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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 »

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 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to our attorneys chosen as Super Lawyers and 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 – Civil Litigation Defense Glenn   Continue Reading »
John Bell

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 »
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 attorneys chosen as Super Lawyers and 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 a resource for attorneys and   Continue Reading »

Renken, Busch Selected for Leadership Positions by the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law

Johnson & Bell is pleased to announce that Shareholder, Sammi L. Renken, and Associate, Julie J. Busch, have been selected for leadership positions by the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law. Sammi will serve on the Board of Directors from December 2015 – December 2017. Julie was named the co-chair of the Associates Committee. Based   Continue Reading »
Robert Burke

Robert M. Burke Hits a Bullseye

Johnson & Bell is pleased to announce that Shareholder and Vice President Robert M. Burke has been recognized as a 2015 Bullseye Barrister for Target Corporation.  The award is presented quarterly to an attorney recognized for obtaining outstanding results on Target’s behalf. Bob has been representing Target in the Chicagoland area for 8 years. According   Continue Reading »
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