William V. Johnson

Co-Founder at Johnson & Bell Ltd.

William V. Johnson

William V. Johnson

Co-Founder at Johnson & Bell Ltd.

Biography

William V. Johnson, co-founder and president of Johnson & Bell, William V. Johnson is an acclaimed litigator who has tried many high-profile catastrophic injury and mass tort cases in Chicago, and across the United States. Since joining the firm in 1975, and becoming president in 1979, the firm has grown to 120 attorneys and gained a national reputation.

Mr. Johnson is a veteran trial attorney, who has tried virtually every type of civil injury case and defended many commercial liability, professional liability and trade secrets cases. He recently helped win a defense verdict from a Cook County, Ill., jury in favor of the University of Chicago Medical Center, following a two-week medical negligence trial in which damages in excess of $45 million were sought. For their efforts, Mr. Johnson and his litigation team won the Outstanding Defense Verdict Award- Medical Malpractice at the 2012 Jury Verdict Reporter Trial Lawyer Awards.

This is just one of the many accolades he's received. Others include: The Best Lawyers in America since 1989, Who’s Who in American Law since 1987 and The International Who’s Who of Product liability Defense Lawyers. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers and the American College of Trial Lawyers, among other groups, and is a past president of the Chicago Society of Trial Lawyers.

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Johnson & Bell Ltd.

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702

Number of Boards

2

Number of Awards

62

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Shareholder at Johnson & Bell Ltd.

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Chief Information Officer at Johnson & Bell Ltd.

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Co-Chair, Professional Responsibility Practice at Jenner & Block LLP

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William V. Johnson
Co-Founder at Johnson & Bell Ltd.
Education
JD
Class of 1966

Chicago-Kent College of Law, is a law school affiliated with Illinois Institute of Technology. It is the second oldest law school in the state of Illinois, and one of two law schools in the United States with a three-year legal writing program, the other being the University of Minnesota Law School.

Attendee
Class of 1963

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being. The University of Kentucky is guided by its core values: Integrity, Excellence, Mutual respect and human dignity, Diversity and inclusion, Academic freedom, Personal and institutional responsibility and accountability, Shared governance, A sense of community, Work-life sensitivity, Civic engagement and Social responsibility.

BS
Class of 1962

Marquette is a Catholic and Jesuit university in Milwaukee, Wis., dedicated to serving God by serving our students and contributing to the advancement of knowledge. Enrollment: Almost 8,300 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate and professional students; all states and 69 countries represented Undergraduate programs: 77 majors and 65 minors and pre-professional programs in dentistry, law and medicine

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Fellow
Current

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The College also awards the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy on a yearly basis.

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Current

The ISOB was created in 1965 and is dedicated to preserving trial by jury, the adversary system and an independent judiciary. Its founders conceived the organization to bring together the best of the trial bar in a setting devoid of partisan interests. The emphasis of the organization is on warm fellowship among professionals without regard to their orientations as plaintiffs' or defendants' advocates. In such a setting it becomes possible to consider, rationally and in good will, issues of ethics and excellence in advocacy and the role of litigation in society.

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Current

ACADEMY OF US AND INTERNATIONAL ATTORNEYS ENGAGED IN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL TRIAL PRACTICE.

Career History
Co-Founder
1975 - Current
Awards & Honors
2018
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
2018
Who's Who in American Law
2017
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
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