Attorney John D. Cooney, partner at Cooney and Conway, has dedicated his practice to protecting the rights of injured workers and their immediate families. Mr. Cooney has been appointed, on several occasions, by the United States Trustees to represent injured workers during reorganization efforts by their employers. Some of these cases include the reorganization of Halliburton, Owens Corning, Armstrong World Industries, Honeywell, USG, and General Motors. Mr. Cooney’s aggressive representation of these injured workers during the reorganization process has resulted in over $20 billion in benefits to these employees and their families.
In addition, Mr. Cooney has been recognized as having accomplished the largest personal injury settlement in the history of Illinois. This settlement exceeded $200 million and was in reference to asbestos exposure and mesothelioma.
John Cooney has been recognized by many legal authorities as being one of the top personal injury lawyers in Illinois. Mr. Cooney consistently wins multi-million dollar awards for his clients in their personal injury and wrongful death cases.
The firm of Cooney and Conway specialize in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Cooney has dedicated his expertise into complex injury issues and wrongful death cases. Many of his cases involve construction accidents, mesothelioma, and transportation accidents. He and his firm also represent many clients in product liability cases and medical malpractice events.
Attorney John D. Cooney has had many successful wins for his clients, including a $12.5 million settlement for a pipe worker who was exposed continually to asbestos, a $5.5 million verdict for a woman who was involved in an accident with a dump truck that was out of control, and a $3.4 million dollar verdict for a woman injured in a commuter bus accident.
Mr. Cooney currently holds the elected position of Governor for the American Association of Justice, was a founding chairman of the Mass Torts Litigation Committee for the American Bar Association, and holds an elected manager position with the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Cooney is a graduate of Georgetown University and holds a J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago. After obtaining his degree, Mr. Cooney worked for five years as a prosecutor for the Cook County States Attorney’s Office – Felony Trial Division.