John E. Bauman, III
John is an experienced litigator whose practice concentrates in
trucking litigation, premises liability, products liability,
insurance coverage, employment discrimination, and commercial
Before joining Ruberry, Stalmack & Garvey, John litigated
personal injury claims for approximately ten years at a medium
sized litigation firm in Chicago where he gained valuable
experience working up his cases from their inception to trial and
John also served a two-year clerkship with the U.S. Department
of Labor's Office of Administrative Law Judges, working on federal
whistleblower claims under statutes including the Surface
Transportation Assistance Act, AIR 21, and Sarbanes-Oxley.
- Smalley Steel Ring Co. v. Atilano
et al., 2-10-0354WC (Ill. App. Ct. 2d Dist. 2012): John
obtained a monetary judgment in favor of his client against a
workers' compensation claimant who had filed a fraudulent workers'
compensation claim and a judgment from the Circuit Court setting
aside a workers' compensation award and award of attorney's fees
entered against John's client on the ground that the award had been
procured through fraud. The Appellate Court affirmed.
- New Hampshire v. Lumea Staffing, (New Hampshire
Department of Labor 2011): John represented a staffing agency in
administrative proceedings in which the State of New Hampshire
sought over $1 million in fines. The case settled for $10,000.
- Pikovsky v. 8440-8460 North
Skokie Blvd. Condo. Ass'n, 964 N.E.2d 124 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st
Dist. 2011): John obtained summary judgment for his client, a
condominium association, that was sued for negligence when the
plaintiff sustained injuries after she fell on an icy sidewalk. The
Appellate Court affirmed summary judgment on the ground that John's
client was immune to a negligence lawsuit under the Illinois Snow
and Ice Removal Act.
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Chicago, Illinois 60603
- University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D.
- Executive Articles Editor of the Hastings Law
- CALI Award: Trial Objections
- CALI Award and Am. Jur. Award: Evidence and Proof
- Ludwig-Maximilians Univesität, Munich, Graduate Coursework in
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A. 1998
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
- Law Clerk to Hon. Alexander Karst, U.S. Department of Labor,
Office of Administrative Law Judges, San Francisco, CA
- Extern to Hon. Susan Y. Illston, U.S. District Court for the
Northern District of California, San Francisco, CA