Emerging Lawyers Haugen and Evans

Vickie Douglas
Emerging Lawyers Haugen and Evans
2019-2020 Emerging Lawyers Selectees, Russell Haugen and Dexter Evans

The team of lawyers at Woodruff Johnson & Evans bring vast experience to their focused practice in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability law. Our practice concentrates on representing the victims of serious injury. We serve the entire state of Illinois by maintaining offices in Chicago, Aurora and Champaign. The firm prides itself by providing compassionate client service, innovative scholarship, and aggressive advocacy.

Emerging Lawyer and firm partner, Russell Haugen, is passionate about serving people who have been injured, working aggressively to help them obtain their legally-entitled benefits under the laws of Illinois. Within his workers’ compensation practice, he has successfully handled cases at every level of the workers’ compensation claim, litigating cases at the arbitration level and handling cases through the appeal process.  He has spoken at seminars, including the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, on various topics related to workers’ compensation claims.  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. Russ has dedicated 13 years of service to Woodruff Johnson &Evans and their deserving clients.

Emerging Lawyer and firm partner, Dexter Evans, is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and The Top Trial Lawyers in America®. The grandson of a Chicago union worker, Dexter 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. Dexter has devoted his practice to obtaining compensation for personal injury victims. Dexter is an active member of the DuPage and Kane County Bar Associations and is the chair of the Professional Responsibility Section of the DuPage County Bar Association. He is on the board of directors of the West Suburban Humane Society as well as the editorial board of the DuPage County Bar Association DCBA Briefs publication. In addition to the honor of having several lawyers recognized as Leading Lawyers, our attorneys have earned multiple other awards, such as Million Dollar Advocates, AV Preeminent Ratings, and Super Lawyers.

If you need a personal injury or workers’ compensation attorney in Chicago, Aurora, Champaign, or throughout Illinois, call Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices at (630) 585-2320 today.


I HIGHLY recommend this firm as they are forthright, honest, and easy to work with! Mr. Evans was absolutely outstanding!

I met with Attorney Evans today about a vehicle/pedestrian settlement claim. Mr. Evans was absolutely outstanding and helped guide my thinking regarding the insurance company and potential lawsuit. I HIGHLY recommend this firm as they are forthright, honest, and easy to work with!

Keith W

I recommend Jay Johnson and Woodruff Johnson & Evans. Jay Johnson is a real trailblazer in the work-related injury process. 10 STARS!

My attorney, Jay Johnson, was efficient and there for me when I needed help with my work-related injury. Whenever I had an issue related to my employers’ insurance adjuster, he took care of it. Jay protected my rights when I was wrongfully charged medical bills and collectors. Jay always made himself available when I had  […]


El Sr. Jay Johnson fue genial. Me guió paso a paso a través de su proceso. Lo recomendaría en caso de alguna lesión laboral.

El Sr. Jay Johnson fue genial. Fue muy receptivo. Respondió a todas mis preguntas. Siempre encontraba tiempo para devolverme la llamada cuando no estaba disponible. Me guió paso a paso a través de su proceso. Lo recomendaría en caso de alguna lesión laboral.

Rodrigo G.

Work Compensation Attorney Leandro Alhambra Fought Hard For My Case. I Highly Recommend Him. Great Communication.

Leandro Alhambra at Woodruff, Johnson & Evans did an excellent job. From the time I first contacted him, he was professional and caring. He kept me informed even during the pandemic and he fought to get me a good settlement. I recommend him highly!

Edward P.

I Got Hurt at Work and Hired Russell Haugen to Take On Workers Comp for Me! I Highly Recommend This Law Firm.

I got hurt at work and my employer workers comp has a history of giving hurt employees a “Run Around.” Well, my workers comp “kept” loosing my Doctors orders for physical therapy. After a couple of weeks of this “Run Around” I contacted Russell. It was approximately 20 minutes after speaking to Russell, and my […]

Joseph H.

I highly recommend attorney Jay Johnson to anyone facing work comp issues!

Jay Johnson was an amazing attorney. Whenever I had a question, however little it was, I’d always hear back from him either that same day, or the following morning. I really felt he represented me very well. I’d highly recommend him to anyone who has even a question about their case!

Holly B.

Mr. Russell Haugen is the best personal injury attorney in the entire Chicago area!

In my opinion, Mr. Russell Haugen is the best personal injury attorney in the Chicago area. He is very professional and very hard working person for his clients. His knowledge allowed me to have a good ending for my case. He was awesome to work with. The process took several months but the settled was […]

Barbara I.

Great Law Firm to Work With! They Stay On Top Of Everything! Thanks So Much!

They are on top of everything. Great people to work with! Thank you so much for everything you done for me.

Deanna S.

I’m so glad I hired this firm when I was hurt at work! They got my work comp checks coming in!

I hired this firm when I got hurt at work. I’m glad I did because my company wasn’t sending any checks. Leandro got my checks coming after talking to workers compensation. The work comp company wasn’t easy to deal with. I’m glad I could relax and let Leandro and Kristal go after them. It took […]

Brian M

Excellent Professional Service From Personal Injury Attorney Dexter Evans!

Very good and professional service I received from Dexter.

Jaime G.
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