chicago Scholarship Recipient 1981-85

Loyola University School of Law 1989
Dean's List 1987-89
Leadership and Service Award


Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Federal Trial Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


Chair Qualified Arbitrator in Cook and DuPage County


  • Christian Legal Society
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois Defense Counsel
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association


Death of the Dead Man's Act?, published by the Illinois State Bar Association in Volume 82, No. 11 of the Illinois Bar Journal.


Rerack v. Lally, 241 Ill. App. 3d 692 (1st Dist. 1992)
Peacock v. Waldeck, 2016 IL App (2d) 151043
Konrick v. LaCroix, 2016 IL App (2d) 151027 -U
If you are interested in discussing how Skawski Law Offices, LLC can potentially represent your legal interests, then please contact us at 630.472.9500 or [email protected].
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