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Johnson and Bell Welcomes David J. Rock

Johnson and Bell as seen in the Chicago Tribune.

Johnson & Bell Attorneys Selected as 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to our 17 attorneys chosen as Super Lawyers and our 2 attorneys chosen as Rising Stars! Every year, Super Lawyers creates a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. The attorneys are selected by a rigorous rating process including peer   Continue Reading »

Appellate Court Affirms Summary Judgment in Perona v. Volkswagen Case

The First District Appellate Court upheld a lower court’s summary judgment for Audi AG and its parent, Volkswagen AG, in a class action pending for over 25 years alleging the Audi 5000 unintendedly accelerated.  The case was filed in 1987, shortly after the CBS “60 Minutes” television show featured the Audi 5000 in a bad   Continue Reading »

He Has the Need for Speed. Indiana Lawyer Profiles Ed Hearn's Passion for Power Boating.

Indiana Lawyer takes a close look at Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Edward W. Hearn, as he continues his family tradition of competing in power boat competitions and coming out on top.  Access the Indiana Lawyer story here.

William K. McVisk to Discuss Third-Party Insurance Disputes at PLRB Claims Conference

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, William K. McVisk, will discuss third-party insurance disputes at the upcoming Property & Liability Resource Bureau’s 2014 Claims Conference in Indianapolis, IN. Bill’s presentation will focus on how insurance companies can effectively balance the often conflicting interests of the insured and the insurer when excess claims arise – and avoid bad   Continue Reading »

Illinois to Assess Proposed E-Discovery Rule Changes; Public Comment Period Opens

Joseph R. Marconi was selected last year by the Illinois Supreme Court as an advisor to its Committee on Discovery Procedures exploring possible reform to the rules regarding the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI).  As a result of the work of that Committee, public hearings are now scheduled for commentary on those proposed reforms; Johnson   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Attorneys Chosen as 2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to our 15 attorneys chosen as Illinois Super Lawyers and our 2 attorneys chosen as Illinois Rising Stars! Peer nominations, evaluations and third party research create a credible, comprehensive and diverse list of outstanding attorneys.  We are proud to have a number of our attorneys listed. Read more about the attorneys and how they help accomplish our   Continue Reading »

Porter County Councilman Rivas Files Suit to Overturn Indiana County Redistricting Ordinance

Edward W. Hearn of Johnson & Bell’s Indiana Office has filed suit on behalf of Indiana Porter County Councilman, Jeremy Rivas, and several other voters against the Porter County Indiana Commissioners with respect to their recent ordinance redistricting Porter County for election of county council representatives.  The claim involves alleged violations of Indiana Redistricting Laws which require   Continue Reading »

Monica Gutowski

Monica Gutowski focuses her practice on municipal liability, insurance defense and governmental tort liability. Ms. Gutowski has successfully defended cases in both state and federal court, in which she has obtained dismissals and summary judgment rulings in favor of her clients which include municipalities, police officers and security personnel. Ms. Gutowski has considerable litigation experience, having tried 34   Continue Reading »

Corporate Counsel Get Reprieve - Illinois Supreme Court Amends Rule on Corporate Counsel

The Illinois Supreme Court has announced that, for a limited time, Illinois-based corporate counsel who failed to obtain a required limited law license will now be able to obtain that limited license without the risk of discipline. The program is effective January 1, 2014 and will expire one year later. Supreme Court Rule 716 requires   Continue Reading »
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