Our Attorneys

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 litigation.

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 appeal.

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.

Case Results

  • 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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10 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1800

Chicago, Illinois 60603

Phone: 312-466-7216

Email: John.Bauman@ruberry-law.com


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 2003
    • Executive Articles Editor of the Hastings Law Journal
    • CALI Award: Trial Objections
    • CALI Award and Am. Jur. Award: Evidence and Proof
  • Ludwig-Maximilians Univesität, Munich, Graduate Coursework in History, 1999
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A. 1998


  • Michigan
  • Illinois
  • 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