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

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

I recommend Jay Johnson and Woodruff Johnson & Evans. Jay Johnson is a real trailblazer in the work-related injury process. 10 STARS!

My attorney, Jay Johnson, was efficient and there for me when I needed help with my work-related injury. Whenever I had an issue related to my employers’ insurance adjuster, he took care of it. Jay protected my rights when I was wrongfully charged medical bills and collectors. Jay always made himself available when I had  […]

Peter

El Sr. Jay Johnson fue genial. Me guió paso a paso a través de su proceso. Lo recomendaría en caso de alguna lesión laboral.

El Sr. Jay Johnson fue genial. Fue muy receptivo. Respondió a todas mis preguntas. Siempre encontraba tiempo para devolverme la llamada cuando no estaba disponible. Me guió paso a paso a través de su proceso. Lo recomendaría en caso de alguna lesión laboral.

Rodrigo G.

Work Compensation Attorney Leandro Alhambra Fought Hard For My Case. I Highly Recommend Him. Great Communication.

Leandro Alhambra at Woodruff, Johnson & Evans did an excellent job. From the time I first contacted him, he was professional and caring. He kept me informed even during the pandemic and he fought to get me a good settlement. I recommend him highly!

Edward P.

I Got Hurt at Work and Hired Russell Haugen to Take On Workers Comp for Me! I Highly Recommend This Law Firm.

I got hurt at work and my employer workers comp has a history of giving hurt employees a “Run Around.” Well, my workers comp “kept” loosing my Doctors orders for physical therapy. After a couple of weeks of this “Run Around” I contacted Russell. It was approximately 20 minutes after speaking to Russell, and my […]

Joseph H.

I highly recommend attorney Jay Johnson to anyone facing work comp issues!

Jay Johnson was an amazing attorney. Whenever I had a question, however little it was, I’d always hear back from him either that same day, or the following morning. I really felt he represented me very well. I’d highly recommend him to anyone who has even a question about their case!

Holly B.

Mr. Russell Haugen is the best personal injury attorney in the entire Chicago area!

In my opinion, Mr. Russell Haugen is the best personal injury attorney in the Chicago area. He is very professional and very hard working person for his clients. His knowledge allowed me to have a good ending for my case. He was awesome to work with. The process took several months but the settled was […]

Barbara I.

Great Law Firm to Work With! They Stay On Top Of Everything! Thanks So Much!

They are on top of everything. Great people to work with! Thank you so much for everything you done for me.

Deanna S.

I’m so glad I hired this firm when I was hurt at work! They got my work comp checks coming in!

I hired this firm when I got hurt at work. I’m glad I did because my company wasn’t sending any checks. Leandro got my checks coming after talking to workers compensation. The work comp company wasn’t easy to deal with. I’m glad I could relax and let Leandro and Kristal go after them. It took […]

Brian M

Excellent Professional Service From Personal Injury Attorney Dexter Evans!

Very good and professional service I received from Dexter.

Jaime G.

Jay Johnson was very responsive and handled everything. He fought hard to me and won my case. Thanks Jay!

Very responsive. Always called back and always had an answer to my questions and concerns. Jay handled everything and I just sat back and waited for results. I’ve seen him fight for friends who went through the same situation I did and they all have nothing but good things to say about him. Hopefully I […]

Elizabeth V
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