John K. KneafseyJohn K. Kneafsey

John K. Kneafsey





After receiving his degree from Loyola University, John Kneafsey served two years in the U.S. Army as a Captain in South Vietnam. Mr. Kneafsey then joined Standard Oil Company of Indiana as an attorney from 1967 to 1973. He headed his own law firm from 1973 to 1988. Mr. Kneafsey became Partner of Nisen & Elliott in 1988 and concentrates on civil litigation in both federal and state courts. Mr. Kneafsey also has an extensive family law practice. 

Mr. Kneafsey has received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell.  The AV Preeminent Rating is the highest rating available and indicates the evaluatedl lawyer has been deemed by his or her peers to have demonstrated the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability.

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  • Loyola University Chicago, JD, 1965
  • John Carroll University, BA, 1962