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    John V. Kalantzis

    Associate
    John V. Kalantzis
    About John

    Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, John grew up working in his family’s restaurant and then stayed local attending both Northwestern University (B.A.) and Notre Dame Law School (J.D.). As a first generation Greek American, John witnessed the difficulties that immigrants can experience while adapting to a new culture. He also experienced the importance of community in helping people to assimilate and understand how to become part of that new culture. He is fluent in Greek and has been active in the community through his volunteer work for his church and other Greek American community organizations. John has also been involved with local educational groups as he has experienced the role education provides in presenting opportunities for enriching and improving one’s life.

    John is involved in numerous professional organizations, including the American Bar Association and American Association for Justice (AAJ). He is a member of the Assembly for the Illinois State Bar Association Association (ISBA) where he also serves on the Tort Law Section Council and on the Bar Elections Supervision Committee. John is also on the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA).

    John focuses on aviation law and has a wealth of trial experience in motor vehicle collisions, premises liability, and wrongful death. He is also skilled in alternative dispute resolution. Currently, John is part of the team representing the families of the victims of the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 in their lawsuits for wrongful death against Boeing. John has also represented family members of victims of car crashes in wrongful death cases as well as those who have suffered serious and life altering injuries. His experience in these areas has exposed him to the suffering of victims of negligence and spurred him to fight on behalf of injured plaintiffs and their families. John treats every client with the same care he would offer his own family and battles the profit-driven corporations and insurance companies to ensure that his clients receive the compensation they deserve.

    Education
    • Notre Dame Law School, Juris Doctor, May 2004
    • Northwestern University, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, June 2000
    Professional Associations and Memberships
    • American Bar Association
    • American Association for Justice
    • Chicago Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee
    • Hellenic Bar Association
    • Illinois State Bar Association, Assembly
    • Tort Law Section, Council
    • Bar Elections Supervision Committee
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    Honors and Awards
    • Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America, 2022 – Present
      • Aviation Law
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
    Past Employment Positions
    • Curcio Law Offices, Attorney 2017 – 2019
    • Kalantzis Law Firm, Founding Partner 2008 – 2017
    • Resurgence Financial, In-House Counsel 2005 – 2008
    John V. Kalantzis
    About John
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