AV Preeminent™ and 5.0/5.0 Peer Review Rating™ (Martindale Hubbell)
2019 Leading Lawyer™ in Commercial Litigation (Law Bulletin Publishing)
2019 Leading Lawyer™ in Product Liability (Law Bulletin Publishing)
John S. Monical is an experienced litigator and trial attorney focusing on commercial and business litigation. John represents financial institutions (banks, broker-dealers, and investment advisers) and financial advisors in customer litigation and arbitration, restrictive covenant and trade secret disputes, and in SEC, FINRA, and state regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings. John also represents product manufacturers, distributors, installers, and vendors in contract, personal injury defense, wrongful death, and property damage claims.
John approaches every engagement with a laser focus on his client’s business goals. Every case strategy is designed to efficiently drive that result. John has tailored creative strategies to reach settlement and avoid litigation. When the client’s goal calls for a court battle, John has applied a tenacious attention to detail, has simplified the presentation of complex evidence, and has achieved an impressive award record.
Through his active membership in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the American Bar Association (ABA), the CBA Securities Law Committee, and the Financial Planning Association (FPA), John stays current on legal developments and proactively contributes to the ongoing discussion of cutting-edge arguments for his clients.
John grew up with 11 sisters and five brothers-honing his skills arguing and mediating between his 16 siblings.
John S. Monical was the youngest partner ever to be elected Managing Partner of Lawrence Kamin, a position he has held since 2005.
State of Illinois
State of Indiana
State of Wisconsin
United States District Courts
Northern District of Illinois
Eastern District of Wisconsin
Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
United States Courts of Appeals
American Bar Association
Illinois Liaison to Committee on State Regulation of Securities
Chicago Bar Association
Securities Law Committee
Vice Chair (2009-2010)
Legislative Liaison (2008-2009)
Defense Research Institute
Children’s Products Specialized
NIU College of Law Board of Visitors
Vice Chair (2009-2010)
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Compliance and Legal Division
Financial Planning Association of Illnois
National Society of Compliance Professionals
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
Compliance and Legal Division
Lawrence Kamin, LLC
Managing Partner: 2005-Present
Partner: 2001- Present
Lord, Bissell & Brook, 1994-1998
Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D.,
magna cum laude, second in class, 1994
University of Illinois, Urbana, B.S.
Computer Engineering, 1991
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