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Having achieved a sterling reputation as a litigator, John Malvik is at the point in his career where most of his opponents would rather settle than face him in the courtroom.
Mr. Malvik, trained in the notoriously difficult area of criminal defense law, has learned never to forget the ability of his opponents to do their job well, an awareness that has kept him at the top of his game, allowing him to accumulate an impressive number of wins in cases involving workers' compensation and personal injury plaintiff's law.
He considers his greatest accomplishment to be the reputation he has won in his community as a legal advocate who puts the best interests of his clients above everything else.
Whether he is ensuring that an injured plaintiff is receiving proper medical care, negotiating with a workers' compensation case manager at a large company, or keeping abreast of the retaliatory actions that his injured clients at small companies sometimes face, Mr. Malvik consistently demonstrates that his first order of business is solving the client's problem, whatever that may be.
Additionally, he brings his sense for problem solving and assisting others to a variety of community activities, including significant service on the Rock Island County government.
His commitment to his clients and to community service is so respected that the 60,000 Illinois attorneys in Sullivan's Law Directory have named him a Leading Lawyer, an honor given to only the top five percent of lawyers in the state. He holds a Distinguished® peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest and most prestigious law directory in the United States.
Mr. Malvik uses his love of medical learning and reasoned argument to advocate for people who have suffered injuries in automobile collisions, in falls and other accidents, and in workplace situations. If you or a loved one has experienced such an injury, you can obtain Mr. Malvik's legal counsel by contacting the law firm of Winstein Kavensky & Cunningham LLC at (309) 794-1515.
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
Year of Birth: 1949
Law School: DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1974
Professional Certification: Certified Teacher, Secondary Education, 1971
Undergraduate School: Augustana College, B.A, English education, 1971
- Rock Island County, Assistant Public Defender, 1977-1980
- Rock Island County, Assistant State's Attorney, 1974-1977
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Standing Committee on Law Related Education for the Public
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Rock Island County Bar Association
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
- Illinois State Bar Association Letter of Commendation
- Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished® Peer Review Rating
- Who's Who in the World, 8th Edition, 1988
- Who's Who in American Law, 4th Edition, 1986
- Men of Achievement, 12th Edition, 1986
- Leading Lawyers Member selected by peers in Criminal Defense Law: Felonies & Misdemeanors, Personal Injury Law: General, and Workers' Compensation Law
- Bi-State Regional Commission
Guest lecturer, Blackhawk and Augustana Colleges
Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham is one of the oldest and most prestigious law firms in the Quad Cities, representing the varied legal interests of our clients for more than 50 years. As a full service law firm, our attorneys focus on specific areas of law to serve all of your legal needs. We make home and hospital visits. We are available for evening and weekend appointments. We offer free initial consultations and accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.