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Brad Schneiderman Takes on Treasurer Role at CHRMS

Congratulations to Brad R. Schneiderman, who on May 1 took on the role of Treasurer for the Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS). A Shareholder in our Healthcare practice, Brad has been an active member of CHRMS for several years, including his participation on the Board as Treasurer-Elect last year. He concentrates his practice in   Continue Reading »

Vickrey Obtains Dismissal with Prejudice in Mental Health Confidentiality Act Lawsuit

Johnson & Bell Attorney, Caroline K. Vickrey, obtained dismissal with prejudice of all claims against her psychologist client in a lawsuit filed under the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act.  The Cook County lawsuit was filed in the Law Division by a recipient of mental health services who, along with other family members,   Continue Reading »

Illinois Expands Options for Filing Protective Orders

Illinois recently passed Senate Bill 3667 giving survivors of marital disputes, sexual abuse and other types of abuse more accessibility to filing a protective order.  State Senator Steve Stadelman sponsored the bill.  He believes the measure will enhance the personal safety of all participants by giving people the option to file a protective order either   Continue Reading »

Schneiderman, Yukich Secure Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Dispute

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Brad R. Schneiderman, and Attorney, Daniel M. Yukich, were recently granted summary judgment in a Cook County premises liability dispute.  The case involved a painter who fell from a ladder due to an allegedly slippery floor, causing significant injuries to his back, ribs, and wrist.  The fall took place at a   Continue Reading »

Swing, Farris Secure Defense Verdict in Premises Liability Case Seeking $700K in Damages

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Susan K. Swing, and Associate, Kyle J. Farris, secured a defense verdict in a four-day jury trial in Lake County, Indiana.  In this case, plaintiff arrived at the hospital for a scheduled knee replacement surgery. While walking through the entryway of the hospital, she tripped on a floormat and broke her   Continue Reading »

Cischke, Yukich Secure Defense Verdict in Cardiac Surgery Dispute Seeking $5.8M in Damages

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Stacey A. Cischke, and Associate Attorney, Daniel M. Yukich, obtained a verdict for the defense in a multi-million dollar medical malpractice trial in Cook County.  The defense represented a local healthcare delivery system and a cardiac electrophysiologist at trial.  After a 10-day trial, plaintiff’s attorneys sought an award of $5.8M, but   Continue Reading »

Seventh Circuit Vacates Ruling Denying Arbitration in Employment Dispute

Recently, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a district court ruling that denied the defendant’s motion to refer an employment matter to arbitration – per a signed employment contract.  In this case, the district judge perceived several facets of the employment contract to be too favorable to the employer. Regardless, the appellate panel noted   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Attorneys Honored as Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers

Congratulations to the Johnson & Bell attorneys designated as either Leading Lawyers or as Emerging Lawyers! 2022 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 Robert M. Burke – Personal Injury Defense Law; Products Liability Defense Law; Transportation Defense   Continue Reading »

Remembering Bill Johnson

As many of you know, Bill Johnson, our long-time leader of Johnson & Bell, passed away on January 28.  Clients, friends of the firm, plaintiff attorneys, and current and former J&B attorneys have shared their thoughts and reflections with us.  On behalf of Johnson & Bell, a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has taken a   Continue Reading »
Sharon Stanzione

Sharon L. Stanzione Named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America

Congratulations to Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Sharon L. Stanzione, who has been named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA).  Ms. Stanzione was selected for her trial success handling medical malpractice litigation disputes.  For 25 years, Ms. Stanzione has successfully navigated Indiana’s medical review panel system receiving favorable results at the panel stage   Continue Reading »
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