John T. Schriver

John T. Schriver: Attorney with Duane Morris LLP AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Duane Morris LLP (803 Attorneys)
  • 190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3700, Chicago, IL 60603
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John T. Schriver has over four decades of experience in high stakes litigation . He has tried numerous cases throughout the United States, representing both corporate entities and individuals in complex business disputes, including shareholder disputes, breach of trust matters and trade secret theft claims. John has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer for many years and he holds the AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating awarded based on evaluations by his peers. He is a 1971 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2001-present
•McDermott, Will & Emery, Chicago, Illinois
- Partner, 1970-2001
•United States Air Force Reserve
- Sergeant, Honorable Discharge, 1975

Honors and Awards

•Listed in Illinois Super Lawyers, 2005, 2008-2019

•Listed in Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2010
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Selected Publications

•Co-author, Fair Value Determinations Under Section 12.56 of the Illinois Business Corporation Act, Illinois Bar Journal, April 2003

Selected Speaking Engagements

•Panelist, Compensation Based on Criteria Other Than the Billable Hour-Is It Feasible? Ark Group Conference: Alternative Fee Arrangements - Where Do We Stand Today? Chicago, Illinois, June 15, 2010
•Frequent lecturer in the area of civil litigation

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Trade Secret Litigation
  • Employment Claims
  • Labor Claims
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Construction Litigation
  • Securities Transactions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
312 499 6785  Phone
312 277 6942  Fax
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1971
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Wisconsin; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Supreme Court of Florida; Supreme Court of Illinois; 1971, Illinois; 1972, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Activities

•American Bar Association
- Section of Litigation
•Illinois State Bar Association
•The Florida Bar

Birth Information:
Evanston, Illinois, May 18, 1945
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Obtained jury verdict for fraud and punitive damages in favor of client, a young dentist who was induced to buy a retiring dentist's practice based on inflated financials due to up-coding of procedures.; Obtained an injunction on behalf of Travelport, LP precluding American Airlines from terminating its contracts with and reinstating Orbitz's ability to display and ticket American Airlines flights. Decision affirmed on appeal.; Represented CEO accused of taking trade secrets to start a competing business. Successfully defeated TRO petition and motion for preliminary injunction, resulting in favorable settlement for client. ValuePart v. ITR; Represented executive/manager against claims for violation of the Illinois Wage Payment Act. At the conclusion of the trial, won two of three motions for directed findings, and settled favorably thereafter. Moore v. Suburban Financial Management Corp.; Represented plaintiffs suing trustee of their grandfather's trust for mismanagement of trust assets and an accounting. Won order for accounting and summary judgment that surcharged the trustee for full amount of the trust corpus plus interest. Stearns v. Cutler; Handled defense of case involving breach of contract allegations made against major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs in relation to certain autograph and card show. After trial, obtained finding that client had lived up to all obligations under the contract. Based on other issues, the court entered a judgment for the plaintiff that was less than the defendants' settlement offer. Just Ducky v. Prior and Upper Class Collectibles; Handled numerous cases for professional engineers and contractors relating to construction matters and mechanics liens, bodily injuries, wrongful death, alleged violations of the Illinois Scaffolding Act and various OSHA-related issues.; Successfully represented homeowners group in suit against developer for shoddy construction and damages resulting from hurricane.; Represented various parties in employment-related disputes over executive compensation, stock rights, severance payments, covenants not to compete, and alleged theft of trade secrets.; Obtained largest plaintiff's award in the history of Kenosha County, Wisconsin (as of that time) for a CEO client who was deprived of his phantom stock rights under a benefit plan. Bench trial resulted in award of $4.5 million.; Represented largest bar code manufacturer in the U.S. in patent infringement case. Won summary judgment against allegations that a staple gun for affixing bar codes to lumber was developed through infringement by the equivalents.; Represented holder of lottery ticket in action against the Illinois Lottery Board and store where the ticket was purchased. Obtained jury verdict for $13 million in damages.; Successfully represented majority shareholders in dispute over obligations of majority shareholders of closely held company under Illinois Oppression Statute. Jahn v. Kinderman; Represented freight forwarding company in dispute with disloyal executive over compensation claims. Obtained a judgment, affirmed by the Illinois appellate court, that the executive forfeited all claims to compensation during the period of his proven disloyalty. ABC Transport v. Aeronomics; Represented owner/operator of the barge that allegedly caused The Great Chicago Flood. After numerous hearing and an appeal decided by the U.S. Superior Court in favor of the owner/operator that maritime law applied to the huge damage claims, the disputes were resolved for far less than the insurance coverage.

Peer Reviews

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