Loyola University Chicago,
President, Student Bar Association
American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings), 2013-2024
Named Lawyer of the Year for Government Relations Practice in Chicago, 2014, 2017
Listed in Illinois Super Lawyers (by Thomson Reuters), 2005-2006, 2008-2021
Thompson Coburn LLP
Illinois State Senate
President, January 2009-Present
Senator, Sixth District of Illinois, 1991-Present
Majority Caucus Whip, January 2007-January 2009
Illinois House of Representatives
John provides practical, strategic advice to clients on governmental and business matters. He works across several practice areas to help clients solve problems and achieve their business goals.
John represented Illinois' 6th Legislative District in the state Senate, where he served as Senate President from 2009 to 2020. During his six-term career in the Illinois House, John served as Speaker Pro Tempore and Democratic Floor Leader.
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