John P. Maniatis is a trial lawyer with 40 years of experience handling matters in state and federal courts locally and nationally. He has won bench and jury trials in the areas of business disputes, fraud, Lanham Act violations and serious injury.

John’s clients include individuals and small businesses to large corporations in the financial and sales sector, manufacturers, maritime and motor carriers, the construction and commercial real estate field, municipalities and religious institutions. In addition, John was national litigation counsel for a major motor carrier for over 20 years and previously served as general counsel for a major religious institution.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Successfully tried to verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois a case involving the false advertising of a widely used automotive product.
  • Successfully tried to verdict in the Circuit Court of Cook County a breach of contract case centered around a complex network of bank and personal loans secured by real estate held in a land trust.
  • Obtained summary dismissal in action filed in the Circuit Court of Winnebago County, Illinois, which involved a sophisticated fraud scheme carried out by an independent insurance broker who overbilled an insured for premiums, but paid the carrier the correct amount of the premiums due in order to camouflage the overbilling.
  • Successfully tried to verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York a case in which it was alleged that our client induced an individual to breach his restrictive covenants and misappropriate proprietary information.
  • Successfully resolved a complex multi-party suit on behalf of the company that supplied the exterior stone cladding of an iconic Chicago skyscraper that began to detach from its anchoring system.
  • Successfully tried to verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois a case involving the amputation of a boater’s leg that was crushed between his boat and dock due to excessive wake caused by a passing tow boat.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

John joined Aronberg Goldgehn in 2022 after practicing as a sole practitioner and in large and small law firms. He has maintained a national litigation practice and served as outside general counsel for trucking, construction and religious institution clients.

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John Marshall Law School, Chicago, J.D., 1982

Illinois Institute of Technology, B.S., 1978



BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

  • State of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, including Federal Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Illinois Bar Association