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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, hospitals and doctors in medical malpractice actions, nursing homes in litigation brought pursuant to the   Continue Reading »

Owens, Garvey and Kotsalieff Secure Summary Judgment in $45M Steel Mill Case

Johnson & Bell attorneys Kevin G. Owens, Patrick T. Garvey and Angela M. Kotsalieff recently obtained summary judgment in favor of their client in a case pending in Porter County, IN.  The case involved the catastrophic collapse of a huge industrial machine that was in service at a northwest Indiana steel mill.  Plaintiffs alleged that   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, 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 »

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 »

Vicarious Liability Issue Earns General Contractor a Defense Under Subcontractor's GL Policy

Johnson & Bell Shareholder William K. McVisk and Associate Attorney, David J. Rock, recently obtained judgment on the pleadings on behalf of their contractor client in an insurance coverage dispute in the Chancery Division in Cook County. The dispute involved whether the contractor was entitled to a defense under its subcontractor’s general liability insurance policy,   Continue Reading »

Wilson v. Clark - Its Use and Its Ramifications

In a feature article in IDC Quarterly, Circuit Judge Donald J. O’Brien, Jr. (Ret.) and Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Charles P. Rantis, delve into the facts and other materials expert witnesses can and cannot include in their testimony at trial.  The authors outline how the adoption of Federal Rules of Evidence 703 and 705 by   Continue Reading »

Katie E. Gorrie Secures Summary Judgment in Significant Defense Win for General Contractor

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Katie E. Gorrie, obtained summary judgment in a construction negligence claim filed against her client, a large general contractor in Illinois. It is rare that motions for summary judgment are granted in construction negligence cases, which makes this ruling a development of potential interest to general contractors throughout Illinois. In this   Continue Reading »
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