Mr. Dark attended Michigan State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice in 2012.
Mr. Dark graduated with his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in 2016. In law school, Mr. Dark was a finalist for the William J. Bauer Moot Court Competition at DePaul. Mr. Dark was also a semifinalist at the Harold and Joyce Greene National Security Moot Court Competition at George Washington University. Mr. Dark also served on DePaul’s Appellate Moot Court Society’s student board and was selected for membership in the Order of the Barristers. The Order is highly selective and provides national recognition to the top advocates at their respective law school for excellence in oral advocacy and brief writing. Further, Mr. Dark also was a staff editor for DePaul’s Journal of Art, Technology and Intellectual Property. Mr. Dark was recognized by Super Lawyers as a top rated civil litigation attorney in Chicago, IL, and was selected as a 2020 Rising Star. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors.
ADMISSIONSMr. Dark was admitted to the Illinois bar in November, 2016.
Mr. Dark was admitted to the Indiana bar in 2017.
Mr. Dark was admitted to the Northern District of Illinois in November, 2018.
Mr. Dark was admitted to the Southern District of Indiana in 2018.
Congratulations to John DarkSeptember 24, 2020
Lipe Lyons is delighted to announce associate, John Dark’s two year anniversary with the firm. Mr. Dark is licensed in both Illinois and Indiana, and has over four years of experience. He specializes in the defense of premises liability, construction liability, transportation liability, and product liability claims.
In addition to being nominated and selected as a 2020 Rising Star in Super Lawyers, Mr. Dark’s achievements over the past year include:
Successful arguments at bench trial that led to Mr. Dark recovering attorney’s fees and costs for his client, which resulted in a favorable settlement agreement for client on co-defendants counterclaims;
Successful pre-trial motion practice where Mr. Dark drafted, presented and won a motion to bar Plaintiff’s wage loss claim in its entirety which led to a favorable settlement; and,
Securing a zero pay dismissal with prejudice for his client in a premises liability claim.
Lipe Lyons Welcome 5 AssociatesNovember 15, 2018