Steven M. Sandler

Steven M. Sandler

Associate Attorney

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

Steven M. Sandler

Associate Attorney

Steven M. Sandler has worked as a civil litigation trial attorney for the last 35 years. “In the courtroom, there is no substitute for experience,” says Steve. What a fulfilling experience it has been.

Steve has spent the majority of his career representing the victims of catastrophic injury. While doing so, he obtained several multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for his clients. For the ten years prior to joining Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices, Steve defended individuals and corporate entities faced with lawsuits arising out of airplane, trucking, and auto accidents. This unique perspective from both sides of a lawsuit makes him an astute advocate on behalf of the seriously injured.

Steve has been selected for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyer® list for civil litigation for the past six years. He is also AV Rated® by Martindale-Hubbell® (the highest attorney rating issued) and has been honored for outstanding client service. Steve is an airplane pilot and an adjunct professor at DePaul College of Law.

At Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices, Steve diligently represents the victims of transportation accidents, defective products, and medical malpractice.

Contact Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices if you need a personal injury attorney in Chicago. Call us at (866) 891-9211 or fill out an online contact form to request your free consultation.

Education & Certifications

  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • IIT- Chicago Kent College of Law: J.D. with Honors
  • University of Illinois: B.A. in Political Science

Classes & Seminars

  • DePaul University College of Law, Adjunct Professor
  • Aviation Product Liability, Chicago, Illinois
  • John Marshall Law School, Guest Lecturer
  • Aviation Law, Chicago, Illinois
  • I.I.T. Chicago Kent College of Law, Lecturer
  • Exclusiveness of Workers’ Compensation Remedies, Presenter
  • Products Liability – 10th Annual McGill Conference on International Aviation Liability and Insurance, Montreal, Canada, Presenter
  • American Bar Association National Institute on Aviation Litigations, Faculty, Presenter
  • Chicago Bar Association – Aviation Law Committee
  • EAA AirVenture Oshkosh – Aviation Accident Litigation
  • Midwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, Presenter

Honors & Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated® by Martindale-Hubble®
  • Client Distinction Award, 2013
  • Million Dollar Advocate Award, 2017
  • Selected for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers® list, 2013 – 2018
  • Top-Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Chicago, IL
  • Leading Lawyers, 2017 -2018

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association – Panel Attorney Legal Services Plan
  • Chicago Bar Association, 2004 – Present
  • Aviation Law Committee: Chairperson, 2005 – 2006
  • Aviation Law Committee: Vice-Chairperson, 2004 – 2005, 2011 – 2012
  • Aviation Law Committee: Legislative Liaison, 2006 – 2007
  • Illinois Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Award
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers

I’ve had to know a few attorneys in my life and Jon was the best.

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 […]

Marko P.

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 […]

Juli T

Recommendation to Blessing

I had a lawyer working on my insurance claim that was extremely unprofessional and after 8 months of getting nowhere, I fired him. Dexter Evans was recommended to me by a family member. He was extremely professional and made the insurance claim very easy for me. He was very informative and always got back to […]

Brooke D

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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