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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 »

With Settlement Offer on Table, Plaintiff Heads to Trial to Win… Less

In a case of admitted negligence, a Cook County jury found in favor of the plaintiff, but awarded less money than plaintiff demanded – and less money than the final settlement offer.  In this case, a Johnson & Bell trial team, including Charles P. Rantis, Jeffery G. Chrones, Timothy R. Couture and Valandis Vrakas, achieved   Continue Reading »

Seeking $1.4M in Damages for Alleged Injuries, Plaintiff Feels Pain of Defense Verdict

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Charles P. Rantis, Jeffery G. Chrones and Timothy R. Couture, secured a defense verdict for their client, a public transportation agency, in a personal injury lawsuit.  At trial, the plaintiff sought $1.4 million in damages for alleged injuries suffered while a passenger on a vehicle owned by Johnson & Bell’s client.    Continue Reading »

Susan K. Swing Promoted to Shareholder at Johnson & Bell, Ltd.

Johnson & Bell has promoted Susan K. Swing to Shareholder at the firm. Please join us in congratulating our colleague on this achievement. Located in our Crown Point, Indiana office, Susan K. Swing focuses on civil litigation, primarily in the areas of premises liability, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, insurance coverage and toxic   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Receives Tier 1 Ranking from US News – Best Lawyers

In its recently released 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings, U.S. News & World Report, and Best Lawyers gave Johnson & Bell, Ltd. a Tier 1 ranking as a top personal injury defense law firm. According to the two publications, firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently   Continue Reading »

Shear Steers Client Clear of Hit and Run Claim

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Steven M. Shear, obtained a defense verdict in Federal Court before Judge Gettleman.  The case involved a bicyclist who claimed she was side swiped when a truck driver and the trailer he was towing swerved into her lane of travel.  Shear’s client was not aware of the contact between his trailer and   Continue Reading »

Second Time Around, Hearn Secures (Another) Favorable Outcome in Motorcycle Lawsuit Seeking $1.1M

After a four-day trial involving a motorcycle lawsuit, Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Edward W. Hearn secured a favorable outcome for his insurance company client and its insured party.  At closing, plaintiff asked the jury to return a verdict for $1.1 million.  The jury awarded the plaintiff $100,000. This was the second time Mr. Hearn tried   Continue Reading »

Johnson and Bell Welcomes Jessica K. Velez

Johnson and Bell as seen in the Chicago Tribune.

Busch to Present at Trucking Industry Defense Association Webinar

Johnson & Bell Associate Attorney, Julie J. Busch, will be a featured speaker at the Trucking Industry Defense Association’s Webinar on September 21, 2016. Ms. Busch will be present the topic, “Using the Affordable Health Care Act to Mitigate Future Medical Claims.” Her presentation will provide a brief update and description of the Affordable Health   Continue Reading »

Conforti to Speak at American Trucking Associations’ Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsel

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Gregory D. Conforti, will be a featured speaker at the American Trucking Associations’ Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsel from July 17-20, 2016 in Bellevue, Washington. Those representing the legal interests of the motor carriers (internally and externally) come from around the country to discuss the most pressing legal issues, cases,   Continue Reading »
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