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Jonathan Walner

Walner Law
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Jonathan Walner
Walner Law

Jon has been married to his wife Julie for 31 years. Julie is the Vice President of one of the largest real estate firms in the country. Jon and his wife support organizations that fight for women’s reproductive rights, early education and after-school welfare for minorities and disadvantaged families, and physically and mentally disabled children. Jon is an advocate for Truth, Hope, and Justice initiative that supports advancing racial equality and police reform. They are the proud parents of their two sons, who are Emory University and Tulane University graduates.

Jon is a member of national and local bars. He has handled significant class action and anti-trust claims. A few notable cases include suing Ticket Master for an illegal monopoly on prices, an anti-trust claim against a resin manufacturer (that was used in engine blocks), and a mass tort case involving 35 deaths and hundreds of other injuries against the city of Milwaukee and Sarah Lee.

Jon has handled complex medical malpractice claims, product liability claims, and life-changing injuries claims from truck accidents. In addition, he has handled several mass tort claims involving transvaginal mesh, prosthetic hip, and knee joint injuries. He is also admitted to the State Bar of Arizona under membership number, 037359.

When Jon is not working, he loves playing golf, rooting for the Bears and Cubs, enjoying everything Chicago (music, beaches, festivals, architecture, and eating at Chicago’s best hot dog and pizza restaurants), and skiing, hiking, and traveling with his family.

Bar Admissions

Illinois State Bar, 1987

United States District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1987

State Bar of Arizona, 2022

Professional Activities

Chair appointed Cook County Mandatory Arbitration. Arbitrated more than 75 cases in the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration system; settled over $50 million in personal injury cases; had held many class actions the firm initiated involving over 1 million class members.

Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association – Member

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association – Member

Illinois State Bar Association – Member

American Bar association – Member

Pro Bono

Judge – American Trial Lawyers, Law School Competition

Lifetime Member University of Michigan Alumni Association

Fundraiser – University of Michigan Business School

Keshet School for Children – Co-dinner Chair

Little City Foundation – Home for Disabled Adults – Co-dinner Chair

Volunteer Income Tax Assisting Program

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