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Defense attorneys and their clients received a boost in construction accident cases involving personal injury thanks to a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling.  The decision restricts construction negligence and premises liability theories of recovery in Illinois.  Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Katie E. Gorrie, provides an overview of the decision and its potential impact.

Ms. Gorrie defends real estate developers, construction managers, general contractors and subcontractors in construction litigation involving personal injury, property damage and construction defects.  She writes regularly about developments that affect her clients.  She recently was featured in a Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article about women litigators who have first chair trial experience.

About Johnson & Bell

Clients rely on Johnson & Bell to defend their interests in court.  Since 1975, we have developed a reputation for providing legal counsel that accomplishes our clients’ business objectives. Building on a track record of success handling major catastrophic personal injury cases, Johnson & Bell continues to represent numerous clients across a broad array of business concerns. We work with clients to mediate, settle or litigate their business issues.  In addition, our lawyers represent clients in a wide range of commercial transactions and commercial litigation in both State and Federal court, locally and throughout the country.