Casey Woodruff

Casey Woodruff

Partner

cwoodruff@woodrufflawyers.com

  • Bio

Casey Woodruff

Partner

cwoodruff@woodrufflawyers.com

Experienced. Tough. Driven. Put these three words together and you have defined the lead workers’ compensation and personal injury attorney at Woodruff Johnson & Evans. Over the course of his career, Attorney Casey Woodruff has handled thousands of injury claims, recovering millions of dollars for people who have been seriously hurt. Through it all, Casey has fought tirelessly to prevent corporations and big insurance companies from trampling on the rights of working men and women. For instance, on 40 different occasions, Casey represented employees from the University of Illinois who were denied their workers’ compensation rights after suffering repetitive-work injuries to their wrists, elbows, and shoulders. Many of these workers were hurt performing tasks such as cooking and cleaning. Casey fought back against the university, winning 99% of these cases.

In a case close to his heart, Casey was able to help a disabled woman who had been born with only one useable arm. After that arm was injured in a work-related accident, Casey was able to prove she was disabled from all gainful employment and obtained lifetime benefits for her, including medical expenses. Casey Woodruff also has assisted clients who have fallen on dangerous premises, who were victimized by drunken drivers, and who were injured during childbirth.

Leading Lawyers has ranked Casey in the top 5% of worker’s compensation lawyers. He is the author of a number of articles on his chosen field and has presented talks on work-related injuries to organizations such as the Illinois Education Association, the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, United Food and Commercial Workers, the Service Employees International Union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Champaign County AFL-CIO, the International Boilermakers Union, Cigna Insurance, the United Auto Workers, the Will County Bar Association, and several others.

Casey’s star began rising when he was still at the Chicago Kent College of Law. After receiving the AmJur Award for the highest grade in his worker’s compensation class, Casey was asked by his professor to join the Chicago-based law firm of Katz, Friedman, Schur & Eagle, where the instructor was a partner. Casey began practicing there in 1990, first as an associate and later as a partner. Ten years later, he had the experience and the clientele base to create his own law firm.

Today, Casey Woodruff is driven not only to prevail on behalf of his clients but to maintain Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices as the most highly regarded injury law firm in the state. Casey is a long-time resident of the Aurora area and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In his spare time, he enjoys rooting for the Cubs, the Illini, and his favorite horses at Arlington Park. He is the father of a daughter and two sons.

Contact our office at (630) 585-2320 to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney in Aurora. We also have offices in Chicago and Champaign.

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Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology; Chicago, Illinois
    • Honors: AmJur Award
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Classes & Seminars

  • Work-Related Injuries, Illinois Education Association, Presenter
  • Work-Related Injuries, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Presenter
  • Work-Related Injuries, United Food & Commercial Workers, Presenter
  • Work-Related Injuries, Service Employees International Union, Presenter
  • Work-Related Injuries, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Presenter
  • Work-Related Injuries, Champaign County AFL-CIO, Presenter
  • Work-Related Injuries, International Boilermakers Union, Presenter
  • Work-Related Injuries, Cigna Insurance, Presenter
  • Work-Related Injuries, United Auto Workers, Presenter
  • Work-Related Injuries, Will County Bar Association, Presenter

Honors & Awards

  • Top 5% of Worker’s Compensation Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers, 2015 – 2018
  • Super Lawyers, 2020 – 2021
  • Avvo Rating of Superb

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, 1990 – present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2003 – present
  • Kane County Bar Association, 2007 – present
  • DuPage County Bar Association, 2007 – present
  • DuPage County Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2014 – present

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers
  • Award

From day one, Russell Haugen and Woodruff Johnson & Evans handled the work comp case with empathy and diligence. Highly recommended.

I would definitely recommend Woodruff Johnson & Evans to anyone I know that need legal help with a worker’s comp issue. From day one I’ve felt comfortable and was always kept informed on what was going on with my case. Mr. Haugen was always pleasant and empathetic to my case and worked diligently. I would […]

Shelia W

Jay Johnson is a good communicator and speaks to his clients in a language they can understand.

Jay always answers or returns my calls promptly. Jay is able to share information about my claim in a non-lawyer kind of way.

Chris J.

Fighting for My Workers Compensation with Attorney Lee Alhambra Gave Me Peace Of Mind And Victory.

I Had A Nasty Tumble/Fall On A Cushioned Mat Behind A Desk At Work. I Had Been Totally Misinformed And Misled By Employers About Making A Full Recovery And Legal Processes. I Did Not Understand Any Legal Issues. I Contacted Woodruff Johnson & Evans And Spoke With Leandro A. Alhambra. Lee Explained To Me How […]

Karen K

Jay Johnson Helped Me Through A Nightmare of a Lawsuit

I just want to thank Woodruff Johnson & Evans Attorney Jay Johnson and his legal secretary, Annie,  for helping me through this whole lawsuit nightmare. I appreciate your time and effort, and YES, I would  highly recommend you to anyone.

Tammy B

It was a pleasure working with Russell Haugen and the legal team at Woodruff Johnson & Evans!

It was a pleasure working with Russ and his team!!! They explained everything thoroughly and helped me with all my needs during this difficult time! I was happy with the outcome, they were a great referral to me and I will gladly refer this office on to others!

Noelia M.

I would like to thank Dexter & the whole Woodruff team on representing me.

Would like to thank Dexter & the whole Woodruff Johnson & Evans legal team for representing me. Dex, I really appreciate you for standing on my behalf with this long journey.

Kennesha W.

Jay Johnson was on top of everything when I had issues, and kept me informed, would recommend!

Jay Johnson was on top of everything when I had issues, and kept me informed, would recommend!

Timothy T

I have complete trust, confidence and satisfaction in Attorney Russell Haugen.

I have been represented by a number of lawyers in the last 3 years with no satisfaction and no confidence. That changed when Russell Haugen took my case. Russell updated me regularly and truthfully worked on my behalf. With Russell’s council, I received a fair settlement for my losses. I have complete trust, confidence and […]

Dennis C

Lee Alhambra: kind and patient when explaining things, and a calmness that is soothing in stressful situations.

Want to say thank you to Attorney Leandro Alhambra for not just being a good lawyer but for being kind and patient when explaining things. He has calmness that is soothing in stressful situations.

Conniebelle

Lee Alhambra will represent you well and will fight for your case. Highly Recommended.

Very professional, detailed and courteous. My case was handled with ease and I’m very grateful! Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices will represent you well and fight for you. Leandro Alhambra is a lawyer I would highly recommend.

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