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Brian Fetzer

Brian C. Fetzer Elected to Society of Trial Lawyers Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of The Society of Trial Lawyers elected Brian C. Fetzer to its board on September 12, 2017. Founded in 1934, The Society of Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only group that includes many of Chicago’s top trial lawyers on both the defense and plaintiffs’ sides. The Society encourages and fosters a spirit   Continue Reading »

Best Lawyers recognizes Four Johnson & Bell Shareholders

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. Shareholders, William V. Johnson, John W. Bell, Brian C. Fetzer and D. Patterson Gloor, have been recognized as Best Lawyers in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers lists are assembled by conducting peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers evaluate their professional peers   Continue Reading »

Thirty Johnson & Bell Attorneys Designated Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers in 2017

Congratulations to the Johnson & Bell attorneys designated as either Leading Lawyers or as Emerging Lawyers! 2017 Leading Lawyers William G. Beatty – Employee Benefits Law; Products Liability Defense Law John W. Bell – Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law; General Products Liability Defense Law Robert M. Burke – Personal Injury Defense Law:   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Attorneys Selected as 2017 Indiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to our attorneys chosen as either Super Lawyers or as Rising Stars! 2017 Indiana Super Lawyers Robert J. Dignam – Employment & Labor Stephen A. Tyler – Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice 2017 Indiana Rising Star Michael J. Bolde – Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Attorneys Selected as 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to our 16 attorneys chosen as Super Lawyers and our 4 attorneys chosen as Rising Stars! For Shareholder, Robert M. Burke, this marks his tenth year on the Super Lawyers list. 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers William G. Beatty – Personal Injury Defense: General John W. Bell – Civil Litigation Defense Robert M. Burke – Civil Litigation Defense Stephen P. Ellenbecker   Continue Reading »

John W. Bell Receives Litigation Defense Attorney Achievement Award at 2016 Jury Verdict Reporter Trial Excellence Event

At the 2016 Jury Verdict Reporter Trial Excellence Awards Ceremony, Johnson & Bell Shareholder and founding Partner, John W. Bell, received the Litigation Defense Attorney Achievement Award.  Over the past 41 years, Mr. Bell has built an excellent reputation as a top defense trial lawyer.  His success at trial continues to be instrumental in building   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Receives Tier 1 Ranking from U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

In its recently released 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers gave Johnson & Bell, Ltd. a Tier 1 ranking as a top personal injury defense law firm. According to the two publications, firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently   Continue Reading »
Joe Marconi

Joseph R. Marconi Receives The John Marshall Law School Spirit Award

Johnson & Bell is pleased to announce that Joseph R. Marconi has been named a 2016 recipient of The John Marshall Law School Spirit Award. The Spirit Award is presented by The John Marshall Law School’s Board of Trustees to men and women in the John Marshall community who “display the true spirit of The   Continue Reading »
Brian Gainer

Brian P. Gainer Named Chairman of Johnson & Bell’s Municipal Liability Practice Group

Johnson & Bell is pleased to announce that Brian P. Gainer has been named chairman of Johnson & Bell’s Municipal Liability practice group. Mr. Gainer’s impressive qualifications in the courtroom, combined with his commitment to his clients, make him ideal for this leadership role.  Mr. Gainer’s trial record includes securing more than a dozen defense   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Illinois and Indiana Attorneys Selected as 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to our 16 attorneys chosen as Super Lawyers and our 3 attorneys chosen as Rising Stars! For Kevin G. Owens, Charles P. Rantis and James K. Toohey this marks their tenth year on the Super Lawyers list. Every year, Super Lawyers creates a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as   Continue Reading »
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