John Carter

Name: John Carter
Title:  Attorney
John @ Work

John is a native of Chicago, Illinois, and comes to Castle Law after a successful law enforcement career. 

During his law enforcement tenure, he served in numerous roles including department legal counsel, where he handled legal matters in a number of areas including employment law, wiretap law, and administrative law. John also served as an Army pilot and was an infantry battalion commander during his military career.

John's primary focus is litigation as a local prosecutor and assists with real estate matters when needed. John also plans to build an aerospace law practice in the future.

John @ Play

John enjoys spending time with his family and is a lifelong Chicago Bears fanatic. He is also a U.S. Chess Federation-rated chess player. He enjoys running and weightlifting as well.

Legal Focus
  • Criminal Prosecution

  • Juris Doctor, 2002
    • DePaul University College of Law
    • Chicago, Illinois
  • M.A., Criminal Justice, 1997
    • Criminal Justice
    • University of Illinois @ Chicago
    • Chicago, IL
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, 1986
    • University of Illinois @ Chicago
    • Chicago, IL
  • Magna cum laude, DePaul College of Law
  • Order of the Coif Law Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society
  • CALI Award for legal writing
  • Jaharis Scholarship: Awarded to top 8 evening law school students – 1999
  • Two Police Service ribbons and three Department Unit Citations
  • U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal
  • Distinguished graduate: Army Aviation Officer Advanced Course (RC)
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2002
Government & Legal Affiliations
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Police; Assignments included legal counsel, legal instructor, patrol officer, patrol shift commander, and supervisor of a team of police auditors, 1989 to 2014. Tenure included training and experience with the Illinois vehicle code and criminal code.
Military Service
  • US Army Reserve, Lieutenant Colonel; Assignments included Battalion Commander, 2/334th Infantry Battalion; Company Commander, HHC, 3/158th Aviation Regiment; Battalion Intelligence Officer, 3/158th Aviation Regiment; and Platoon Leader, 1/178th Infantry Battalion, 1982 to 2006. Tenure included training and experience with the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Federal Aviation Regulations.

John's Favorite Fun Facts!
  • Favorite Food – Chocolate
  • Favorite Movie – Mad Max
  • Favorite Music – Loud!
  • Pineapple on a pizza? Yes