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McVisk Discusses Bad Faith Exposure at September 25 Webinar

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, William K. McVisk, will be a featured presenter for the webinar, “Duty to Settle and Tips for Avoiding Bad Faith Exposure in Third Party Insurance Disputes.”  Bill will be presenting this topic along with Sharon T. Doherty, Senior Coverage Counsel for Zurich NAC.  The webinar takes place September 25, 2014 from 12 pm   Continue Reading »

Brian P. Gainer Secures Defense Verdict for Chicago Police Officers

Brian Gainer recently obtained another not liable verdict from a federal court jury in a police misconduct case against the City of Chicago.  In this latest victory, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant police officers stopped his car for no reason, used excessive force while beating and tazering him repeatedly, and then maliciously prosecuted him   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 »

Gainer Secures Not Guilty Verdict in Excessive Force Case

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. attorney Brian P. Gainer, received a not guilty verdict for their client after a two day, federal trial before Judge Amy St. Eve.  The plaintiff alleged that the defendants, Chicago police officers, used excessive force and failed to intervene to prevent the use of excessive force when he was being taken   Continue Reading »

Genevieve M. LeFevour

Genevieve M. LeFevour focuses her practice in medical malpractice, employment, general negligence, premises liability and transportation. She also defends security consultants and loss prevention companies as well as cases involving the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and Welfare & Pension Fund Contribution Deficiency. She has represented and worked with one of Chicago’s premier security firms   Continue Reading »

William K. McVisk

William K. McVisk concentrates his practice on complex insurance coverage litigation, and hospital law and medical liability. Mr. McVisk has handled all areas of coverage and bad faith litigation, especially third-party bad faith and coverage litigation involving commercial general liability, hospital professional liability and physicians professional liability coverages. Holder of an honorary AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Mr.   Continue Reading »

Robert J. Comfort

Robert J. Comfort focuses in general negligence, premises liability, transportation and trucking, hotel hospitality, as well as medical malpractice and aviation. Mr. Comfort has represented a national hotel chain, and handled cases in several states. In addition to Illinois, he has appeared as trial counsel in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New York and Texas. For the   Continue Reading »

Brian P. Gainer

Brian P. Gainer focuses in the areas of municipal and governmental tort liability, premises liability, product liability, trucking and transportation law, construction law and toxic torts.  Mr. Gainer was formerly a member of the Chicago Police Department, and received the Chicago City Council Lifesaving Award. He also was recently named chair of Johnson & Bell’s   Continue Reading »

Gainer Obtains Defense Verdict in Municipal Liability Case

In a municipal liability case, Johnson & Bell, Ltd. Shareholder Brian P. Gainer obtained a defense verdict in favor of his clients, two Chicago Police Officers. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant police officers used excessive force against him, unlawfully searched and seized his vehicle, conspired to violate his civil rights, and failed to provide him medical care.   Continue Reading »

Brian P. Gainer Secures Verdict in Favor of Chicago Police Sergeant on False Arrest Charges

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Brian P. Gainer, received a favorable defense verdict for his client, who was charged with false arrest and malicious prosecution.  The plaintiff claimed that the defendant, a Chicago Police Sergeant, fabricated the story of her arrest for Obstructing a Peace Officer and Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer.  Her testimony at trial   Continue Reading »
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