Company: Cushing Law Offices
Location: Niles, Illinois, United States
F. John Cushing III, Attorney at Cushing Law Offices, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in personal injury litigation.
Hailing from a family of lawyers, Mr. Cushing had been intrigued by the legal profession since his formative year. He particularly enjoyed the idea of winning cases in a civil atmosphere without using fists to fight. Matriculating at Loyola University Chicago, Mr. Cushing received a Bachelor of Business Administration in economics in, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in 1973. In 1976, he achieved a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Shortly thereafter, he was admitted to practice law in the state of Illinois, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Seventh Circuits.
For more than four decades, Mr. Cushing has served as an attorney at the Cushing Law Offices in Chicago, representing individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries and families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of others. He is proud to work alongside his son, Michael Cushing, a talented attorney and litigator. Notably, the Cushing Law Offices is recognized as one of Chicago’s premier law firms ranking in the top 2.5 percent of personal injury litigation. Finding great success in his career, Mr. Cushing has been named to Illinois Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers on numerous occasions. He attributes his success to his clients, as if it was not for them he would have no one to help and counsel. With this sentiment, he is continually honored by the referrals he receives from clients.
Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Cushing has served on a number of noteworthy cases. One of his most notable settlements was on behalf of a 38-year-old woman who passed away due to a faulty transdermal fentanyl patch that had leaked and caused an overdose. After suing the company, Johnson & Johnson, her husband and three children were ultimately awarded $21 million after taking the case to the Supreme Court of Illinois. The pharmaceutical giant was also required to discontinue its patch and redesign it in 2012. Another significant case to Mr. Cushing’s credit included one against the Chicago public transportation system after a young medical student was assaulted and killed. After discovering that this was not the first attack, the safety system had to undergo a complete redesign to better protect the public.
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