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Kevin Owens Named to ALFA International Board of Directors

Johnson & Bell Shareholder Kevin G. Owens was elected to the Board of Directors of ALFA International at the organization’s 2017 Annual Business Meeting, held October 25 – 28 in Baltimore, MD. He is one of four directors elected to serve three year terms, replacing current directors whose terms expired this year. Founded in 1980, ALFA   Continue Reading »

Kevin G. Owens To Lead Crisis Response Panel at Products Seminar

Johnson & Bell Shareholder Kevin G. Owens will speak at the 2017 Product Liability and Complex Torts Practice Group Seminar taking place from October 4-6, 2017 at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California. Mr. Owens will moderate the panel “I Hear You Knocking But You Can’t Come In!” The presentation will provide   Continue Reading »

Brian C. Fetzer Elected to Society of Trial Lawyers Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of The Society of Trial Lawyers elected Brian C. Fetzer to its board on September 12, 2017. Founded in 1934, The Society of Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only group that includes many of Chicago’s top trial lawyers on both the defense and plaintiffs’ sides. The Society encourages and fosters a spirit   Continue Reading »

Best Lawyers recognizes Four Johnson & Bell Shareholders

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. Shareholders, William V. Johnson, John W. Bell, Brian C. Fetzer and D. Patterson Gloor, have been recognized as Best Lawyers in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers lists are assembled by conducting peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers evaluate their professional peers   Continue Reading »

Wilson v. Clark - Its Use and Its Ramifications

In a feature article in IDC Quarterly, Circuit Judge Donald J. O’Brien, Jr. (Ret.) and Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Charles P. Rantis, delve into the facts and other materials expert witnesses can and cannot include in their testimony at trial.  The authors outline how the adoption of Federal Rules of Evidence 703 and 705 by   Continue Reading »

Stephen P. Ellenbecker Discusses Food Borne Litigation Issues at University of Nebraska Seminar

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Stephen P. Ellenbecker, served as a featured presenter at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s FDST 951: Advanced Food Science Seminar.  The March 13 event was sponsored by the University’s Department of Food Science and Technology.  Mr. Ellenbecker’s presentation, “Whole Genome What? Genetic Fingerprinting in Litigation,” was attended by students and professors in   Continue Reading »

John W. Bell Receives Litigation Defense Attorney Achievement Award at 2016 Jury Verdict Reporter Trial Excellence Event

At the 2016 Jury Verdict Reporter Trial Excellence Awards Ceremony, Johnson & Bell Shareholder and founding Partner, John W. Bell, received the Litigation Defense Attorney Achievement Award.  Over the past 41 years, Mr. Bell has built an excellent reputation as a top defense trial lawyer.  His success at trial continues to be instrumental in building   Continue Reading »

Gloor, Ellenbecker and Shear Join Johnson & Bell, Ltd.

D. Patterson Gloor, Stephen P. Ellenbecker and Steven M. Shear have joined Johnson & Bell, Ltd., where they will continue to handle mass tort, product liability and commercial litigation matters.  All three attorneys previously were Partners at The Gloor Law Group and will join Johnson & Bell as Shareholders. “We are extremely pleased to add   Continue Reading »

D. Patterson Gloor

D. Patterson Gloor has represented some of the country’s biggest companies in their most important civil litigation. He has tried more than 200 cases to verdict, in state and federal courts across the country, winning a national reputation for his skill with juries. His practice includes mass tort and environmental litigation (often as national coordinating   Continue Reading »

Stephen P. Ellenbecker

Stephen P. Ellenbecker concentrates his practice in the areas of product liability, construction, and general civil litigation. Among other areas, he was a trial attorney on cases involving the food industry and welding industry. He works on litigation as both local and national counsel and coordinates scheduling, discovery and trial work with national and local counsels,   Continue Reading »
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