John Kurowski has been practicing law for over 40 years. His practice focuses on an array of complex litigation matters and government affairs that are national in scope and reputation. John is a frequently sought-after speaker at national programs and panels, and has served as national coordinating counsel for multiple companies over the years. In addition, he has tried over 75 cases to verdict in several jurisdictions, including the six-month Abate II common issues Asbestos Litigation trial in Baltimore in the 90’s, where his clients received one of two defense verdicts.
A native of Southwestern Illinois, John received his B.A. degree in history from Loyola University of Chicago, graduating cum laude in 1975. He also attended the Loyola University John Felice Rome Center in Rome, Italy, from 1973-1974. John is currently a member of Loyola’s Rome Center Foundation Council of Advisors and has previously served as a member on two alumni boards at Loyola. In June 2013, Loyola University of Chicago presented John with the John Felice Award in recognition of his contributions to the Rome Center, Loyola, and to his business and community.
John has been a visiting Professor of Law at the Nicolaus Copernicus University School of Law and Administration in Torun, Poland, where he has sponsored and organized an annual Human Rights Symposium each fall for the past twelve years. He is the current President of the St. Louis Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and was appointed to JDRF’s International Board Finance Committee in 2017.
John received his J.D. degree from St. Louis University School of Law in 1978. He lives in Swansea, Illinois, with his wife Connie. They have three adult children and are members of the Society of Fellows of the Aspen Institute.