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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 »

LeFevour, Dignam Help Hospital Negotiate Labor Contract with AFSCME

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Genevieve M. LeFevour and Robert J. Dignam, recently concluded multiple rounds of collective bargaining as lead negotiators for their hospital client and reached a new multi-year labor contract agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).  AFSCME represented the hospital’s nursing employees. Related Items: Johnson & Bell   Continue Reading »

Dignam Successfully Defends Psychologist's Medical License

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Robert J. Dignam, obtained a voluntary dismissal of the Administrative Complaint against his client, a practicing psychologist.  An Indiana State Licensing Board had sought to revoke the client’s medical license.  Dignam demonstrated to the Office of the Indiana Attorney General that the license board’s assessment of the evidence was incorrect.  The   Continue Reading »

Sydney P. Weathersby

Sydney P. Weathersby concentrates her practice in health care law, focusing on medical malpractice defense. She holds a B.A. in History from the University of Michigan and a J.D., Cum Laude, from the Valparaiso University Law School. While in law school, Ms. Weathersby was a member of the Law Review. As a Notewriter, she wrote   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Welcomes Brad R. Schneiderman

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. announced today that Brad R. Schneiderman has joined the firm as a Shareholder in its Health Care group.  Mr. Schneiderman comes to the firm from Anderson, Rasor & Partners, LLP. “Our Healthcare group has enjoyed significant growth in the past two years,” stated William V. Johnson, president of Johnson & Bell,   Continue Reading »

Brad R. Schneiderman

Brad R. Schneiderman concentrates his practice in medical malpractice litigation, health care liability and premises liability.  He has experience representing hospitals, physicians, and other health care professionals in all phases of litigation.  He also defends hospital facilities in premises liability matters.  In addition, Mr. Schneiderman has represented clients in commercial litigation and other litigation matters.   Continue Reading »

Tyler, Politakis Secure Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Case Against Indiana Hospital

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Stephen A. Tyler, and Associate Attorney, Angelo P. Politakis, secured a defense verdict in favor of their hospital client after six days of trial.  The case involved an elderly female patient admitted to the hospital for atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure.  Due to the patient’s risk for stroke, she was   Continue Reading »

Appellate Court Rules Hospital’s Internal Quality Control Documents Privileged

In a significant development for the defense bar, the First District Appellate Court overturned a trial court’s decision to deny a privilege claimed for a collection of documents from a hospital’s internal quality control review meeting following the death of one of its patients.  Johnson & Bell argued that the hospital’s documents were privileged under   Continue Reading »

Michael A. Sarafin

Michael A. Sarafin focuses his practice on health care and corporate law, with an emphasis on the defense of medical malpractice claims against hospitals, physicians and other health care providers.  Admitted to practice in Indiana and Illinois, Mr. Sarafin has tried cases throughout Northwest Indiana and Northeast Illinois.  Prior to joining Johnson & Bell, he   Continue Reading »

Fetzer, Renken to Serve as Defense Attorneys in ABOTA's Masters In Trial Program

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Brian C. Fetzer and Sammi L. Renken, will be featured trial attorneys at the upcoming Masters in Trial program hosted by the American Board of Trial Advocates.  The event takes place on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 8 am to 5 pm at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams   Continue Reading »
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