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Super Lawyers Recognizes 17 Johnson & Bell Attorneys

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. is pleased to announce that 16 shareholders have been acknowledged as 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers.  The following lawyers who have been acknowledged and their specific practice areas are: William G. Beatty – Personal Injury Defense: General John W. Bell – Civil Litigation Defense Robert M. Burke – Civil Litigation Defense John   Continue Reading »
Product Liability

Summary Judgment Granted in Favor of Corporation

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. attorneys, John W. Bell, Charles P. Rantis and Meghan M. Sciortino, received a summary judgment order from Judge Leinenweber of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in favor of their client, a ladder manufacturing company. This product liability suit was brought by the plaintiff for injuries he   Continue Reading »

Conforti Successfully Defends Waste Removal Trucking Company - Plaintiff Sought $3.3 Million

Gregory D. Conforti of Johnson & Bell, Ltd. obtained a not guilty verdict in favor of all defendants, including a waste-removal trucking company and its driver from a jury in Cook County, Illinois. The plaintiff, a 34-year-old male, had pre-existing paraplegia from a gunshot to the back when he was 15 years old. The plaintiff alleged   Continue Reading »
William V. Johnson

William V. Johnson Receives Professional Achievement Award from Chicago-Kent

William V. Johnson, President/Shareholder, Johnson & Bell, Ltd. is a 1966 graduate of Chicago-Kent, Mr. Johnson is an acclaimed litigator who has tried many high-profile catastrophic injury and mass tort cases in Chicago and across the United States. A co-founder of Johnson & Bell, Ltd., Mr. Johnson has also served as the firm’s president since   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. Selected as 2011 ALFA Member Firm of the Year

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. has been selected as the 2011 ALFA Member Firm of the Year. The award is given in recognition of Johnson & Bell’s outstanding contribution to ALFA International throughout the year. ALFA International is a global network of independent law firms. Its focus is to provide legal services to businesses throughout the   Continue Reading »
William V. Johnson

William V. Johnson Inducted Into the Illinois Academy of Lawyers

The Illinois State Bar Association’s Academy of Illinois Lawyers inducted William V. Johnson into its 11th class of Laureates during a luncheon on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at The Standard Club in Chicago. The 2011 Class of Laureates was recognized during a ceremony conducted by John G. O’Brien of Arlington Heights, chancellor of the Academy   Continue Reading »

Johnson and Fetzer Honored with Trial Lawyer Excellence Award

Jury Verdict Reporter
Johnson & Bell, Ltd. Shareholders, William V. Johnson and Brian C. Fetzer, were recently honored for their outstanding achievements as trial lawyers at the Jury Verdict Reporter’s 50th Anniversary Gala. The event was held on October 21, 2010 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel. Mr. Johnson and Mr. Fetzer were recognized as part of a select   Continue Reading »
Sammi Renken

Sammi L. Renken Selected as “40 Under 40” Attorney in Illinois

Johnson and Bell, Ltd. is pleased to announce that shareholder, Sammi L. Renken, has been named one of the “Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” for 2010 by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publishers of Chicago Lawyer magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Law Bulletin Publishing’s “40 Under 40” honors Illinois attorneys who show   Continue Reading »
Sharon Stanzione

Stanzione Receives “20 Under 40” Award in Indiana

Johnson and Bell, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Shareholder, Sharon L. Stanzione, has been named one of the “20 Under 40 Indiana Professionals” for 2010 by The Times of Northwest Indiana and BusINess magazine. The Times of Northwest Indiana and BusINess magazine’s 20 Under 40 awards is an annual program that identifies and honors   Continue Reading »
Municipal Law

Johnson & Bell Enjoys Successful Partnership with City Defending Claims Against Chicago Police Department

Johnson & Bell’s Municipal Law Group has recently partnered with the City of Chicago to defend the numerous lawsuits that are filed each year against the City’s Police Department and its officers alleging excessive force, unlawful arrest, and other Constitutional violations. The City’s retention of Johnson & Bell is part of its new strategy of   Continue Reading »
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