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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 »

Stanzione, Bolde Secure Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Case Against Indiana Hospital

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Sharon L. Stanzione, and Associate, Michael J. Bolde, received a defense verdict in favor of their hospital client in a medical malpractice wrongful death case. The case involved a 28-year-old woman who came to the emergency room with chest congestion and was treated by an ER doctor and staff, then discharged.   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Trio Helps Hospital Succeed at Labor Arbitration

Johnson and Bell Shareholders William K. McVisk and Genevieve M. LeFevour, and Johnson & Bell Associate Kevin A. Pacini successfully defended a hospital client in a labor arbitration proceeding alleging wrongful discharge.  The grievant, a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, maintained he had been wrongfully discharged and that even if there were   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 »

Johnson & Bell's Indiana Office Marches Against Hunger

In the month of March, Johnson & Bell’s Indiana office participated in the 9th Annual March Against Hunger campaign.  The effort is sponsored by the Indiana State Bar Association and the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.  Associate attorney, Michael J. Bolde, who organized the effort, reports that our Indiana office raised $2,270 in donations   Continue Reading »

Second Time Around, Hearn Secures (Another) Favorable Outcome in Motorcycle Lawsuit Seeking $1.1M

After a four-day trial, Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Edward W. Hearn secured a favorable outcome for his insurance company client and its insured party.  At closing, plaintiff asked the jury to return a verdict for $1.1 million.  The jury awarded the plaintiff $100,000. This was the second time Mr. Hearn tried this case, initially securing   Continue Reading »

Seeking Nearly $1 Million for Fall, Plaintiff Walks Away with $37,500

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Edward W. Hearn received a very favorable outcome in a three-day jury trial in Federal Court in Indiana. The case involved a 65-year-old woman who took one step out of her car in a parking lot of a national retail pharmacy chain and fell, fracturing her femur, which required surgery, insertion   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 »

Johnson & Bell Receives Tier 1 Ranking from U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

In its recently released 2017 “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 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently   Continue Reading »

Tyler, Kus Secure Directed Verdict for the Defense in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit against Indiana Hospital

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Stephen A. Tyler, and Associate, Alan M. Kus, received a directed verdict in favor of their client, an Indiana-based hospital, after five days of testimony on plaintiffs’ behalf.  In this case, the plaintiffs filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital and the mother’s obstetrician, claiming they were negligent in the   Continue Reading »
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