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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 »

Johnson & Bell Secures Ruling in Favor of Municipality and its Police Officers in First Degree Murder Case

The First District Appellate Court recently affirmed summary judgment in favor of the defendants, an Illinois municipality and two of its police officers. The case arose from the arrest and prosecution of plaintiff for the murder of his one-month-old niece. After a jury found the man not guilty of first degree murder, plaintiff filed a   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 »

Johnson & Bell Shares the Holiday Spirit

It has been a busy and fulfilling holiday season for Johnson & Bell. As part of the Holiday Sharing Projects, we delivered dozens of pairs of socks to The Night Ministry. We also had 15 Johnson & Bell “bakers” make chocolate chip, oatmeal and sugar cookies to donate to the organization, resulting in three bankers   Continue Reading »

Genome Sequencing and its Role in Medical Causation

A team of Johnson & Bell Shareholders presented an emerging issue in personal injury lawsuits – genome sequencing and its role in medical causation – to one of our clients.  D. Patterson Gloor, H. Patrick Morris, Gregory E. Schiller and Stephen P. Ellenbecker covered three primary issues, including: 1) the role of a person’s genome   Continue Reading »

Article Spotlights Johnson & Bell Women Attorneys in Role As First Chair

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin recently highlighted several Johnson & Bell women attorneys who have served as first chair trial attorneys.  The article, “Firm celebrates wins by women in first chair job,” notes that just 13 percent of cases had women attorneys appearing as lead counsel, according to a research report by the American Bar   Continue Reading »

Owens, Kotsalieff Co-Author Illinois Section of 50-State Product Liability Compendium

Johnson & Bell Shareholder Kevin G. Owens and Associate Angela M. Kotsalieff recently authored the Illinois section of a 50-state product liability compendium.  The Compendium offers a synopsis of significant case law or statutes involving whether pre-injury waivers of jury trials are enforceable in each state, whether pre-injury waivers/releases of claims for injury or death   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 to Discuss Ethical and Risk Management Issues between Insurers and their Insureds

Johnson & Bell Shareholder Joseph R. Marconi will speak at the 2017 Continuing Education Program taking place on December 5 at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, New Jersey. Mr. Marconi will participate in “Walking The Line Without Stepping Off,” a panel discussion that examines conflicting, competing or joint interests that arise among insurers, reinsurers,   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 »
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