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John D. Galarnyk, Esq.


John D. Galarnyk, Esq.

For decades, John has been achieving outstanding results for his clients throughout the world. An acclaimed litigator, John has served as lead counsel in hundreds of trials, arbitrations, and hearings. In addition to his state and federal courtroom skills, John uses his wealth of legal knowledge and experience to negotiate complex transactions and disputes, and to guide his clients through the most difficult, complex, and sensitive challenges, both business and personal.

A middle child of eight in a family from Plain, Wisconsin (Pop. 773) – and son of the beloved town physician with his trademark Ukrainian lilt and wisdom – John’s interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills have allowed him to successfully negotiate conflicts without litigation where years-long legal disputes seemed inevitable.

John’s innate problem-solving abilities and unique skillset have earned the confidence of countless clients, who find that his thoughtful, fearless, and personal approach leads to winning results.


  • Illinois

Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Chicago Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee, Executive Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • University of Wisconsin – Alumni Association
  • University of Wisconsin – W Club
  • Maplewood Nursing Home Companies Board of Directors


  • Certificate in Investigations and Prevention of Commercial Fraud, School of Continuing Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • JD, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
  • BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1982 – NCAA Division I Wrestling

Personal Interests

  • Family, golf, reading, exercise, travel, cooking, and sports
John D. Galarnyk, Esq.