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John S. Magiera

John S. Magiera


John S. Magiera is an Associate attorney whose practice focuses exclusively on workers’ compensation defense.  John brings a wealth of experience in workers’ compensation defense, from arbitration proceedings through the Appellate Court, literally thousands of cases over the years.  John’s career spans 37 years, with stops at the local electric utility, several well-recognized defense firms, and a 17-year stint as principal in his own workers’ compensation defense firm.  John’s exceptional level of experience provides the firm’s clients with a unique historical and experienced perspective in Commission proceedings and procedures. His status in the workers’ compensation bar offers the firm’s clients exceptional value and results.


John is a native Chicagoan and grandson of immigrants. He knows the value of disciplined work on behalf of clients.  He has been married for 39 years and is the father of five adult children.  His interests center around his family and many great friends, baseball, prep football, and political discourse.


Lewis University College of Law/Northern Illinois University, J.D.
Northwestern University, B.A.




Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Wisconsin Bar Association