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Schneiderman Pours Cold Water on Plaintiff's Theory in Premises Liability Case

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Brad R. Schneiderman, obtained summary judgment on behalf of a Chicagoland hospital in a premises liability lawsuit.  The plaintiff’s theory of this case alleged her slip and fall caused a cerebrospinal fluid leak that necessitated neurosurgical intervention.  Plaintiff alleged she slipped and fell after stepping off a wet floor mat inside   Continue Reading »

Catherine Breitweiser-Hurst

Catherine Breitweiser-Hurst concentrates her practice in civil litigation. Catherine is a U.S. Navy veteran, who pursued her education following her enlistment. After receiving her J.D. from Valparaiso University, Catherine spent more than 10 years as a deputy prosecuting attorney in Indiana, where she successfully handled several major felony jury trials. She holds the Lake County   Continue Reading »

Jack E. Bentley

Jack E. Bentley concentrates his practice in general negligence, employment, products liability, medical malpractice, municipal and governmental tort liability. Mr. Bentley’s practice includes the defense of security consultants and loss prevention companies. Mr. Bentley’s first position out of law school was with the Reinsurance department at CNA, after which he spent four years as an   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Attorneys Selected as 2018 Illinois/Indiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to our 21 attorneys selected as Super Lawyers and our 8 attorneys chosen as Rising Stars in 2018! 2018 Illinois and Indiana Super Lawyers • William G. Beatty – Personal Injury Defense: General • John W. Bell – Civil Litigation Defense • Robert M. Burke – Civil Litigation Defense • John A. Childers –   Continue Reading »

Risk Shifting: McVisk Tackles Third-Party Coverage Issues at Construction Insurance Presentation

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, William K. McVisk, will serve as a panelist at the Construction Risk Shifting in Illinois presentation taking place on February 1 at the offices of Neal Gerber Eisenberg.  The session runs from 8 am to 9:30 am and will examine how contractors and project owners manage construction-related risks in Illinois using   Continue Reading »

Casciato, Swing Promoted to Shareholder at Johnson & Bell, Ltd.

Johnson & Bell has promoted Jack J. Casciato and Susan K. Swing to Shareholder at the firm. Please join us in congratulating our colleagues on this achievement. Jack J. Casciato focuses his practice on defending trucking companies in trucking accidents and hospitals and doctors in medical malpractice actions.  He also defends nursing homes in litigation   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Secures Ruling in Favor of Municipality and its Police Officers in First Degree Murder Case

The First District Appellate Court recently affirmed summary judgment in favor of the defendants, an Illinois municipality and two of its police officers. The case arose from the arrest and prosecution of plaintiff for the murder of his one-month-old niece. After a jury found the man not guilty of first degree murder, plaintiff filed a   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Shares the Holiday Spirit

It has been a busy and fulfilling holiday season for Johnson & Bell. As part of the Holiday Sharing Projects, we delivered dozens of pairs of socks to The Night Ministry. We also had 15 Johnson & Bell “bakers” make chocolate chip, oatmeal and sugar cookies to donate to the organization, resulting in three bankers   Continue Reading »

Genome Sequencing and its Role in Medical Causation

A team of Johnson & Bell Shareholders presented an emerging issue in personal injury lawsuits – genome sequencing and its role in medical causation – to one of our clients.  D. Patterson Gloor, H. Patrick Morris, Gregory E. Schiller and Stephen P. Ellenbecker covered three primary issues, including: 1) the role of a person’s genome   Continue Reading »

Article Spotlights Johnson & Bell Women Attorneys in Role As First Chair

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin recently highlighted several Johnson & Bell women attorneys who have served as first chair trial attorneys.  The article, “Firm celebrates wins by women in first chair job,” notes that just 13 percent of cases had women attorneys appearing as lead counsel, according to a research report by the American Bar   Continue Reading »
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