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Robert Dignam, Labor and Employment Attorney, to Discuss Social Media’s Impact on the Workplace

Social media has revolutionized how we interact with one another in both personal and professional relationships, but many employers wonder whether it’s impact is as beneficial in the workplace. Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Robert J. Dignam, a member of the firm’s Employment group, will discuss this issue on March 15, 2017 at the Society for   Continue Reading »
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Fetzer, Renken to Serve as Defense Attorneys in ABOTA's Masters In Trial Program

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Brian C. Fetzer and Sammi L. Renken, will be featured trial attorneys at the upcoming Masters in Trial program hosted by the American Board of Trial Advocates.  The event takes place on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 8 am to 5 pm at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams   Continue Reading »

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

Congratulations to our attorneys chosen as either a Super Lawyer or as a Rising Star! 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   Continue Reading »

Manganese Toxicity: Defending the Welding Rod Industry

Starting in the early 1990s, welders began suing the manufacturers of welding consumables claiming they developed a neurological disease caused by exposure to manganese in welding fumes. Pat Gloor, Steve Ellenbecker, and Steve Shear were retained by the welding industry to defend these cases in the Midwest (Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania)   Continue Reading »
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Kevin G. Owens Named Program Chair for ALFA International’s 2017 International Client Seminar

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Kevin G. Owens, has been appointed Program Chair for ALFA International’s 2017 International Client Seminar (ICS), to be held March 2 – 5, 2017 at Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club in Aventura, FL. The ICS is ALFA’s premier annual event, and its most comprehensive legal seminar of the year.  This   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 »

Johnson & Bell Announces Shareholder Promotions

Johnson & Bell is proud to announce the recent promotion of five attorneys at our firm. Susan M. Hannigan and Lynn M. Reid have been promoted to equity Shareholders in the firm. David A. Cyr, Nicholas R. Lykins and Rory L. Margulis have been promoted to Shareholders. Please join us in congratulating each of our colleagues on   Continue Reading »
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Spitzzeri to Discuss Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph F. Spitzzeri, will be a featured speaker at the ALFA International Labor and Employment practice group’s webinar at 12 pm (CST) on January 12, 2017. Mr. Spitzzeri and Courtney Nichols, of Plunkett Cooney’s Labor and Employment Law practice group, will co-present the topic, “Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements – Are   Continue Reading »

Burke, Boehm and Ryndak Recover $700K in Insurance Coverage Dispute

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed that Selective Insurance Company must defend and indemnify Johnson & Bell client, Target Corporation, in a federal lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed she sustained a traumatic brain injury when a dressing room door in a Target store fell on her. The federal trial court found   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 »
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