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On April 24, 2018, Which Team Won the IICF Trivia for Charity Challenge?

The correct answer is Team Johnson & Bell.  Yes, the wonderfully wise and quick-to-respond team of David J. Rock, Jennifer M. Theodore, Brian C. Langs, Jack E. Bentley and William K. McVisk took home the hardware last night, besting approximately 50 other five-person teams entered in the Trivia for Charity challenge.  Sponsored by the Insurance   Continue Reading »

ABA Taps Victor J. Pioli to Discuss Lawyers’ Professional Liability Issues at April Workshop

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Victor J. Pioli, will participate in the American Bar Association’s National Workshop on the Advancement of Attorney Well-Being in the Law Firm Setting. The workshop takes place April 25-27, 2018 and is being held in conjunction with the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability (LPL). The workshop is intended to   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 »

Johnson and Bell Welcomes Carlos A. Vera

Johnson and Bell as seen in the Chicago Tribune.

Carlos A. Vera

Carlos A. Vera concentrates his practice in professional liability and business litigation, focusing on legal malpractice matters and commercial litigation disputes. Prior to joining Johnson & Bell, Mr. Vera worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County. During his time there, he gained trial experience as he prosecuted over 200 bench trials and seven   Continue Reading »

Joseph R. Marconi to Discuss Complex Legal Malpractice Issues at ABA’s LPL Young Professionals Program

Johnson & Bell Shareholder and legal malpractice defense attorney, Joseph R. Marconi, will be a speaker on the Strategy Snapshots panel at the American Bar Association’s Lawyers’ Professional Liability Young Professionals Program scheduled for June 29 at the ABA HQ in Chicago. The program offers an educational and networking opportunity for young professional liability professionals and   Continue Reading »

Fencl, Spitzzeri to Speak at EPLI Seminar in NYC

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Glenn F. Fencl and Joseph F. Spitzzeri, will be featured speakers at the Strategic Considerations and Practical Solutions for Managing Employment-Related and Professional Liability Claims Seminar, which will be hosted by ALFA International’s Insurance Law, Labor & Employment, and Professional Liability practice groups. This seminar will take place June 8-10, 2016   Continue Reading »

A Celebratory Note

Dear Friends of Johnson & Bell: We owe you so much. Today, Johnson & Bell celebrates its 40th anniversary. We have traveled a long way since September 15, 1975. We have worked with hundreds of great attorneys, partnered with thousands of great clients and have built one of the top litigation defense firms in the U.S.   Continue Reading »

Pioli Secures Not Guilty Verdict in Legal Malpractice Case Seeking Over $2M in Damages

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Victor J. Pioli, successfully defended a local matrimonial law firm against alleged claims of legal malpractice. The plaintiff filed her claim for legal malpractice against our client in July 2010 and sought $2.3 million in damages.  Our client had represented the plaintiff in her divorce proceedings. Plaintiff’s primary complaints centered around two   Continue Reading »
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