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Johnson and Bell Welcomes Steven Shear

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Celebrating 40 Years Through the Eyes of “The Originals” - A Chat with Bill Johnson & John Bell

The legal profession has changed a lot over the past 40 years. As part of our 40th anniversary celebration, we thought it would be interesting to take a step back in time with “The Originals” – the seven attorneys who joined Johnson & Bell in the 1970s and are still practicing today. We sat down   Continue Reading »

Tammy L. Wade Joins Johnson & Bell's Health Care Practice

Seasoned trial attorney, Tammy L. Wade, brings her medical malpractice defense practice to Johnson & Bell.  Ms. Wade joins Johnson & Bell as a shareholder. Her addition to the firm further strengthens Johnson & Bell’s Health Care practice, which already represents many of the largest and most sophisticated hospital and nursing home providers in metropolitan Chicago   Continue Reading »

Tammy L. Wade

Tammy L. Wade concentrates her practice on the defense of hospitals, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in all phases of medical malpractice litigation. She also represents clients in commercial litigation matters and has extensive experience in complex product liability litigation. Ms. Wade is recognized by the American Hospital Association as a Certified Professional   Continue Reading »

William G. Beatty

William G. Beatty focuses on product liability and employee benefits/employment litigation as well as defense of asbestos cases. Mr. Beatty represents manufacturers of heavy equipment used in several different industries, as well as electronic equipment and scientific instrument manufacturers. He has also defended product manufacturers and premises owners in asbestos-related lawsuits. Mr. Beatty’s clients include   Continue Reading »

Charles P. Rantis

Charles P. Rantis concentrates his practice in product liability, construction litigation, premises liability, transportation litigation and defending public utilities. A seasoned litigator, Mr. Rantis has successfully defended manufacturers of ladders, construction equipment, fire trucks, power tools, coil processing equipment and electrical components. Companies often retain Mr. Rantis for their most complex litigation matters, including lawsuits   Continue Reading »

Meghan M. Sciortino

Meghan M. Sciortino, a Shareholder at Johnson & Bell, Ltd. in Chicago, focuses her practice on product liability, premises liability and construction law. Ms. Sciortino defends product manufacturers and distributors of a variety of products including everything from elevator controllers, power tools and industrial machinery to kitchen appliances and cosmetics tools.  She also defends retailers, contractors, utility   Continue Reading »

Kevin G. Owens

Kevin G. Owens is a shareholder and co-chair of Johnson & Bell’s Product Liability practice group. His civil litigation practice includes the defense and trial of catastrophic injury, consumer and other product liability actions, construction and general negligence actions, and the litigation of commercial disputes in state and federal courts.  His experience also includes litigation   Continue Reading »

Dennis C. Cusack

Dennis C. Cusack is the co-chair of Johnson and Bell’s General Negligence group and concentrates his practice on construction liability, product liability and mass tort/class action claims. He also focuses on commercial litigation. Mr. Cusack also has experience handling Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) cases, including current representation of a manufacturer of mining equipment   Continue Reading »

John W. Bell

John W. Bell is co-founder and vice president of Johnson & Bell. He concentrates his practice in product liability and defense of complex/catastrophic litigation, with a focus on defense of personal injury litigation. Mr. Bell’s experience is vast, including high-profile cases, now featured in many reputable law journals. The Best Lawyers in America has included   Continue Reading »
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