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
  • BBB

Attorney Leandro “Lee” Alhambra has given me and my family a peace of mind that I am much grateful for.

My experience with Woodruff Johnson & Evans has been a blessing. My attorney Lee has been such a professional but also a friend that has walked me through many of the things that I had no knowledge of or what I should do next. He has given me and my family a peace of mind […]

Michael K.

I just wanted to let you and your office know how pleased I was with your handling of my case!

Dear Russell, I just wanted to let you and your office know how pleased I was with your handling of my case. The promptness in which you handled this matter and the professionalism you showed while doing so was greatly appreciated. Should there arise another time in which I need assistance or should an acquaintance […]

M. Wright

Attorney Dexter Evans Was Always Available to Answer Any Concerns I Had.

D.J. was always available to answer any concerns I had. The entire case was handled professionally. I am completely satisfied with entire staff at Woodruff Johnson & Evans that I encountered.

John N.

Attorney Jay Johnson went above and beyond!

Attorney Jay Johnson went above and beyond. He made everything so easy and was always available for any questions I needed to ask. I highly recommend Woodruff Johnson & Evans!

Chad M.

Attorney Russell Haugen was awesome!

Attorney Russell Haugen was awesome at handling my case and very communicative on a lot of information I needed help with as well. He also took out the time to make sure I was handled with great provision! Thanks

Jashaunti P.

Russ Haugen and Woodruff Johnson & Evans Have Been My Attorneys For a Couple Different Cases.

Russ (and his firm Woodruff Johnson & Evans) has been my attorney during  a couple different cases. I have been extremely pleased with Russ’ work. He answers calls and always follows up even if there has been no movement on your case. I believe he’s personable and he gets to know his clients and going […]

Teresa D.

Attorney Leandro Alhambra Was Very Responsive to Adressing My Concerns. I Didn’t Have to Worry About Anything

I was so impressed by Lee’s responsiveness during such a long and potentially confusing process. I never had to worry about anything during the entire case.

Torianna L.

Thank You Mr. Jay Johnson and May God Bless You.

Thank you so much, Mr. Jay Johnson! I was very pleased with your service. If I need legal help in the future, I will call on you again. If I know of someone who needs legal help, I will give them your number. Thank You and May God Bless You.

Carolyn G.

When Russell Haugen took my case, I never had to follow-up as he ensured that I was always updated on the status.

It was a very long process for me as I started my case with one of their former colleagues then it was assigned to Russell Haugen, who worked diligently to finalize the case. From the beginning, he took the necessary time to clearly explain the position of the case, the potential timing of all the […]

Beverly F

Great Team of Lawyers

Attorney Dexter Evans is a part of a great team of lawyers and staff at Woodruff Johnson & Evans. They really get the job done. Excellent communication and great outcomes. I definitely recommend them for any injury cases anyone may have.

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