Russell Haugen

Russell Haugen

Partner

rhaugen@woodrufflawyers.com

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

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 attorney. Russ 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.

Russ 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. Within his personal injury practice, he 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 us online or by phone at (866) 891-9211 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney in Chicago. 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
  • Award
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers

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Unfortunately, I got badly injured at an athletic job. Run by a company that didn’t care about me. I needed an attorney and Woodruff, Johnson and Evans was recommended to me by a family member. That small gesture ended up being the best legal advice I ever received. Jon Walker defended me and made sure […]

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I wouldn’t have gotten the relief from my injury if Jay had not gotten involved.

I was referred to Woodruff, Johnson & Evans by a friend after a work related car accident. The workmen comp adjuster was giving me the run around. I was having terrible back pain but because it was work related my doctors could not provide me the treatment I need. Jay Johnson began investigating my case […]

Randel M

Outstanding job for my mother and me.

Very professional. Was referred to me by my mother. Did an outstanding job for my mother and me. Great service!

Valente G

Russ was the best!

Russ was the best! I got his number from my cousin. Best phone call I ever made! Always there for anything I needed and got all my bills paid and some compensation for me! Highly recommend.

Timothy F

Thank you for a good service!!

Steve Sandler presented himself professionally with good rapport and showed concern for my well being. I will definitely recommend him to others!! Thank you!!

Sherifat O

This man knows what he is doing.

I can’t say enough about Jon Walker. He took my case after being denied. Told me everything I had to do and kept me calm during the wait and got me approved! If you want a professional lawyer who knows how to get you approved call WOODRUFF JOHNSON & EVANS I cannot thank you enough […]

Steve G

Far beyond what I expected!

Russ Haugen helped me far beyond what I expected. He was polite and communicated with me every step of the way. Thank you for everything!

Mikahl S

I really felt like I had an ally!

Jon Walker represented me in a Work Comp case. I really felt like I had an ally and someone who was going to protect me and my rights after I was injured at work. Jon was extremely attentive and available to me when I had questions or needed advice throughout the entire process. Also, Jon […]

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Recommendation to Blessing

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I am forever Grateful for this Firm!

I am forever Grateful for this Firm. Steven Sandler stayed on top of my auto accident. I was kept informed on every thing. They were there for me and I will be sure to recommend them. Thank you!!!

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