John J. Waldman

John J. Waldman

Pekin, Illinois

A lifelong resident of Illinois, Mr. Waldman raised his family in the Pekin/Peoria area where he resides today. Mr. Waldman attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, graduating with University Honors with a Bachelors degree in Political Science and Paralegal Studies. He began practicing law after graduating from University of Illinois College of Law in 1988. After law school Mr. Waldman began working for a law firm that primarily did work for insurance companies, defending personal injuries and workers compensation claims. Trying to save insurance companies money at the expense of innocent accident victims was not very rewarding. He joined Kanoski Bresney in 1994 and has worked tirelessly for injured victims ever since. It is estimated that Mr. Waldman has successfully fought for more than 10,000 injured people since coming to Kanoski Bresney.

Mr. Waldman is an avid NASCAR fan and a craft beer enthusiast.

"Better to remain silent and be thought to be a fool that to speak out and remove all doubt."
-Abraham Lincoln

Areas of Practice

  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Animal Bites -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
  • Workers' Compensation Law

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1989


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana, Illinois
    • J.D. cum laude - 1988
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in American Indian Law
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
    • B.S. - 1985
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science/Paralegal Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Bar Association


  • Delta Theta Phi