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Al began as an associate in the firm of William D. Maddux & Associates from 1984. William D. Maddux became a Circuit Court Judge in Cook County in 1990 and Al became an owner of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz, the successor firm to William D. Maddux & Associates at that time.

Al's personal highlights include successful jury verdicts in Marion County, Indiana, Cook County, DeKalb County, Will County, Winnebago County and McHenry County, Illinois. The verdicts in DeKalb County (1993) and McHenry County (2001) set records for the largest verdicts ever in those counties. The verdicts in Cook County, Will County (Joliet), Winnebago County (Rockford) and McHenry County (Woodstock) each exceeded one million dollars.

With respect to settlements, Al has numerous multi million dollar settlements in plaintiff personal injury cases in the fields of medical negligence, auto/truck litigation, worksite injury and general negligence.

Al lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with his wife of 35 years, Janet. Together they have three adult children: Charlie, Amanda and Olivi

Contact & Links


  • Goodman Theatre Building, Fourth Floor
    60 West Randolph Street
    Chicago, IL 60601


  • English


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law at IIT , J.D., graduated 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, Illinois Supreme Court
  • United States, United States District Court, Northern District
  • Illinois, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar


  • American Association for Justice - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
  • Chicago Bar Association - Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association - Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • Society of Trial Lawyers - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs


  • Elite Lawyer, 2020-PresentTop Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney, Super Lawyers, 2006-PresentIllinois Super Lawyers Top 100, 2015-PresentAdvisory Board Member, Leading Lawyers, Chosen top 5% of Illinois LawyersTop Attorneys in Illinois, Chicago MagazineLeading Personal Injury Lawyers, Crain’s Chicago BusinessMartindale-Hubbell, Preeminent Award for High Professional Achievement, 2017

Estate of Michael Pleasance, deceased v. City of Chicago, Alvin Weems

12.5 million

Estate of Precious Matthews, deceased minor v. Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

3.7 million - Record verdict for stillbirth in the State of Illinois.

Deckert v. Pioneer

1.5 million - Record verdict in McHenry County

Estate of Delores Matsen, deceased v. Dr. Joseph Hindo

1.5 million

Krystyna and Dale Winemiller v. Donald E. McCanse, M.D. and Rockford Clinic, Ltd.

1 million

Estate of Fred Berkes v. Manakavalan J. Prabhaker


Estate of Jack Markbank, deceased v. Silver Cross Hospital, Dr. Bassam Kawadry, Fischer Mangold


Estate of Heather Evans v. James Cromer, M.D.


Elsie Slevnik v. Gary Marcotte, D.O.


Patients diagnosed with bladder cancer

2.4 billion - Member of lead counsel for group Actos mass tort settlement, patients diagnosed with bladder cancer

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