Russell Haugen

Russell Haugen

Partner

rhaugen@woodrufflawyers.com

  • Bio

Russell Haugen

Partner

rhaugen@woodrufflawyers.com

“If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.” – Francis Bacon

To seek out and maintain justice is Russell Haugen’s goal as an Illinois personal injury attorney. Russell Haugen attended Illinois State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Throughout his undergraduate degree, Russ worked as a paralegal for Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices. As a paralegal, he was able to learn a great deal about the many intricacies of both workers’ compensation and personal injury law. This further convinced him to pursue a law degree.

Russell Haugen attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. There, he was a volunteer for the Lansing Teen Court, working as a youth advocate for teenagers who had found themselves in the legal system for the first time. He was also an active member of the Mock Trial Team. He competed in a Mock Trial Competition where he was ranked as a top 10 litigator out of hundreds of competitors. He graduated from law school with a concentration in Litigation.

Russ is happy to have returned to Illinois and to be working at Woodruff Johnson & Evans as an associate attorney. He is passionate about serving people who have been injured, working aggressively to help them obtain their legally-entitled benefits under the laws of Illinois. As a member of Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices, Russ has attained multiple six-figure settlements and awards for his clients. He has successfully handled hundreds of cases before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission at the arbitration and appellate levels. As an Illinois personal injury attorney, Russ has successfully represented clients involved in a myriad of cases, including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and products liability. Russell Haugen was very excited to be named partner in the law firm in the fall of 2019.

When not working, Russ enjoys being in the outdoors and spending time with his family.

Get in touch with Illinois personal injury attorney, and Illinois worker’s compensation lawyer Russell Haugen online or by phone at (630) 585-2320 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury or workers’ compensation attorney in Champaign. Woodruff Johnson & Evans has offices in Chicago, Aurora, and Champaign.

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School: J.D., 2009
    • Honors: Dean’s List; Major: Litigation
  • Illinois State University: B.S. in Criminal Justice, 2005
    • Honors: Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society

Classes & Seminars

  • What Every Injured Worker in Illinois Should Know, Champaign, IL Union Seminar, Presenter
  • Workers’ Compensation for Injured School Employees, Illinois Education Association, Presenter

Honors & Awards

  • Leading Lawyers, “Emerging Lawyer”, 2017-2020
  • Super Lawyers, “Rising Star”, 2019- 2020

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2009 – present
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, 2013 – present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers
  • Award

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

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.
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