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Johnson & Bell Welcomes Four New Attorneys

Four Associate Attorneys have joined Johnson & Bell. Michael J. Bolde rejoins our Crown Point, Indiana office.  He concentrates his practice on health care law and medical malpractice litigation disputes involving claims of personal injury and wrongful death. An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Bolde has been recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star since   Continue Reading »

William V. Johnson, Legendary Trial Attorney and Long-Time Leader of Johnson & Bell, Passes Away at 82

A lion’s roar was silenced today.  William V. Johnson, long-time president of Johnson & Bell and a legendary trial attorney, died at the age of 82.  He passed away at home on Friday, January 28, surrounded by his family. “Bill was the heart and soul of J&B and a dear friend and mentor to so   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Attorneys Selected as 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to the 24 Johnson & Bell attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers in Illinois and Indiana.  2022 Super Lawyers William G. Beatty – Personal Injury Defense: General John W. Bell – Personal Injury Defense: Products Robert M. Burke – Civil Litigation Defense Joseph B. Carini – Construction Litigation Timothy R. Couture – Personal Injury Defense:   Continue Reading »

Gloor, Vickrey Secure Win in Breach of Contract, Fraud Case

Johnson & Bell Attorneys, Pat Gloor and Caroline K. Vickrey, recently obtained a verdict of $55,883 on behalf of their client, KM LPTV of Chicago – 13, the owner of a local digital television channel which broadcasts from the John Hancock Center. The lawsuit was based on breach of contract and fraud against a fashion   Continue Reading »

Johnson, Connery Secure Defense Verdict in Favor of Physician and Hospital in Negligent Hospital Discharge Case

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Matthew L. Johnson, and Associate Attorney, Margaret A. Connery, secured a defense verdict for their hospital client and its treating physician in a Cook County, IL, lawsuit seeking approximately $1.7 million in damages. In this case, plaintiff was admitted to defendant hospital for injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident.  Following   Continue Reading »

Do Your Group Health Benefits Compare? Illinois Wants to Know

In 2021, Illinois Governor Pritzker signed into law the “Consumer Coverage Disclosure Act,” which became effective August 27, 2021. The new law creates disclosure requirements for certain Illinois employers that provide group health insurance coverage to any employee(s) in Illinois. Specifically, under the new law, such employers must provide all Illinois employees with a list   Continue Reading »

UPDATE: Supreme Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers

Several weeks ago, President Biden announced a new plan to vaccinate U.S. workers in an ongoing attempt to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.  Today, the US Supreme Court blocked the Biden Administration from enforcing vaccine mandates for private employers. Click here to view news announcement. Under the plan, large employers were required to have their workers   Continue Reading »

Thompson, Warnick Promoted to Shareholder at Johnson & Bell

Johnson & Bell is pleased to announce that Associate Attorneys, David J. Thompson and David A. Warnick, have been promoted to Shareholder at the firm.  “We are proud to welcome these two promising attorneys to the rank of Shareholder,” said Robert M. Burke, president of Johnson & Bell, Ltd.  “They have invested a lot of   Continue Reading »

New Database Will Record Compliance with Illinois Prevailing Wage Law

According to a recent article by the Associated Press, the Illinois Department of Labor will unveil a searchable database on Jan. 1 showing the certified payrolls of construction contractors who must comply with the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act. The Illinois Department of Labor expects the database to provide more transparency in public spending and will   Continue Reading »

Ogura, Boehm Secure Defense Verdict in Dispute Seeking $1M in Damages

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Meiko L. Ogura and Garrett L. Boehm, Jr., secured a defense verdict in favor of their car dealer client.  In this eight-day trial, the plaintiff, a sales employee of the car dealer, claimed a single injury caused by four separate automobile accidents over a nine-year period.  Our dispute involved the third   Continue Reading »
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