John E. Tangren

John E. Tangren

Partner
Chicago

John has distinguished himself in academia and the national legal community as an expert litigator and writer in complex antitrust cases and consumer class actions.

John has distinguished himself in academia and the national legal community as an expert litigator and writer in complex antitrust cases and consumer class actions.

Overview

John Tangren has exclusively represented plaintiffs for the past decade in multistate automotive defect class actions. In addition to the hundreds of millions of dollars he’s recovered for his clients, he also obtained nearly half a million dollars in sanctions for discovery misconduct in a class action involving unintended acceleration in Ford vehicles.

John’s professional accomplishments are among the most impressive in the country. He has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in product defect cases, including $600 million for property damage caused by an herbicide, $135 million for defective heavy truck engines, and $45 million and $40 million in cases involving defective SUV parts, all while setting himself apart as an expert legal writer and tactician.

John has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer, in the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, and as an Emerging Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company.

He frequently lectures on class action litigation and has presented “CAFA: 12 Years Later” to the Chicago Bar Association Class Action Committee and Strafford CLE “Class Action Litigation: Avoiding Legal Ethics Violations and Malpractice Liability.”

Education

University of Chicago Law School, J.D. with honors

University of Chicago, B.A. with honors

Education

University of Chicago Law School, J.D. with honors

University of Chicago, B.A. with honors