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John Donlevy

30 n lasalle st ste 2040
Chicago IL 60602
(312) 201-0227

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John D. Donlevy
Principal
Email:
jdonlevy@core.com

Practice Areas: Driving While Intoxicated; Expungements; Federal Criminal Law; Felonies; Criminal Defense; Drivers License Suspension; Misdemeanors; Sex Crimes; Shoplifting; Stalking; Theft; Traffic Violations; Murder; Civil Appeals; Criminal Appeals; Business and Tort Litigation; ARDC Cases.

Admitted: 1957, Illinois; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

Law School: University of Chicago, J.D., 1957

College: Stanford University, Northwestern University, B.S., 1954

Member: Chicago, (Defense of Prisoners Committee; Chair, 1993-1994), Illinois State and American Bar Associations.

Biography: Listed in: Who's Who in America; Who's Who in American Law; The American Bar, 2007-2008. Awarded the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Assistant State's Attorney, Cook County, Illinois (Criminal Division), 1958-1961. City Prosecutor, Evanston, Illinois, 1961. Mayer Brown & Platt, n/k/a Mayer, Brown LLP, Chicago, 1962-1990 (Partner, 1973-1990). Author: "The Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel: Does Miranda Suffice?", Vol. 2, <i>CBA Record,</i></b> p. 13, 1988; "Vocational Rehabilitation Needs Legislative Rehabilitation", Vol. 1, <i>CBA Record,</i></b> p. 28, 1987. Profiled, <i>Illinois Police and Sheriffs News,</i></b> Fall 1995 ed., p. 4. Listed, The American Bar (www.americanbar.com), 2008 Ed.

ISLN: 907803575

Please Call: 312-201-0227

Firm Overview

As noted in the background sketch, my legal experience involves court proceedings. I deal on a regular basis with judges, juries, prosecutors and opposing lawyers. I consider preparation of critical importance. Much of my work involves criminal cases in federal and state courts, although I am active in and have considerable experience with civil litigation.  I am a sole practitioner, but associate with other counsel as the need arises.

Trial Experience

Commercial and general litigation:

Represented insurance companies in defending disability and death claims; represented national bank in litigation under Uniform Commercial Code; representing corporate clients defending antitrust actions; prosecuted and defended contract, workers' compensation, personal injury and wrongful death actions; supervised wage deduction/garnishment, fair trade enforcement and workers' compensation practices at Mayer, Brown & Platt. Representative cases: New York Life v. Saikin, 45 Ill App 3d 1019, 360 NE2d 413 (1st Dist 1977) (unauthorized policy loans); Weit v Continental Illinois Bank, 467 F Supp 197, 478 F Supp 285, 641 F2d 457 (7th Cir 1981), cert den'd, 455 US 988, reh den'd, 456 US 938 (1982), MasterCard antitrust class action; Sheet Metal Antitrust Litigation, involving defense of criminal and civil cases in state and federal courts, with defendants charged with price-fixing and bid-rigging on public sheet metal projects ; Peterson v Sealed Air Corp., 902 F2d 1232 (7th Cir 1990), wrongful death (chemical exposure); defended multiple count fraud/fiduciary beach action involving 3 1/2 week trial before Chancery Division (Cook County), including Illinois Appellate Court and Illinois Supreme Court appeals (2000).

Education:

Stanford University, 1950 to 1952.

Northwestern University, B.S. 1954.

University of Chicago Law School, J.D. 1957.

Employment:      

Assistant State's Attorney of Cook County, Illinois (Criminal Division) 1957-1960, assigned to misdemeanor and felony courtrooms

City Prosecutor of Evanston, Illinois, 1960-1961.

Associate and Partner - Mayer Brown & Platt (now Mayer, Brown LLP, Chicago, Illinois, 1962-1990)

Sole Practitioner, 1990 to present.

Offices

Chicago, Illinois

30 North La Salle Street, Suite 2040
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2506

Telephone: 312-201-0227   

Fax: 312-236-6906

mailto:jdonlevy%40core.com


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