Skip to Content

Industry Awards

Sammi L. Renken Named President of ISHRM

On June 11th, 2021, Johnson & Bell Vice President, Sammi L. Renken, was installed as the new president of the Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ISHRM). Ms. Renken joined the firm in 2001, and serves on the Board of Directors, as well as the chair of the firm’s Women Initiative. She is an experienced   Continue Reading »

Jessica K. Velez Receives HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40 Award

Recently, the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) announced the 26 exceptional member attorneys from across the country who have been selected to receive the prestigious 2021 “HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40” Award. The award honors lawyers who, along with their professional accomplishments, are committed to the Hispanic community and dedicated to improving the legal profession.   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Attorneys Designated Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers in 2021

Congratulations to the Johnson & Bell attorneys designated as either Leading Lawyers or as Emerging Lawyers! 2021 Leading Lawyers William G. Beatty – Employee Benefits Law; Products Liability Defense Law John W. Bell – Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law; Products Liability Defense Law Mark D. Belongia – Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law;   Continue Reading »

HNBA Recognizes Chaniece Hill During Hispanic Heritage Month

As part of its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Region IX of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) recently recognized Johnson & Bell Associate, Chaniece M. Hill.  The HNBA is highlighting lawyers, judges, and law students of African descent during Hispanic Heritage Month this year. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th-October 15th. Ms.   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

Johnson & Bell Shareholders John W. Bell, William V. Johnson, Joseph R. Marconi, Robert M. Burke, Brian C. Fetzer, D. Patterson Gloor, Matthew L. Johnson, and Sharon L. Stanzione have been recognized by Best Lawyers® in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. In addition, Monica Burkoth, Matthew P. D’Avanzo, Martha E. Drouet,   Continue Reading »

Jessica K. Velez Appointed to the Hispanic National Bar Association as Latina Commissioner

Johnson & Bell Attorney, Jessica K. Velez, has been appointed as a Commissioner of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 2019-2020 Latina Commission. The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, national membership organization that plays an integral role in the monitoring and advancement of substantive legal issues that impact Hispanic legal professionals and   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Receives Tier 1 Ranking by US News and Best Lawyers

In its recently released 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers gave Johnson & Bell, Ltd. a Tier 1 ranking as a top litigation defense law firm.  According to the two publications, firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive   Continue Reading »

At Trial Excellence Awards, Pioli, Jalalpour Receive Award for Outstanding Defense Verdict in Legal Malpractice Case

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Victor J. Pioli, and Associate, Ramses (RJ) Jalalpour, received an award for the Outstanding Defense Verdict in a Legal Malpractice Case at the 2019 Trial Lawyer Excellence Awards.  The Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Law Bulletin Media, hosted its annual reception and awards program for Trial Lawyer Excellence on October   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Shareholders Recognized by Best Lawyers®

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, John W. Bell, Robert M. Burke, Brian C. Fetzer, D. Patterson (Pat) Gloor, William V. Johnson, Joseph R. Marconi  and Sharon L. Stanzione, have been recognized by Best Lawyers® in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Best Lawyers® lists are assembled by conducting peer-review surveys in which tens   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Attorneys Designated Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers in 2019

Congratulations to the Johnson & Bell attorneys designated as either Leading Lawyers or as Emerging Lawyers! 2019 Leading Lawyers William G. Beatty – Employee Benefits Law; Products Liability Defense Law John W. Bell – Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law; General Products Liability Defense Law Mark D. Belongia – Arts, Entertainment & Sports   Continue Reading »
Johnson and Bell

Johnson and Bell