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Michael A. Sarafin

Michael A. Sarafin focuses his practice on health care and corporate law, with an emphasis on the defense of medical malpractice claims against hospitals, physicians and other health care providers.  Admitted to practice in Indiana and Illinois, Mr. Sarafin has tried cases throughout Northwest Indiana and Northeast Illinois.  Prior to joining Johnson & Bell, he   Continue Reading »

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

Congratulations to our attorneys chosen as either Super Lawyers or as Rising Stars! 2017 Indiana Super Lawyers 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 a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than   Continue Reading »

Jennifer R. Cardiff

Jennifer R. Cardiff focuses her practice on health care law, with a concentration in medical malpractice defense. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis and a J.D. (magna cum laude) from Valparaiso University School of Law. As a law student, Ms. Cardiff held various positions including   Continue Reading »

Angelo P. Politakis

Angelo P. Politakis focuses his practice on civil litigation, primarily in the areas of premises liability, product liability, accident and injury litigation and trucking litigation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Purdue University and a J.D. from Villanova School of Law. Mr. Politakis worked at the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office as a Victim   Continue Reading »

Brandon T. Miller

Brandon T. Miller focuses his practice on health care law, with a concentration in medical malpractice defense. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (magna cum laude) from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and a J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law. In addition, Mr. Miller is a member of the Lake County Bar Association. Prior to   Continue Reading »

Michael J. Bolde

Michael J. Bolde focuses his practice on health care law, with a concentration in medical malpractice defense. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Fitness Management from Purdue University Calumet and a J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law. As a law student, Mr. Bolde externed for Judge Philip P. Simon. Prior to joining Johnson   Continue Reading »
Chris Grabarek

Christopher J. Grabarek

Christopher J. Grabarek focuses his practice on health care and insurance coverage defense, with an emphasis on the defense of medical malpractice claims against hospitals, physicians and other health care providers. He has tried cases throughout Northern Indiana involving medical malpractice and civil litigation, and is uniquely qualified to guide clients through the challenges and complexities of the litigation process.   Continue Reading »
Insurance

Motorcycle Club Member Claims "What’s Yours is Mine." Indiana Federal Court Disagrees.

After a two-day bench trial in Federal Court in the Northern District of Indiana, Judge Van Bokkelen found in favor of our insurance company client, ruling that it was entitled to declaratory judgment and had no duty to defend or indemnify the defendant.  Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Edward W. Hearn, represented the insurance company in   Continue Reading »

Alan M. Kus

Alan M. Kus focuses his practice on health care law, with a concentration in medical malpractice defense. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Valparaiso University and a J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law. As a law student, Mr. Kus held an externship at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He also worked   Continue Reading »
General Negligence

Hearn Receives Favorable Result in Indiana Personal Injury Case

Shareholder Ed Hearn recently secured a favorable result defending a retailer in Lake County, Indiana. In this personal injury case, the plaintiff requested $996,000.  The result was a returned verdict of $130,000. In this case, the plaintiff was injured when a shelf in the store broke and product struck the plaintiff on the back. The retailer admitted   Continue Reading »
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