Location: Aurora, Illinois
Phone: 630-585-2320 866-891-9211
Fax: 630-585-2327
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Russell Haugen
“If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us,” Francis Bacon. To seek out and maintain justice is Russ Haugen’s goal as an attorney. Russ attended Illinois State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Throughout his undergraduate degree, Russ was a paralegal for Woodruff Johnson & Evans. As a paralegal, he was able to learn a great deal about the many intricacies of both Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury law. At which time, he was further convinced that he should pursue a law degree. He attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. There, he was a volunteer for the Lansing Teen Court working as a youth advocate for teenagers who had found themselves in the legal system for the first time. He was also an active member of the Mock Trial Team in which he competed in a Mock Trial Competition where he was ranked as a top 10 litigator out of hundreds of competitors. He graduated from law school with a concentration in Litigation. Russ is happy to have returned to Illinois and to be working at Woodruff Johnson & Evans, as an associate attorney. He is passionate about serving people who have been injured, working aggressively to help them obtain their legally entitled benefits under the laws of Illinois. As a member of Woodruff Johnson & Evans, Russ has attained multiple six-figure settlements and awards for his clients. He has successfully handled dozens of cases before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission at the arbitration and appellate levels. Within his personal injury practice, he has successfully represented clients involved in a myriad of cases including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and products liability. When not working, Mr. Haugen enjoys golfing, watching and playing basketball, and spending time with his family.

Areas of Practice

  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2009


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. – 2009
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Litigation
  • Illinois State University , Normal, Illinois, USA
    • B.S. – 2005
    • Honors: Alpha Phi Sigma
    • Honors: National Criminal Justice Honor Society
    • Major: Criminal Justice


  • Presenter, Worker’s Compensation for Injured School Employees, Illinois Education Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2009 – Present
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association , 2013 – Present
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203 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601
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