3 Woodruff Johnson & Evans Attorneys Named 2019 Super Lawyers® & Rising Stars℠

Vickie Douglas

At Woodruff Johnson & Evans, our Chicago personal injury attorneys are known throughout Illinois and across the state’s borders for our dedication to excellence and client satisfaction. Past clients, legal peers, and professional organizations alike all regularly provide our team high praise and honors for our work. It is our honor to be able to announce that three of our team members have once again been recognized.

Our three attorneys who were honored by Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars℠ are:

  • Attorney Steven M. Sandler was recognized as a 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers® member for his work as a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney. This recognition is actually the seventh consecutive year he has earned this title, first being granted it in 2013.
  • Partner-Attorney Dexter J. Evans was recognized as a 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ member for his work as a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney. He was also chosen as a Rising Stars℠ member in 2016, 2017, and 2018, marking this as the fourth consecutive year for the title.
  • Attorney Russell Haugen was recognized as a 2019 Rising Stars℠ member for his work as a workers’ compensation attorney for claimants. This is the first year he has earned this title, but we look forward to him earning it many more times in the years to come with us.

No more than 5% of lawyers in a given state or region can be named to Super Lawyers® each year due to the organization’s strict selection process. No more than 2.5% of lawyers in a state can be selected as Rising Stars℠, who must either be 40 years old or younger, or have been in practice for 10 or fewer years. Super Lawyers® reviews attorneys from across the country by utilizing a patented multiphase selection process which considers the results of independent research, peer nominations and reviews, and many other factors. (Find out more about Super Lawyers® by clicking here and visiting the organization’s official website.)

Would you like an award winning team of personal injury attorneys and workers’ compensation lawyers to help you with your claim or case? Call (866) 891-9211 to connect with Woodruff Johnson & Evans. Our team has more than 100 years of collective legal experience with a long history of impressive case results, including both multiple multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements. As a law firm that has been featured in various news publications, such as Time Magazine and Newsweek, we feel confident that we should be your first choice for representation.

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He re-opened my case and got me a total knee replacement.

I was one of those guys that thought WC insurance would take care of me without legal representation. Then one day in the middle of being treated they closed my case without warning. When I questioned the WC insurance agent I caught her in a blatant lie and contacted Russell Haugen at my wife’s recommendation. […]

Jeff R.

I would recommend Jay to any one

Mr. Jay Johnson handle my case very fast. I would recommend him to any one. He kept in contact with me and kept me updated with every thing that was going on. Thank you again Woodruff Johnson and Evans for your help.

D. Fitts

Highly Recommended

Steve Sandler did an awesome job for me. His dogged determination resulted in an even better outcome than I expected. Plus, he’s super nice, accessible, and a good communicator. Highly recommended.

M. Charles

Russell Haugen went above and beyond!

After being in a terrible car accident my attorney, Russell Haugen went above and beyond to getting me my compensation. I’m really satisfied with his work and it was all done in a reasonable amount of time. He also did an amazing job in explaining in detail his plans and cleared any questions I had […]


I will not hesitate to recommend your services to others.

Casey, It was a genuine pleasure to have your firm work on my case. Your professionalism in this matter was great. You listened to my concerns and helped me move forward from a previous firm that was not representing my best interest. I will not hesitate to recommend your services to others.


Sending a big thank you!

Steve, Sending a big thank you! After all that time and hassle, you were finally able to get justice for me. I can’t even tell me how good that makes me feel, nor can I adequately express my appreciation. Way to go, Steve!


I was very satisfied with the results!

I was referred to Woodruff Johnson & Evans by a friend who had used them in the past. Everyone I had contact with was so kind and polite. My lawyer, Jay Johnson, explained the process to me so that I understood what was happening with my case. He was very patient, keeping me informed and […]


I was very happy with the outcome of my case!

A friend referred me to Woodruff Johnson & Evans. Attorney Jay Johnson explained the process so that I understood what was going on with my case. He was responsive to my situation and kept me informed as my case progressed. Jay did great. He knows what he is doing. I was very happy with the […]


I will definitely recommend them!

I was injured in an auto accident and Dexter Evans handled my case. He was awesome. I will definitely recommend them to friends and family.


They always keep in touch & are quick to respond.

I want to thank attorney Jon Walker for all his work on my worker’s comp case. He explains everything in detail to you so you understand. Always kept in touch, you didn’t have to wait for long to get a response back. I highly recommend attorney Jon Walker.

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