Mr. Lesaganich is a 1975 graduate of Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois. Mr. Lesaganich graduated from Bradley with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science with minors in speech and psychology. In fact, Mr. Lesaganich attended Bradley University with the assistance of speech scholarship. Mr. Lesaganich then attended the John Marshall Law School of Chicago, Illinois from which he obtained juris doctor in 1978. Throughout his three years of law school Mr. Lesaganich made it his practice to initiate and familiarize himself with the text and meaning of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. For, Attorney John Lesaganich first decided to become a workers' compensation attorney in college when his father, a firefighter, suffered fatal injuries while fighting a fire. A competent workers' compensation attorney represented the Lesaganich family and the money the family received from John's fathers claim helped them greatly.
Upon graduation from the John Marshall law school Mr. Lesaganich was offered an associateship with the largest law firm in Peoria, Illinois. Mr. Lesaganich's duties for that firm were to defend workers' compensation insurance companies on the behalf of employers. From 1983 through the present Mr. Lesaganich has dedicated himself to the prosecution of workers' compensation claims before the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission on the behalf of the injured worker. During Mr. Lesaganich's 32 year career he has practiced workers' compensation law at each possible level. He has arbitrated countless cases before Arbitrator's throughout the state of Illinois. He has written briefs and presented oral arguments before panels of Commissioners of the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission on many, many occasions. Mr. Lesaganich has also argued on the behalf of the injured worker at the Circuit Court and Appellate Court levels. Finally, Mr. Lesaganich is no stranger to the Illinois Supreme Court as he has thus argued 6 cases before our high court.
Areas Of Practice
- Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
- Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
- Workers' Compensation Law