CONTACT INFORMATION
(312) 641-1555
JHuntley@SanchezDH.com

PRACTICE FOCUS

Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Employment Law
Premises Liability Litigation
Product Liability Litigation
Transportation Litigation

EDUCATION

J.D., John Marshall Law School, With Distinction, 1979
B.A., University of Michigan, 1971

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Sanchez Daniels &amp: Hoffman LLP, 1998-Present
Sweeney & Riman, Ltd. (1979-1998)

AWARDS

– AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
– Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Contact Information


(312) 641-1555
JHuntley@SanchezDH.com

Practice Focus


Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Employment Law
Premises Liability Litigation
Product Liability Litigation
Transportation Litigation

Education


J.D., John Marshall Law School, With Distinction, 1979
B.A., University of Michigan, 1971

Bar & Court Admissions


Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

Legal Experience


Sanchez Daniels &amp: Hoffman LLP, 1998-Present
Sweeney & Riman, Ltd., 1979-1998

Awards


– AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
– Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

John Huntley provides the firm with extensive experience in the defense of complex civil litigation. He concentrates his practice in the trial and resolution of matters involving catastrophic personal injury litigation, construction law, product liability litigation, and employment law.

Mr. Huntley’s practice also includes the handling of appeals before the Appellate Courts (both Federal and State) and the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois. The decision of Zavala v. Powermatic, Inc. is one of the lead decisions in Illinois on the admissibility of expert testimony involving accident reconstruction.

As an experienced trial attorney, Mr. Huntley is personally involved in all phases of a case’s development to ensure the best possible resolution for the client.

He has been recognized by his peers with an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of professional excellence.

Mr. Huntley has also been elected a Fellow to the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), an invitation only trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers based on excellence and accomplishment in litigation and superior ethical reputation.


REPORTED CASES

  • Skrzypkowski v. Simmons, et. al., 2013 IL App (1st) 122340-U
  • Meyne Co. v. Edward E. Gillen Co., 2010 WL 4363384 (United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, 2010)
  • Equistar Chemicals, L.P. v. BMW Constructors, Inc., 353 Ill. App30593 (3rd Dist., 2004)
  • Mathis v. Phillips Chevrolet, Inc., 269 F. 3d 771 (7th Cir., 2001)
  • Zavala v. Powermatic, Inc., 167 Ill. 2d 542 (1995)
  • Zavala v. Powermatic, Inc., 260 Ill. App. 3d 963 (1st Dist., 1994)
  • Frazer v. A.F. Munsterman, Inc., 123 Ill. 2d 245 (1988)
  • Frazer v. A.F. Munsterman, Inc., 145 Ill. App. 3d 1092 (2nd Dist., 1986)
  • Bohnen Intern. Inc v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., 120 Ill. App. 3d 657 (2nd Dist., 1983)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Committees on Employment Law and Products Liability)
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (Committees on Employment Law and Products Liability)

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

  • Co-author, “Sexual Harassment: A Review of Current Legal and Practical Issues,” Vol. 9, No. 3, Illinois Defense Quarterly, 35 (1999)
  • Co-author, “The Age Discrimination in Employment Act: A Seventh Circuit Perspective,” Vol. 8, No. 2, Illinois Defense Quarterly, 29 (1998)
  • Co-author, “Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act,” Vol. 7, No. 2, Illinois Defense Quarterly 31 (1997)
  • Author, “The Concept of Defect in Illinois Products Liability Litigations,” 71 Illinois Bar Journal 22 (1982)