John W. McCracken

  • Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Phone: 618-656-5150
  • Fax: 618-656-6230
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Practice Areas

John W. McCracken

Before joining Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C. in 2012, John McCracken had been a partner with Coffey & McCracken Law Firm since 2001 where he oversaw all litigation matters of the firm and represented clients in a wide range of transactional matters. John has prosecuted and defended a wide variety of lawsuits including shareholder disputes, breaches of contract, title insurance claims, real estate disputes, negligence, fraud, and conspiracy claims.

John has appeared in courtrooms throughout southern and central Illinois and has honed his advocacy skills through hundreds of court appearances in several jurisdictions. John also has a wide range of experience in corporate and transactional matters. In addition to forming new corporate entities for clients, John has represented corporate clients through complex asset and stock purchases, employment matters, real estate developments, and collection matters. A unique area of John’s practice is in the fiber-optic communications industry where he has represented clients in the construction and sale of fiber-optic communication systems.

John also specializes in the areas of practice of insurance claims, negligence, fraud, and conspiracy claims.

John’s educational background strengthens his representation of clients, having earned a Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University in 1997, a Master’s of Public Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 1992, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Millikin University in 1990. John stays current on new legal issues through continuing legal education courses attended annually.

John is involved in the Edwardsville and surrounding community and is pleased to be a member of the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois, serve on the boards of the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois and of Children’s Home and Aid-Southern Region, and as Chair of the Fire and Police Commission for the City of Edwardsville. John has also served on the board and as president of the Edwardsville YMCA and on the board of the Goshen Rotary Club. John and his wife, Stacey, have two children and live in Edwardsville.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1997
  • Missouri, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2005


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. – 1997
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    • MPA – 1992
  • Millikin University
    • B.A. – 1990

Honors and Awards

  • BAV Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Madison County and Illinois State Bar Associations, Member
  • Missouri Bar, Member