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Beatty, Gainer Get Multiple Charges Dismissed Against Chicago Police Officer

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, William G. Beatty and Brian P. Gainer, successfully defended a Chicago Police Officer in a case involving charges of civil rights violations (under Section 1983), a statutory “hate crime”, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.  In this federal court case, the plaintiff, who worked as a “bouncer” in a Chicago   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 »

Bell Awarded Not Guilty On All Counts on Behalf of Two Chicago Police Officers

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. attorney Alexandria L. Bell, received a not guilty verdict in the defense of her clients, two Chicago Police Officers, in a case involving allegations of false arrest and unlawful search. On March 2, 2007 the defendant Officers responded to “a person with a gun” call on the south-west side of Chicago. Upon   Continue Reading »

Johnson and Bell

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