Dexter John Evans

Dexter John Evans

Partner

devans@woodrufflawyers.com

  • Bio

Dexter John Evans

Partner

devans@woodrufflawyers.com

The grandson of a Chicago union worker, Dexter John 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 Evans 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.

Personal injury attorney, 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 (630) 585-2320 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

  • 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.

Travion H
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