John C. O'Loughlin

John C. O'Loughlin: Attorney with Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, P.C. AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards

Biography

For more than 35 years, Jack has successfully defended hundreds of physicians, nurses, hospitals, and other health care professionals against claims of medical malpractice. He has tried dozens of cases in front of judges and juries throughout Michigan.

Jack has obtained an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and is listed in both Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers under the category for medical malpractice law. He was recently inducted as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

“My clients are health care professionals who have literally dedicated their lives to helping the sick and injured, to bringing new life into the world, and to preserving the health and well-being of those they care for. To be charged with negligently causing harm to a patient is one of the most unsettling events of their professional and personal lives. My goal is to guide my clients through the unfamiliar territory of medical malpractice litigation while preserving their dedication and service to their profession, and also sharing my belief that our legal system does produce justice.” - John C. O’Loughlin

Accolades

•American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

•American Board of Trial Advocates, Member

•AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year 2012 -- Medical Malpractice Law

•Listed in Leading Lawyers (2014) -- Medical Malpractice Defense Law, Personal Injury Defense Law: General

•Listed as a “Michigan Super Lawyer” (2006-2018) -- Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice

•Listed in Best Lawyers (2007-2019) -- Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

•Listed as a Local Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation (2010-2017) -- Medical Malpractice

News and Publications

March 01 2019

Smith Haughey Attorneys Secure Important Victory for Hospital

March 01 2019

Smith Haughey Vindicates Client in Medical Malpractice Case

August 16 2018

Twenty-One Smith Haughey Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2019

August 18 2017

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge Attorneys Listed Among Best Lawyers in America for 2018

April 19 2017

Medical Malpractice Defense Newsletter, April 2017

October 06 2016

Eight Smith Haughey Attorneys Selected as Local Litigation Stars by Benchmark Litigation

September 30 2016

Smith Haughey Attorney John C. O'Loughlin Elected fellow Of The American College Of Trial Lawyers

August 27 2015

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge Attorneys Listed Among Best Lawyers in America for 2016

April 08 2015

Smith Haughey Medical Malpractice Defense Attorneys Receive a No-Cause Verdict

October 29 2014

Ten Smith Haughey Attorneys Selected as Local Litigation Stars by Benchmark Litigation

September 05 2014

Twenty-three Smith Haughey Attorneys Listed Among 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars”

August 18 2014

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge Attorneys Listed Among Best Lawyers in America for 2015

March 19 2014

Smith Haughey's Medical Malpractice Attorneys Obtained a Successful No Cause Verdict

October 06 2013

Smith Haughey Lawyers Named Among 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”

August 15 2013

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge Attorneys Listed Among “Best Lawyers in America” For 2014

September 17 2012

Smith Haughey Lawyers Named 2012 Super Lawyers

December 16 2011

Smith Haughey Lawyers Named “Super Lawyers”

September 14 2011

Smith Haughey and its Attorneys Voted Best By Their Peers

October 07 2010

Smith Haughey Lawyers Named Super Lawyers

February 17 2010

O'Loughlin Elected to Membership in Prestigious National Organization of Attorneys

September 16 2009

Smith Haughey Lawyers Named Super Lawyers

August 11 2009

Smith Haughey and its Attorneys Voted Best by Their Peers

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Medical Malpractice Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
616.458.9370  Phone
616.774.2461  Fax
www.shrr.com
University Attended:
Indiana University, B.S., 1978
Law School Attended:
Indiana University, J.D., Outstanding Advocate, National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, 1981
Year of First Admission:
1981
Admission:
1981, Michigan
Memberships:

Affiliations

•State Bar of Michigan (Member, Negligence Law Section)
•Grand Rapids Bar Association
•Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Management
•American Society of Healthcare Risk Management

ISLN:
904699539

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Grand Rapids, Michigan

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