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Jessica K. Velez Appointed to the Hispanic National Bar Association as Latina Commissioner

Johnson & Bell Attorney, Jessica K. Velez, has been appointed as a Commissioner of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 2019-2020 Latina Commission. The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, national membership organization that plays an integral role in the monitoring and advancement of substantive legal issues that impact Hispanic legal professionals and   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Supports Jewish Judges Association of Illinois Event

Johnson & Bell recently sponsored a table at the Jewish Judges Association of Illinois’ Annual Dinner and Awards event.  The October 30 event was held at the Standard Club in downtown Chicago.  Johnson & Bell Attorneys, including Tammy L. Wade, Christopher J. Carlos, Michael R. Sherer, Caroline K. Vickrey, Sydney P. Weathersby, LeighAnn M. Thomas,   Continue Reading »

Belongia Closes Acquisition for Veristar LLC

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Mark D. Belongia, recently closed an acquisition for Veristar LLC, a data management and document review company serving corporate legal departments and private law firms. Mr. Belongia handled the acquisition of certain assets from Franklin Data Ventures Inc. With the acquisition, Veristar LLC is now a national provider of expert forensic   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Receives Tier 1 Ranking by US News and Best Lawyers

In its recently released 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers gave Johnson & Bell, Ltd. a Tier 1 ranking as a top litigation defense law firm.  According to the two publications, firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive   Continue Reading »

Owens Joins ALFA International Contingent at ACC Meeting

Shareholder Kevin G. Owens recently attended the annual meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) in Phoenix as part of a team from ALFA International, which served as a sponsor of the event.  ACC is a global legal association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations,   Continue Reading »

Helena Gonzalez to Speak at Upcoming 20/20 Leadership Group Event

Johnson & Bell’s Director of Professional Development, Helena Gonzalez, is a featured speaker at an upcoming 20/20 Leadership Group session, where she will discuss the skills partners need to develop to become effective leaders at their firms – whether at the firm management level, practice group leadership level or client relationship level.  For more information   Continue Reading »

At Trial Excellence Awards, Pioli, Jalalpour Receive Award for Outstanding Defense Verdict in Legal Malpractice Case

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Victor J. Pioli, and Associate, Ramses (RJ) Jalalpour, received an award for the Outstanding Defense Verdict in a Legal Malpractice Case at the 2019 Trial Lawyer Excellence Awards.  The Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Law Bulletin Media, hosted its annual reception and awards program for Trial Lawyer Excellence on October   Continue Reading »

Illinois Secure Choice to Provide Financial Security to More Employees

Starting in November, Illinois’ new retirement savings program, Illinois Secure Choice, will be expanding to more businesses. In November, businesses with 25-99 employees that don’t offer retirement plans must participate in the program.  The program allows workers to save for retirement through automatic payroll deductions into an individual retirement account.  Employees remain in control of   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Attends Illinois Bar Foundation's 2019 Gala Event Honoring Robert Clifford

Several attorneys from Johnson & Bell, including William V. Johnson, John W. Bell, Joseph R. Marconi, Robert J. Comfort, Gregory D. Conforti, Glenn F. Fencl, Victor J. Pioli and Carlos A. Vera, recently attended the Illinois Bar Foundation’s 2019 Gala event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.  The sold out event honored Robert A.   Continue Reading »

Contest Winners Enjoy Blackhawks Game

Congratulations to LeighAnn M. Thomas, Kevin G. Owens, Amber N. Lukowicz and Zachary A. Pestine, winners of the firm’s “How Well Do You Know Your Mentee/Mentor” contest.  As contest winners, they received tickets to a Chicago Blackhawks game.  The contest and our Mentee/Mentor program are part of Johnson & Bell’s Professional Development program. Amber took   Continue Reading »
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