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Johnson & Bell Shareholder Kevin G. Owens was elected to the Board of Directors of ALFA International at the organization’s 2017 Annual Business Meeting, held October 25 – 28 in Baltimore, MD. He is one of four directors elected to serve three year terms, replacing current directors whose terms expired this year.

Founded in 1980, ALFA International was the first and continues to be one of the largest and strongest legal networks, with some 150 member firms around the world.

ALFA’s U.S. firms maintain offices in 95 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas. Its 70 international firms are located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Canada, Mexico and South America. ALFA’s Board of Directors is comprised of sixteen lawyers from member firms, four of whom came from international member firms. For more information about ALFA, please visit

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. is the exclusive Chicago and northern Illinois member of ALFA International.

Kevin G. Owens is co-chair of Johnson & Bell’s Product Liability practice group. His civil litigation practice includes the defense and trial of catastrophic injury, consumer and other product liability actions, construction and general negligence actions, and the litigation of commercial disputes in state and federal courts.

His experience also includes litigation of construction product defect actions, and litigation of contract actions at law and equity.  He is also a certified mediator, with a mediation practice focused on civil and commercial disputes involving product liability, complex and catastrophic injury cases, and construction matters.

Mr. Owens previously served as Program Chair for ALFA International’s 2017 International Client Seminar (ICS), held this past March, and as Chair of ALFA’s Product Liability and Complex Torts Practice Group. The ICS is ALFA’s premier annual event, and its most comprehensive legal seminar of the year.