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John J. Waldman

John Waldman - Kanoski Bresney - Central Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer

John has successfully resolved thousands of personal injury and workers’ compensation claims, distributing millions in settlements to his clients since at Kanoski Bresney.

Better to remain silent and be thought to be a fool than to speak out and remove doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

A lifelong resident of Illinois, John Waldman raised his family in the Pekin/Peoria area where he resides today. John attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, graduating with University Honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Paralegal Studies. He began practicing law after graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1988.

After law school John 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.

John is an avid NASCAR fan and craft beer enthusiast.

Areas Of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Slip and Fall
  • Animal Bites
  • Premise Liability

Bar Admissions

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

Education

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: Dean List
  •             Major: Political Science/Paralegal Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyer Association