John C. O’Loughlin
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For more than 40 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

Admitted

State Bar of Michigan, 1981

Education

Indiana University (B.S., 1978)

Indiana University (J.D., 1981), Outstanding Advocate and 1st Place Team, National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition

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 (2007-2022) -- Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Listed as a "Local Litigation Star" in Benchmark Litigation (2010-present) -- Medical Malpractice

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