Dexter John Evans

Dexter John Evans

Partner

devans@woodrufflawyers.com

  • Bio
  • Education
  • Classes & Seminars
  • Awards
  • Professional Associations

Dexter John Evans

Partner

devans@woodrufflawyers.com

The grandson of a Chicago union worker, Dexter Evans has always felt a strong urge to help those trying to protect their rights. It is from this foundation that Dexter established himself as an aggressive advocate for the rights of his clients.

“The greatest satisfaction in my profession is the gratitude of my clients,” says Dexter. “There is no better feeling than to get a hug from a client who is in tears because they finally received the justice they deserve. The thank you letters from my clients enjoy a special place in my office as a reminder of what our profession is all about.”

Dexter devotes 100% of his practice to personal injury and litigation and has tried several cases to jury verdict in counties all over Illinois. He has also written and presented numerous arguments in front of the Appellate Court, including a recent case in which he was successful in overturning a trial court’s decision to dismiss a case involving a slip and fall on ice. As an accomplished writer, Dexter has written a variety of articles and blogs for publications such as the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois State Bar Journal, DuPage County Bar Journal, and Fox Valley Labor News, amongst others.

Dexter Evans has obtained several recent noteworthy case results, including:

  • $1,100,000.00 settlement on behalf of a 60-year-old textbook salesman who was hit by a ComEd vehicle while driving in Woodridge. The victim suffered a left tibial plateau fracture which required surgery.
  • $600,000.00 settlement in DuPage County on behalf of a client who suffered a fractured leg when she was hit by a shuttle bus while walking her dog outside of her condo.
  • $595,000 settlement resulting from mediation in which client developed the onset of fibromyalgia following a car accident. This was the largest reported verdict in Illinois for a fibromyalgia case outside of Cook County.
  • $450,000 settlement on behalf of a client who was involved in a head-on car accident while test-driving a police car he repaired for a municipality.
  • $375,000 settlement on behalf of a truck driver who sustained severe laceration of his ring finger when loading dock door was inadvertently dropped onto his finger by loading dock worker.
  • $300,000 policy limits settlement on behalf of a client injured when she fell down the basement stairs of a friend’s house. There was no handrail on basement stairs which violated the applicable building code.
  • $225,000 settlement for a man who was at a friend’s house and fell through an access door that was unsecured and covered by mulch. Client suffered a torn rotator cuff which required surgery.
  • $215,000 judgment on behalf of a worker who sustained repetitive lifting injury to her shoulder. While recovering from surgery on that shoulder, the worker developed the same condition in her opposite shoulder necessitating surgery. Pre-trial offer was $32,568.69.

Dexter’s ability to obtain outstanding results for his clients stems from the fact that he looks at his clients as individuals who have families and need someone to help them protect their legal rights.

“It all starts with treating a client’s case like it is my own,” he says. “If it was my case, would I want my lawyer to explain the legal process to me since I am new to it? Would I want my lawyer to return my calls and answer my questions so I am not left in the dark? Of course!”

When he is not taking on multi-billion dollar insurance companies, Dexter enjoys spending time with his wife and their three pups. He also enjoys playing basketball, writing, and reading books on such topics as history, politics, and philosophy.

Contact Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices at (866) 891-9211 to discuss your case with personal injury attorney Dexter Evans. We offer free initial consultations at our various office locations in Chicago, Aurora and Champaign.

Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law: J.D., magna cum laude, 2005
    • Honors: Dean’s List, 2002 – 2005; Law Review: Northern Illinois University Law Review, Lead Articles Editor, 2003 – 2005
  • Elmhurst College: B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, 2001

Classes & Seminars

  • DuPage Trial Advocacy Class, Teacher
  • Work Injuries and Third Party Claims, Municipal Department Committee, Presenter
  • Changes to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, Painter’s Union Local 448, Presenter

Honors & Awards

  • Million Dollar Advocate, 2019
  • Illinois Super Lawyers®, “Rising Stars”, 2016 – 2019
  • Leading Lawyers®, “Emerging Lawyer”, 2016 – 2020

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • DuPage County Bar Association, 2007 – present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 – present
  • Kane County Bar Association, 2010 – present
  • Will County Bar Association, 2013 – present
  • West Suburban Bar Association, 2015 – present
  • Award
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers

Very Persistent and Very Honest!

After Mr. Evans took over my case, it didn’t take long to get results. I recommend Mr. Evans if you want to get results quick he very persistent and very honest with his clients.

Timothy A

He settled my case for more than I had expected.

Mr. Haugen is always so very kind and very involved with his client. He’s very attentive when it comes to his client relationship. Any questions I had for him were always answered in a very timely fashion, and explained very well. He settled my case for more than I had expected. Great Attorney! Highly Recommended!

Molly P

Thank you so much for great service and representation!

Attorney Russ Haugen was truly amazing. He kept in touch with me every time there was new information or changes with my case. The company he represents were very professional every time I called and responded back within a reasonable amount of time. I would recommend not only Russ Haugen to represent you, but the […]

Alexis W

Russ fought for me and I received more than double from the 1st settlement offer.

In July of 2018 I injured my back on the job. I was advised by someone to find a lawyer. I was given Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices telephone number. I called and had a consultation with Russell Haugen. I knew nothing as far as what to do or expect. He was very informative […]

Sheryl D

Thank you, Jay Johnson, for all that you do. You are truly one of the good guys.

This is the second time I’ve needed the services of Jay Johnson, and it will be the second time that I am completely satisfied with Mr. Johnson’s performance. He thoroughly explains all aspects of a case and is always able to answer questions and concerns. I would recommend, and have recommended him, to other people […]

Richard V

Very glad I chose them for my lawsuit.

They were very professional with my case. They were patient and always kept me informed. Very comfortable environment. I was very glad to choose them for my lawsuit.

Matthew D.

Russell Haugen represented me, and he was absolutely amazing!

Excellent Law firm! Russell Haugen represented me, and he was absolutely amazing! He always checked on me and answered every phone call regarding my concern we settled for way more than I expected! He’s kind and considerate! I highly recommend Russell! He won’t let you down and God forbid but if I were to get […]

Samia L.

I was very pleased with this firm! Highly recommended!!

Not a fan of lawyers (previous encounters with different firm); but, I was very pleased with this firm and with Casey Woodruff. Answered my questions and addressed my concerns in a timely manner. Highly recommended!!

Dane S.

Honest conversation, personable team and timely responses.

Honest conversation, personable team and timely responses. Working with Mr. Evans and Cynthia has been a wonderful experience at a difficult time. Phone calls and emails are answered within a very reasonable time frame, each conversation is handled in a compassionate manner.

Deidre S.

DJ did a fantastic job on my auto-accident claim!

I highly recommend Mr. Dexter Evans, and the Woodruff law firm. DJ did a fantastic job on my auto-accident claim. I really appreciated all the detailed information provided, and finding medical assistance for me. It was awesome. All my questions were addressed properly and asap. I made my final decision with confidence. Over all the […]

Lilia G.
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