John Cardello Civil Litigation Defense Attorney for Chapman Law Group

John C. Cardello

Civil Litigation Attorney

Based in Chapman Law Group’s Detroit Office

About Me

John Cardello is an attorney of the Civil Litigation and Correctional Facility practice. A graduate of the University of Texas (Austin) School of Law, he brings over 20 years of litigation experience to the team. John is licensed in Michigan and Florida and is admitted into numerous state and federal courts.  
 
John has experience in a variety of fields such as medical malpractice, employment law, admiralty and maritime law, product liability and toxic tort, and premises liability defense. Because of the range of his experience, he is able to provide his clients with a unique prospective in their case.  
 
Prior to embarking on a legal career, John proudly served his country as a Captain in the United States Air Force. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy, he was an Instructor Navigator in the KC-135R Stratotanker and served on wing staff as the Chief Tactics and Tactical Deception Officer. John was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Service Star for his participation in Operation Desert Storm. 
 
An avid SCUBA diver, John has logged over 500 dives all over the world. He and his wife, who is also his best friend and dive-buddy, enjoy adventure; travel; and spending time at home with their beloved rescue dog. 

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Legal Qualifications

Admitted to Practice

  • Florida, 2007 
  • Michigan, 1998 
  • United States District Courts – Eastern and Western Michigan, E. Pennsylvania, and N. Ohio 
  • United States Courts of Appeals – Third, Fifth, and Sixth Circuits 
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs – accredited for the prosecution of veteran’s benefit claims 

Legal Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1997 
  • United States Air Force Academy, B.S., 1987 

Members and Affiliations

  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association (DMBA) 
  • DMBA Inn of Court
  • Italian-American Bar Association of Michigan 
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States 
  • United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates 
  • Texas Exes, Michigan Chapter (Charter Member)
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