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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Appellate Court Ruling Provides a Risk Management “Moment” on Duty to Defend

Artisan and Truckers Casualty Company repeatedly refused to defend its insured in a commercial trucking versus car accident.  It gambled and lost. As the Appellate Court ruling states, the outcome provides a warning for insurance companies who refuse to defend their insureds. The Appellate Court ruled that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Receives Tier 1 Ranking from U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

In its recently released 2015 “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 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently   Continue Reading »

Trial Lawyer Greg Conforti Recognized by National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Trial attorney, Gregory D. Conforti, has been selected a Member of the “Nation’s Top One Percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel  (NADC).  NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence.  Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a   Continue Reading »

Conforti to Speak at 2015 Trucking Litigation Conference

Gregory D. Conforti, co-chair of Johnson & Bell’s Transportation group, will be a featured speaker at American Conference Institute’s Fifth Annual National Forum on Defending and Managing Trucking Litigation. The conference will take place in Chicago at Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel on March 24-25, 2015.  This will be Greg’s second consecutive year speaking at   Continue Reading »

He Has the Need for Speed. Indiana Lawyer Profiles Ed Hearn's Passion for Power Boating.

Indiana Lawyer takes a close look at Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Edward W. Hearn, as he continues his family tradition of competing in power boat competitions and coming out on top.  Access the Indiana Lawyer story here.
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