CHICAGO– LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire –On July 27, 2007, Johnson & Bell announced that the lawyers working out of its Waukegan office would be joining the law firm of Chilton Yambert Porter & Young. “In the end, it was the right move for us and the lawyers in the Waukegan office,” said William V. Johnson, Johnson & Bell’s President. Johnson added, “The move allows the lawyers in the Waukegan office to focus on what they do best and Johnson & Bell to focus on what we do best.”
Johnson & Bell is a Chicago-based law firm with over 105 attorneys specializing in complex civil disputes. The firm has served as lead defense counsel in several high profile cases, including the John Hancock Center scaffold collapse litigation, the Chicago porch collapse litigation, and the Miller Park Stadium collapse litigation. Johnson explained that Johnson & Bell has shifted its focus in recent years to larger scale litigation and its growing commercial, employment, insurance coverage, and toxic tort litigation practices. The Waukegan office’s niche practice no longer fit into the firm’s business model.
Johnson added, “We have greatly enjoyed our relationship with the lawyers in our Waukegan office and wish them the very best in their new ventures with Chilton Yambert, but we are also excited about the direction our firm is headed and look forward to the challenges of effectively serving our clients.”