is a founding member
of Malkinson & Halpern, P.C. and has been
a licensed attorney since 1983. As a member of
the Illinois and federal trial bar, he concentrates
his practice in the areas of complex litigation,
including substantial catastrophic injury litigation,
interstate trucking accidents, wrongful death,
medical malpractice, business contract, price-fixing,
and whistleblower cases.
Mr. Malkinson has extensive litigation experience
in an array of contested disputes in his practice
areas. He has participated in the prosecution
of price-fixing cases that have returned millions
of dollars to United States' businesses victimized
by national and international cartels. A list
of complex cases he has prosecuted can be viewed,
As an appellate lawyer, Mr. Malkinson has successfully
argued issues of first impression in Illinois,
and has prosecuted cases in the Illinois Appellate
Court, and the Illinois Supreme Court, and the
United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
He has worked as a mediator in his own right,
has tried a variety of jury cases to verdict,
and has lectured on legal issues to several
civic groups and professional organizations.
Mr. Malkinson has been selected by his peers
as an Illinois Super Lawyer for three consecutive
Malkinson & Halpern, P.C., Chicago,
IL. Principal (1997-present).
Baskin, Server, Berke &Weinstein, Chicago,
Admitted to Practice: State of Illinois; United
States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; United
States District Court, Northern District of
Member: Association of Trial Lawyers of America;
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA (J.D.
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA (B.A. 1979).
E-mail address: JMalkinson@MHTriallaw.com