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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 shareholders 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 appearing as lead counsel, according to a research report by the American Bar Association.    Continue Reading »

Owens, Kotsalieff Co-Author Illinois Section of 50-State Product Liability Compendium

Johnson & Bell Shareholder Kevin G. Owens and Associate Angela M. Kotsalieff recently authored the Illinois section of a 50-state product liability compendium.  The Compendium offers a synopsis of significant case law or statutes involving whether pre-injury waivers of jury trials are enforceable in each state, whether pre-injury waivers/releases of claims for injury or death   Continue Reading »

Mahony, Thompson Secure Defense Verdict in $1.5M Hospital Negligence Case

After a five-day trial, Johnson & Bell Associates Mackenzie J. Mahony and David J. Thompson obtained a defense verdict for their client, a hospital in the suburbs of Chicago. The plaintiff alleged that the hospital was negligent in its transport of the plaintiff, resulting in a laceration to his right foot. The plaintiff argued that   Continue Reading »

Marconi to Discuss Ethical and Risk Management Issues between Insurers and their Insureds

Johnson & Bell Shareholder Joseph R. Marconi will speak at the 2017 Continuing Education Program taking place on December 5 at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, New Jersey. Mr. Marconi will participate in “Walking The Line Without Stepping Off,” a panel discussion that examines conflicting, competing or joint interests that arise among insurers, reinsurers,   Continue Reading »

Marconi, Pioli and Jalalpour Obtain Summary Judgment in $19M Legal Malpractice Case

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Joseph R. Marconi and Victor J. Pioli, and Associate, Ramses Jalalpour, recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of their client in a hotly contested legal malpractice case. Johnson & Bell represented a commercial litigation firm based in Chicago and two of its partners who previously represented a woman who claimed she   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Receives Tier 1 Ranking from US News – Best Lawyers

In its recently released 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings, U.S. News & World Report, and Best Lawyers gave Johnson & Bell, Ltd. a Tier 1 ranking as a top personal injury defense law firm. According to the two publications, firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently   Continue Reading »

Kevin Owens Named to ALFA International Board of Directors

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   Continue Reading »

Gainer Secures Defense Verdict in Favor of Police Officers

Johnson & Bell Shareholder Brian P. Gainer obtained a defense verdict in favor of his municipal clients, who faced multiple charges, along with a demand for significant monetary damages. In this case, the police officers responded to a traffic accident where they encountered the plaintiff, who had been involved in the accident. Plaintiff became combative   Continue Reading »

Katie Twardak “Ignites the Fight” Against Breast Cancer in Chicago

Johnson & Bell Attorney Katherine A. Twardak will serve as co-chair of the Susan G. Komen Chicago Ignite the Fight Gala on October 21, 2017, which is the organization’s 20th anniversary event. Ms. Twardak is co-chairing the event with her mother, Marcy A. Twardak. The Susan G. Komen Foundation’s mission is to save lives by   Continue Reading »
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