Jack was born in Maysville, Kentucky on August 21, 1950. He is a graduate of United Township High School in East Moline, Illinois, 1968; Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, 1972, B.A., Cum Laude; and Drake Law School in Des Moines, Iowa, 1974, with honors. He was a member of the Drake Law Review, and was also awarded the Order of the Coif for high attainments in the study of law.
He is currently a 14th Judicial Circuit Arbitrator and Mediator. He serves on the Editorial Board for a national publishing company for its publication, "Illinois Law & Procedure". He has made presentations on the topics of Medical Malpractice, Risk Management, Child Labor Laws, The Role of the Legal Assistant in Trial Preparation, Construction Disputes & Liens, Federal Compliance Guidelines for Physician Practices, and Arbitration & Mediation. He is a member of various legal associations, and has participated as a director or as a volunteer in a number of local, civic, church, and charitable organizations.
Jack and his wife, Cheryl, have four sons and reside in East Moline, Illinois. Jack's hobbies and interests include rowing, motorcycling and boating.
Jack's areas of concentration are civil litigation, including insurance defense, medical malpractice defense, and banking, construction and commercial. Jack is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Iowa.