John D. Cooney, Attorney
Mr. Cooney received his J.D. from the Loyola University School of Law in 1979and his B.A. from Georgetown University in 1976, after which he spent five yearsas a prosecutor with the Cook County State's Attorneys Office in the FelonyTrial Division.
Mr. Cooney regularly handles complex personal injury and wrongful death caseswhich have resulted in numerous record-setting verdicts and settlements. Herecently concluded the largest personal injury settlement in the history ofIllinois, which resulted in obtaining over $200 million for his clients who werefatally exposed to asbestos products.
His jury verdicts include a judgment of $12.3 million in Barry v.Owens-Corning, which is the highest compensatory asbestos verdict in Illinoisand a record verdict of $3.4 million for a woman injured in a bus accident inJorgenson v. Whiteside.
He has been identified each year by the Chicago Lawyer among the top tenattorneys obtaining multi-million dollar results in its Annual SettlementSurvey, which analyzes cases involving transportation disasters, productliability and construction accidents. He has been elected to the Board ofManagers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
|Education:||Georgetown University B.A.|
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit 1979
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