About this office:
For more than 35 years, Johnson & Bell, Ltd.'s trial attorneys have offered premier defense representation throughout the Midwest and nationally. Founded in 1975, Johnson & Bell made its mark through landmark class-action cases such as the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire and the Bogalusa chemical spill. It's tried nearly 90% of the major catastrophic cases in the Chicago land area, and achieved numerous favorable verdicts for its clients in categories including health care, toxic tort, insurance and business litigation.
While Johnson & Bell's attorneys try among the most cases in Chicago's Cook County, the firm believes many legal difficulties can be avoided through risk-reduction measures and careful compliance with the law. Hence, our attorneys provide regular legal updates notifying clients of legislative and regulatory changes as they happen.
Johnson & Bell continually receives national recognition for its trial and appellate advocacy: American Lawyer's Corporate Counsel Magazine named the firm as one of the Top 100 Law Firms in client satisfaction and Martindale-Hubbell has awarded more than 30 of the firm's shareholders its top mark, an AV-rating. ALFA International, a global legal network, named it 2011 Firm of the Year. These, and countless other accolades, illustrate Johnson & Bell's quest to serve its clients.
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Statement of Practice Summary:
Trial practice in state and federal courts, including national coordinating counsel. Appellate Law, Asbestos Litigation, Automotive Product Liability Litigation, Aviation Litigation, Business Litigation, Civil Rights, Complex Plaintiff Litigation, Construction Litigation, Corporate Health Care, Criminal Defense, Employment Law, ERISA, Energy, Environmental Law, Financial Crimes, Financial Institution Representation, General Negligence and Premises Liability, Gun Litigation, Hospital Law and Medical Liability, Insurance Coverage, Intellectual Property, Long Term Care/Nursing Home Liability, Mass Tort, Mediation, Medical Device Liability, Mold Litigation, Municipal Liability, National Coordinating Counsel, Probate and Trusts, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Railroad Litigation, Toxic Tort, and Trucking and Transportation.
Documents by Lawyers at this office
Court Finds No Attorney - Client Privilege between Insurer and It's Attorney
Rick Hammond, June 24, 2013
In a first-party, bad faith lawsuit, the insurance company’s claims file is one of the first items requested in discovery by most plaintiffs’ attorneys. And, in spite of any objections raised by defense attorneys, most courts will order an insurer to produce the relevant and...
Year Established: 1975
Advocate Health Care Systems; AIG Technical Services, Inc.; Assurant Health; Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co.; Certain Underwriters at Lloyds, London; City of Harvey; CNH America, LLC; Elliott Turbomachinery Co., Inc.; Emerson Electric Company; Essex Insurance Company; Exxon Mobil; Hilton Hotels Corporation; Illinois Provider Trust; ISBA Mutual Insurance Co.; Lynch Ford, Inc.; MWH Global, Inc.; Provena Health; Rockville Risk Management Associates; St. Paul Travelers Companies; Volkswagen of America; Walgreen Company; Waste Management, Inc.; Western General Management, Inc.
Law Firm Affiliations: AMERICAN LAW FIRM ASSOCIATION (ALFA): Johnson & Bell, Ltd. is the exclusive Chicago area law firm of ALFA, an international association of independent law firms dedicated to improving the quality, efficiency, and affordability of legal services.
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