John A. Roberts



John Roberts helps health care and other types of companies find peace of mind by providing strong representation and experienced insight on product liability, commercial litigation, insurance recovery and regulatory compliance matters. He works with companies across industries nationwide to find practical solutions to resolve their disputes. John develops and executes strategies consistent with each client’s objective, with an eye toward protecting their business.

Product Liability & Commercial Litigation

John represents a diverse array of companies, including pharmaceutical, medical device, medical equipment, medical groups, ambulatory surgical centers, health care providers, mortgage servicers, financial service companies and product manufacturers on product liability and commercial litigation matters. John also serves as national litigation counsel for a leading window manufacturer and numerous industry-leading financial services companies in their defense of class action matters and other commercial disputes, including breach of contract actions.

Insurance Coverage & Claims Litigation

John has successfully represented numerous health care providers — including medical equipment suppliers, ambulatory surgery centers and physician practices — to recover tens of millions of dollars in claims from insurance companies.

Health Care Compliance and Administrative Experience

John counsels public and private health care entities on regulatory, transactional and administrative matters, including:

  • Stark Law
  • Federal and state fraud and abuse laws
  • Developing compliance programs for HIPAA and state confidentiality laws
  • State licensure statutes
  • Certification of need for acquiring, constructing and financing health care facilities and or/major medical equipment
  • Payor and managed care contracts
  • Health care recoupment and reimbursement

Personal Interests

Before becoming a lawyer, John was an accomplished collegiate and international soccer player. Outside of his practice, he enjoys teaching the game he loves to youth players in his community and spending time with his wife, two daughters and son.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Federal Claims


University of Michigan
B.A. in History and Political Science

University of Iowa College of Law
J.D. Iowa Law Review

University of Iowa College of Medicine
M.A. in Hospital and Health Administration

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association — Healthcare Liability and Litigation Practice Group
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute — Drug and Medical Device Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association — Health Care Law Section; Tort Law Section
  • Kentucky State Bar Association


  • Illinois Super Lawyers — General Litigation, 2009, 2012; Commercial Litigation, Health Law, Products Liability Defense Law, 2016
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers — Commercial Litigation, Health Law, Products Liability Defense, 2015, 2017-19
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