John P. Kujawski

John P. Kujawski

John P. Kujawski

Managing Partner
O'Fallon, Illinois
800-624-4571 (Toll Free)
618-622-3600 (Local)

Mr. Kujawski has participated in building a national reputation in handling catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of injured workers and individuals.

He is nationally recognized for his legal work in representing railroad workers and industrial workers injured by traumatic accidents, toxic substances, and product liability. He pioneered litigation in the field of hearing loss on behalf of injured railroad workers and obtained the first large class settlement against the Illinois Central Railroad on behalf of the workers who sustained occupational hearing loss.

Mr. Kujawski has also lead the way in the field of railroad litigation in holding short-line railroads accountable under the Federal Employer's Liability Act. Mr. Kujawski was co-founder of the Academy of Rail Labor attorneys and has served in various offices on behalf of that organization, including past president. He has been a member of Local 520 of the International Union of Operating Engineers and retains his status as an active member of that union.
He has obtained multiple verdicts in excess of $1 million and limits his practice to representing plaintiffs who have been seriously injured or killed in traumatic accidents or as a result of defective products.

He has been called upon as an expert witness by other members of the legal profession and as a consultant to other firms on issues involving complex litigation. Mr. Kujawski served as a Commissioner of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) of the State of Illinois from October 2000 to April 2010.

Excerpt from Martindale-Hubbell: John P. Kujawski, born East St. Louis, Illinois, March 20, 1948; admitted to bar, 1973, Illinois; 1984, Missouri; 1985, Nebraska; U.S. District Court, Southern and Central Districts of Illinois, 1974; and U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1984: U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2006; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, 2008; U.S. Supreme Court, 2010. Education: St. Louis University (A.B., 1970; J.D., 1973) Member: Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; St. Clair County, East St. Louis, Illinois State, and Nebraska State Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. Charter member of the Designated Attorneys for the international Brotherhood of Fireman & Oilers; Charter member of the Designated Attorneys for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; Chairman of the Designated Legal Counsel for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; Designated Attorney for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Designated Attorney for Local 250 of the International Union of Operating Engineers; AFL-CIO; Founder of the Campaign for Safe Railroads; Co-founder of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys. Rating: AV

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1973
  • Nebraska, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1973
  • St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
    • A.B. - 1970

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys, Founding Member & Past President, 1989 - Present