John Kurowski’s 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.
A native of Southwestern Illinois, John received his B.A. Honors degree in history from Loyola University of Chicago. He studied abroad at Loyola University's John Felice Rome Center in Rome, Italy, from 1973-1974. John offers a wide range of experience in many areas of complex litigation in his forty years of practice. For over thirty years he has been an often sought lawyer in asbestos and toxic tort litigation. His work includes over 30 trials in more than 15 states. In addition he has served and continues to serve as National Coordinating Counsel and National Trial Counsel for several companies including two Fortune 100 companies. His work extends beyond preparing and winning trials. He is known for his litigation management, strategy development, expert witness development and coordination. He has also served as an expert witness in several coverage and related actions.
He also is widely recognized for his work in government affairs on a local and national level. This work has included litigation of complex financial matters for local government against the State of Illinois and the defense of major litigation for local government and education entities throughout the State of Illinois.
A frequently sought speaker, he regularly presents at several major seminars and for his many insurance clients. John also has served and continues to serve as Visiting Professor of Law at the Nicolaus Copernicus University School of Law in Torun, Poland.