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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 »

Renken, Marshall Secure Defense Verdict in $2.75M Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Hospital

After nearly four weeks at trial, Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Sammi L. Renken, and Associate, John C. Marshall, obtained a defense verdict for their client, a major academic hospital in Chicago. Plaintiff sought $2.75 million in damages. In this case, plaintiff alleged the hospital was negligent by failing to prevent and treat a sacral pressure   Continue Reading »

Kevin G. Owens To Lead Crisis Response Panel at Products Seminar

Johnson & Bell Shareholder Kevin G. Owens will speak at the 2017 Product Liability and Complex Torts Practice Group Seminar taking place from October 4-6, 2017 at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California. Mr. Owens will moderate the panel “I Hear You Knocking But You Can’t Come In!” The presentation will provide   Continue Reading »

Brian C. Fetzer Elected to Society of Trial Lawyers Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of The Society of Trial Lawyers elected Brian C. Fetzer to its board on September 12, 2017. Founded in 1934, The Society of Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only group that includes many of Chicago’s top trial lawyers on both the defense and plaintiffs’ sides. The Society encourages and fosters a spirit   Continue Reading »

Seventh Circuit Bars "Every Exposure" and "Cumulative Exposure" Theory of Causation

On August 31, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld key rulings on the admissibility of expert testimony in light of substantive law regarding causation.  Click here to download the ruling. Charles Krik alleged that his lung cancer was caused, in part, by exposure to asbestos attributable to his work at an Exxon Mobil   Continue Reading »

Best Lawyers recognizes Four Johnson & Bell Shareholders

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. Shareholders, William V. Johnson, John W. Bell, Brian C. Fetzer and D. Patterson Gloor, have been recognized as Best Lawyers in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers lists are assembled by conducting peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers evaluate their professional peers   Continue Reading »

Thirty Johnson & Bell Attorneys Designated Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers in 2017

Congratulations to the Johnson & Bell attorneys designated as either Leading Lawyers or as Emerging Lawyers! 2017 Leading Lawyers William G. Beatty – Employee Benefits Law; Products Liability Defense Law John W. Bell – Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law; General Products Liability Defense Law Robert M. Burke – Personal Injury Defense Law:   Continue Reading »

Joseph R. Marconi to Discuss Complex Legal Malpractice Issues at ABA’s LPL Young Professionals Program

Johnson & Bell Shareholder Joseph R. Marconi will be a speaker on the Strategy Snapshots panel at the American Bar Association’s Lawyers’ Professional Liability Young Professionals Program scheduled for June 29 at the ABA HQ in Chicago. The program offers an educational and networking opportunity for young professional liability professionals and young lawyers. The Strategy Snapshots roundtable   Continue Reading »

Macksey, Boehm Secure Appellate Win in $2M Coverage Case

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, David M. Macksey and Garrett L. Boehm, Jr., secured a win in the Illinois Appellate Court First Judicial District for an insurance company and its insured parties in a difficult and complicated UIM insurance coverage case. Johnson & Bell’s clients were at risk for a $2 million award, but as a result   Continue Reading »

Catherine P. Gorman

Catherine P. Gorman focuses her practice on asbestos and toxic tort, as well as complex commercial litigation. In asbestos and toxic tort matters, she has extensive experience representing manufacturers, public utilities and other companies throughout Illinois and Northwest Indiana. She also is experienced at conducting and defending depositions, reviewing medical records, drafting settlement agreements, releases and contracts, and presenting legal   Continue Reading »
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