John J. Kurowski

John J. Kurowski Partner

P 618 607 5301 F 618 607 5299
1405 N. Green Mount Road
Suite 400
O'Fallon, IL 62269
1405 N. Green Mount Road, Suite 400, O'Fallon, IL 62269
Overview

At MG+M, John Kurowski leads a team of outstanding lawyers practicing across the country providing exemplary service to businesses nationwide and globally.

Often retained to handle some of the most-complex litigation in the country, Kurowski and his team evaluate, manage and mitigate risks for businesses. He brings a wealth of experience in commercial, asbestos and toxic exposure; education; and government matters to strategy development and litigation tactics for his clients. He has been selected to serve as national coordinating counsel (NCC) for a variety of entities over the past 25 years, including for four major entities in the United States today. He also manages MG+M’s international litigation and its European affiliation with SLSLEX in Italy.

Kurowski’ s interest and experience in law and social justice spans more than 40 years. He takes pride in teaching and giving back. He has been a Visiting Professor of Law at the Nicolaus Copernicus School of Law and Administration in Torun, Poland, teaching human rights and American civil litigation. He is the creator, organizer and sponsor of a widely acclaimed annual Human Rights Symposium at Copernicus that focuses on international social justice issues and has been held since 2006.

He has been a board member of the greater St. Louis chapter of JDRF, the world’s largest nonprofit funder of type 1 diabetes research, for many years. He served as Board President from 2018 to 2020 and previously on the JDRF International Board of Directors Finance Committee.

Kurowski received a B.A.(Honors) degree from Loyola University Chicago, graduating cum laude in history in 1975. He also attended the Loyola University John Felice Rome Center in Rome, Italy, in 1973–74. He received his law degree from St. Louis University in 1978. He has served on several advisory and alumni boards at Loyola University Chicago over the years. In June 2013, Loyola presented Kurowski with its John Felice Award in recognition of his contributions to the Rome Center, Loyola, business and his community.

Kurowski is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Missouri and New York. He is a member of the Illinois and Missouri State Bar Associations; St. Clair County, Illinois, Bar; East St. Louis, Illinois, Bar (President, 1990–91), and American Bar Association.

Kurowski and his wife, Connie, are active members of the Society of Fellows of the Aspen Institute and the Ignatian Legacy Fellows.

Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • New York
Education
  • Loyola University of Chicago, B.A., 1975
  • Loyola University - John Felice Rome Center in Italy, Study Abroad Program, 1973-1974
  • St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1978
Recognition

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, 2022
  • Recipient of the John Felice Award from Loyola University of Chicago (2013)
  • Super Lawyer, 2008-2020

Involvement

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Member of International Board Finance Committee (2017-present); President of the Greater St. louis Southern Illinois Chapter of JDRF (2018-2020); Board Member 2008-2014, 2017-present
  • Member of Director’s Advisory Board for the John Felice Rome Center, Rome Italy (2012-present)
  • Visiting Professor of Law, Nicolaus Copernicus School of Law and Administration, Torun, Poland (2006-present) (teaching comparative law in American Civil Litigation and Human Rights)
  • Founder and organizer of Human Rights and a Just Society (HRJS) annual Human Rights symposium conducted at Nicolaus Copernicus University School of Law
  • Member of the Society of Fellows of the Aspen Institute
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