Jon Papin

Jon Papin

Jon Papin joins Cogan & Power with over twenty years of experience as a personal injury and medical malpractice attorney. Jon Papin was previously a partner in the defense firm of Bollinger, Ruberry & Garvey. For the last eight years, he has dedicated his law practice to representing victims of birth injury, medical malpractice, commercial trucking accidents and construction disasters.

In 2008, Jon Papin had over $30 million dollars in jury verdicts and settlements, including a $9.8 million verdict which is the highest net jury verdict in Illinois for a case involving complex regional pain syndrome. Another case venued in Federal Court in Chicago settled for $13 million dollars. It involved a fatigued trucker who caused the Wrongful Deaths of a mother and her two young sons.

In the five previous years, he obtained more than $57 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. He holds several record Illinois jury verdicts and settlements and received the highest possible peer review rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell. Jon Papin was also chosen by his peers as being in the top 5% of attorneys in Illinois and is a member of the Illinois Leading Lawyers Network. He is the Illinois State Advisory Board Member to APITLA (Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America). Jon Papin works through this organization to reduce the number of injuries and deaths across America that are caused by unsafe and illegally operating trucking companies.

Areas of Practice:

Birth Injury
Trucking Accidents
Wrongful Death Matters
Medical Malpractice
Construction Accidents

Bar Admissions:

Illinois, 1989
Utah, 1984
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1989
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1989
U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1989
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1989
U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1989
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1989


University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, 1983

Brigham Young University, Utah, 1980
Major: Business with Minors in Economics and Accounting

Representative Cases:

Estates of Lindner et. al vs. Millis Transfer, Inc., 06 C 5553 (Federal Court- Northern District of Illinois)

Stanczyk vs. Robert E. Kappler & Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, et al., 05 L 5199 (Cook County)

Segerberg vs. Proventa St. Joseph's Medical Center, 06 L 369 (Will County)

Osby vs. Provena United Samartians Medical Center, 04 L 85 (Vermillion County)

Estate of Jordan Thomas vs. Little Company of Mary Hospital, et al., 01 L 9855 (Cook County)

Estate of Maurice Hall vs. West Suburban Hospital, et al., 04 L 1776 (Cook County)

Estate of Tangula Conway vs. St. Anthony's Hospital, et al., 05 L 7630 (Cook County)

Paige Elliott, a minor vs. Shriners Hospital, 03 L 14525 (Cook County)

Estate of Parker Delbridge vs. Decatur Memorial Hospital, 00 L29 (Macon County)

Estate of Saundra Wright vs. Evanston Hospital, 03 L 1429 (Cook County)

Claire Ashamalla vs. Edward Hospital and Edward Services Corporation, 05 L 403 (Dupage County)

John Pilafis vs. St. Francis Hospital of Evanston, et al., 02 L 399 (Cook County)

Cathy Burch vs. St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur, 03 L 138 (Macon County)

Past Employment Positions:

Rapoport Law Offices - Chicago, Attorney

Broderick, Steiger & Maisel - Chicago, Attorney

Bollinger, Ruberry & Garvey - Chicago, Attorney

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Putting the Brakes on Unsafe Trucking Companies