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Carlos Vera Recognized as a “Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch.”

Johnson and Bell, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Associate, Carlos A. Vera, has been named one of the “Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” for 2020 by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publishers of Chicago Lawyer magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. “We are very proud of Carlos. He is a talented lawyer,   Continue Reading »

HNBA Recognizes Chaniece Hill During Hispanic Heritage Month

As part of its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Region IX of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) recently recognized Johnson & Bell Associate, Chaniece M. Hill.  The HNBA is highlighting lawyers, judges, and law students of African descent during Hispanic Heritage Month this year. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th-October 15th. Ms.   Continue Reading »

DOL Proposes Making It Easier to Label Workers Contractors

On Tuesday, September 22nd, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) shared proposed regulations that would make it easier for companies to determine whether workers are employees, who are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage, overtime, and sick leave protections; or are classified as independent contractors, who are not entitled to any   Continue Reading »

Jessica Velez a Featured Speaker at Upcoming HNBA Annual Conference

Johnson & Bell’s Jessica K. Velez will be moderating a panel discussion at the Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Conference on September 23rd, 2020 from 10:00 am- 11:00am (CST). In this virtual event, Ms. Velez, an HNBA Latina Commissioner for Chicago, Illinois, and Norma Manjarrez, an Associate Attorney at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart   Continue Reading »

Tammy Wade a Featured Speaker at Obstetric Malpractice Claims Conference

On November 9, 2020, Johnson & Bell’s Shareholder Tammy L. Wade will be presenting (virtually) at American Conference Institute’s 19th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims.  Ms. Wade will be presenting a panel of experts to discuss her methods of mitigating damages in high-liability exposure claims. The panel, Damages Expert Selection and Preparation, will   Continue Reading »

Appellate Court Reverses Bench Trial Award on Plaintiff’s Statutory Wage and Hour Claims Against Non-Profit Religious Organization

The First District Appellate Court recently reversed a trial court judgment that, after a bench trial, had found in favor of plaintiff on her statutory claims under the Illinois Minimum Wage Law (“IMWL”) and the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (“IWPCA”).  The plaintiff was awarded allegedly unpaid, regular wages and overtime wages, and she was   Continue Reading »

Schneiderman, Vickrey Secure Summary Judgment in Hospital Premises Liability Dispute

Johnson & Bell Attorneys, Brad R. Schneiderman and Caroline K. Vickrey, obtained summary judgment in a Cook County Circuit Court case in which the Plaintiff fell off of her rolling walker in our client’s medical center parking lot, fracturing her hip.  Plaintiff alleged the Defendant failed to repair, remedy or maintain an unreasonably dangerous condition   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

Johnson & Bell Shareholders John W. Bell, William V. Johnson, Joseph R. Marconi, Robert M. Burke, Brian C. Fetzer, D. Patterson Gloor, Matthew L. Johnson, and Sharon L. Stanzione have been recognized by Best Lawyers® in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. In addition, Monica Burkoth, Matthew P. D’Avanzo, Martha E. Drouet,   Continue Reading »

Chicago Law Firm, Partner Cleared in Dispute Over $5.75M Investment Scam

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Joseph R. Marconi and Victor J. Pioli, successfully defended a Chicago law firm and one of its partners against fraud and breach of fiduciary duty charges related to an investment scam. The trial in DuPage County was one of the first conducted in Illinois since the COVID-19 pandemic halted most live   Continue Reading »

EEOC Protects Legal Opioid Users and Former Abusers from Workplace Discrimination

On Wednesday, August 5th, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance documents that indicated that people who lawfully use opioids and those who have recovered from an opioid addiction are protected from workplace bias under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The EEOC made clear that the illegal use of opioids, such as oxycodone and   Continue Reading »
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