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Sydney P. Weathersby

Sydney P. Weathersby concentrates her practice in health care law, focusing on medical malpractice defense. She holds a B.A. in History from the University of Michigan and a J.D., Cum Laude, from the Valparaiso University Law School. While in law school, Ms. Weathersby was a member of the Law Review. As a Notewriter, she wrote   Continue Reading »

Catherine P. Gorman

Catherine P. Gorman focuses her practice on asbestos and toxic tort, as well as complex commercial litigation. In asbestos and toxic tort matters, she has extensive experience representing manufacturers, public utilities and other companies throughout Illinois and Northwest Indiana. She also is experienced at conducting and defending depositions, reviewing medical records, drafting settlement agreements, releases and contracts, and presenting legal   Continue Reading »

Brad R. Schneiderman

Brad R. Schneiderman concentrates his practice in medical malpractice litigation, health care liability and premises liability.  He has experience representing hospitals, physicians, and other health care professionals in all phases of litigation.  He also defends hospital facilities in premises liability matters.  In addition, Mr. Schneiderman has represented clients in commercial litigation and other litigation matters.   Continue Reading »

Patricia A. Ryan

Patricia A. Ryan focuses on insurance regulatory, transactional and risk management issues.  She is a former insurance company executive with extensive and diversified experience delivering legal counsel and practical business solutions to her clients.  Ms. Ryan represents clients in the financial services and insurance industries, including property and casualty insurers, captive insurers and reinsurers, producers,   Continue Reading »
Kevin G. Owens

Kevin G. Owens Named Program Chair for ALFA International’s 2017 International Client Seminar

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Kevin G. Owens, has been appointed Program Chair for ALFA International’s 2017 International Client Seminar (ICS), to be held March 2 – 5, 2017 at Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club in Aventura, FL. The ICS is ALFA’s premier annual event, and its most comprehensive legal seminar of the year.  This   Continue Reading »

Kevin A. Pacini

Kevin A. Pacini concentrates his practice in municipal and government tort liability, health care law, and general negligence. Mr. Pacini defends municipalities and law enforcement agencies throughout Cook County. He also defends hospitals, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in all phases of medical malpractice and nursing home cases. Prior to joining Johnson & Bell, Mr. Pacini worked   Continue Reading »

Jessica K. Velez

Jessica K. Velez concentrates her practice in construction law, focusing on premises liability and general negligence cases. In addition, Ms. Velez defends hospitals, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in all phases of medical malpractice litigation. Ms. Velez has extensive experience in all stages of litigation, including voir dire, motions in limine, cross and   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 »

Steven M. Shear

Steven Shear focuses his practice in the area of product liability, mass torts and general civil litigation. He has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in employment matters at trial. He has represented the welding industry, alcohol manufacturers, garment manufacturers, tool manufacturers and vitamin manufacturers in product liability cases.  Steven has worked as both local and   Continue Reading »
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