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.


Excellent Service.

Very good and professional service I received from Dexter.

Jaime G.

Thanks Jay Johnson!

Very responsive. Always called back and always had an answer to my questions and concerns. Jay handled everything and I just sat back and waited for results. I’ve seen him fight for friends who went through the same situation I did and they all have nothing but good things to say about him. Hopefully I […]

Elizabeth V

Best in town.

They will handle your case. Best in town. They beat everyone.

Striker M

Very Persistent and Very Honest!

After Mr. Evans took over my case, it didn’t take long to get results. I recommend Mr. Evans if you want to get results quick he very persistent and very honest with his clients.

Timothy A

He settled my case for more than I had expected.

Mr. Haugen is always so very kind and very involved with his client. He’s very attentive when it comes to his client relationship. Any questions I had for him were always answered in a very timely fashion, and explained very well. He settled my case for more than I had expected. Great Attorney! Highly Recommended!

Molly P

Thank you so much for great service and representation!

Attorney Russ Haugen was truly amazing. He kept in touch with me every time there was new information or changes with my case. The company he represents were very professional every time I called and responded back within a reasonable amount of time. I would recommend not only Russ Haugen to represent you, but the […]

Alexis W

Russ fought for me and I received more than double from the 1st settlement offer.

In July of 2018 I injured my back on the job. I was advised by someone to find a lawyer. I was given Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices telephone number. I called and had a consultation with Russell Haugen. I knew nothing as far as what to do or expect. He was very informative […]

Sheryl D

Thank you, Jay Johnson, for all that you do. You are truly one of the good guys.

This is the second time I’ve needed the services of Jay Johnson, and it will be the second time that I am completely satisfied with Mr. Johnson’s performance. He thoroughly explains all aspects of a case and is always able to answer questions and concerns. I would recommend, and have recommended him, to other people […]

Richard V

Very glad I chose them for my lawsuit.

They were very professional with my case. They were patient and always kept me informed. Very comfortable environment. I was very glad to choose them for my lawsuit.

Matthew D.

Russell Haugen represented me, and he was absolutely amazing!

Excellent Law firm! Russell Haugen represented me, and he was absolutely amazing! He always checked on me and answered every phone call regarding my concern we settled for way more than I expected! He’s kind and considerate! I highly recommend Russell! He won’t let you down and God forbid but if I were to get […]

Samia L.
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