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   3John J. HolevasRockford(815) 987-8952jholevas@wilmac.comjholevas@wilmac.comWilliamsMcCarthy LLPwww.wilmac.comwww.wilmac.comholevasjohnj.jpgCommercial LitigationInsurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance LawProducts Liability Defense LawCivil LitigationCommercial Litigation
John J. Holevasjholevas@wilmac.com
WilliamsMcCarthy LLPhttp://www.wilmac.com
120 W State St 4th FL
Rockford IL 61101
Ph.(815) 987-8952 Fx.(815) 968-0019
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Commercial Litigation    Civil Litigation
Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law    Commercial Litigation
Products Liability Defense Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Winnebago
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Holevas serves as president of WilliamsMcCarthy LLP and is a partner in the firm's litigation group, concentrating his practice in commercial and complex civil litigation. He represents clients in both the federal and state courts and has vast jury trial experience, having litigated cases for manufacturers, insurance companies, financial institutions, health care providers, as well as individuals.

In the area of insurance litigation, he has litigated matters for numerous insurance companies, including Liberty Mutual Insurance, Travelers Insurance, West Bend Insurance, Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance, Cincinnati Insurance, and Zurich America.

Mr. Holevas has experience in intellectual property and patent matters serving as co-counsel for a variety of landmark biotech patent cases on behalf of Monsanto and DeKalb Genetics Corporation.

Mr. Holevas has actively participated in the Illinois State Bar being a former contributing author to the Illinois Courts Bulletin and has served numerous terms in the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly. He has also served on the standing committee of the Civil Practice and Procedure Council, as well as the Federal Civil Practice Section Council. He has been a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars and also is active in the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Council and the Defense Research Institute.

As president of the board of directors of WilliamsMcCarthy LLP, Mr. Holevas sets and oversees policy in management of the firm. Other management experience includes serving on the board of directors of various not-for-profit corporations and other civic and community organizations.

Mr. Holevas has received an AV rating, the highest rating for legal ability and ethics from Martindale-Hubbell® and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Leading Lawyers, a distinction awarded to fewer than 5 percent of all lawyers in the state of Illinois.


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1986
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1987


Date of Birth:  1961

Law School:  Valparaiso School of Law,J.D., 1986
Undergraduate School:  University of Iowa, B.S., 1983

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Winnebago, Illinois State and American Bar Associations
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America


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