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The John Marshall Law School

Phone: (312) 427-2737Fax: (312) 427-5134315 S. Plymouth Court, ChicagoIL 60604-3969 Send email to The John Marshall Law School

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A BBB Accredited Business since 06/01/2011

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised The John Marshall Law School's rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service1
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Complaint Breakdown by Resolution

Complaint Resolution Log (1)BBB Closure Definitions
04/01/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint Category: Improper or inferior service

Complaint: currently as of 09-28-2013 when the Response for a after Non-Final Action has been required I am unable to get an communication from ********************************** or his partner ***** ******************* as of 09-28-2013 Request for Extension of Time that had been Granted.

This is around when it all began and I was told that these gentle =men could prosecute my patent application properly! It all began on 07-12-2013 Interview Summary that they where involved in that was Applicant Initiated.Since they got involved twice they filed Petition for removal from the case once on 08-12-2013 and 10-07-2013 this action strained the relationship and trust greatly. They also lead me down a path that would produce the proper claims to be filed and got me a Final Rejection on 11-22-2013.

Now, this cost me more money and I am one a student, 2 Unemployed and this is a Pro-Bono service and according to their own mission statement:

"Our Mission -We provide degree candidates practical, fully hands-on experience with real inventors, real inventions, and real patent prosecution in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). When the cost of patent work is a barrier keeping an inventor from going forward with a useful invention, we can do the patent work for free." this was not ever provided to me, not in the least! I was never properly communicated with or treated with any amount of respect or dignity by either gentlemen and I expect this to be done the should have to work around the clock to fix this to get me my patent awarded! I have spent way to much and money and the experience from dealing with has ruined any trust for lawyers, business and people in general!

Initial Business Response
Complaint # ******** -- Company: John Marshall Law School -- Consumer:****************************************************************

I represent The John Marshall Law School in relation to the Complaint filed by the above referenced consumer, ******************* As we discussed, I will provide a response on or before April 3, 2014 to Mr.************* complaint. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or to further discuss the matter. Thank you.




Attorney at Law


Assistant: **********************************

Complaint Resolution: Company addressed the complaint issues. The consumer failed to acknowledge acceptance to BBB.

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Additional Information

BBB file opened: 11/23/2007Business started: 09/01/1899

This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

Type of Entity


Incorporated: August 1899, IL

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. John Corkery (Dean)Ms. Cynthia Sah (CFO)
Business Category

Schools - Academic - Colleges & Universities

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Map & Directions

Map & Directions

Address for The John Marshall Law School

315 S. Plymouth Court

Chicago, IL 60604-3969

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1 Locations

  • 315 S. Plymouth Court 

    Chicago, IL 60604-3969(312) 427-2737

Industry Comparison ChartX

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*The John Marshall Law School is in this range.


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