Jon Kangwa is a senior associate in WSHB's Chicago office handling complex civil litigation. He handles a variety of practice areas including catastrophic injury, premises, construction, and Illinois Dram Shop Act cases. Jon is a passionate litigator that has won numerous dispositive motions and tried cases to jury verdict.

Jon's previous experience includes working at a boutique defense firm where he specialized in trucking accidents, transportation loses, and toxic tort litigation. He also served the State of Illinois as an Assistant Attorney General. There, he defended government entities from lawsuits pertaining to civil rights and correctional healthcare.

Before becoming a lawyer, Jon was an honors student at the University of Florida where he received his undergraduate degree. He then relocated to Illinois and pursued his law degree from Chicago-Kent. While in law school, he earned the CALI Excellence Award in Trial Advocacy, an award given to the highest scoring student in each law school class. He also appeared on the school’s dean’s list.

Outside of the courtroom, Jon is passionate about giving back to his community. He mentored low-income high school students through Minds Matter Chicago and currently volunteers with Horizons for Youth.



  • Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 2019)
  • University of Florida (BA, 2015)

Licensed to Practice in

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

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