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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, 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 this case, initially securing   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 »

Angelo P. Politakis

Angelo P. Politakis focuses his practice on civil litigation, primarily in the areas of premises liability, product liability, accident and injury litigation and trucking litigation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Purdue University and a J.D. from Villanova School of Law. Mr. Politakis worked at the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office as a Victim   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 »

2016 Transportation Law Compendium for Illinois Is Now Available

ALFA International has released the 2016 Transportation Law Compendium for Illinois.  The survey is a helpful tool for transportation professionals who need a quick reference guide to applicable Illinois transportation law.  The section on Illinois was compiled by Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Gregory D. Conforti and Robert M. Burke, and Associate Attorney, Julie J. Busch.  Conforti   Continue Reading »

Johnson and Bell Welcomes Jack J. Casciato

Johnson and Bell as seen in the Chicago Tribune.

Renken, Busch Selected for Leadership Positions by the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law

Johnson & Bell is pleased to announce that Shareholder, Sammi L. Renken, and Associate, Julie J. Busch, have been selected for leadership positions by the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law. Sammi will serve on the Board of Directors from December 2015 – December 2017. Julie was named the co-chair of the Associates Committee. Based   Continue Reading »
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