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.


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Attorney Leandro “Lee” Alhambra has given me and my family a peace of mind that I am much grateful for.

My experience with Woodruff Johnson & Evans has been a blessing. My attorney Lee has been such a professional but also a friend that has walked me through many of the things that I had no knowledge of or what I should do next. He has given me and my family a peace of mind […]

Michael K.

I just wanted to let you and your office know how pleased I was with your handling of my case!

Dear Russell, I just wanted to let you and your office know how pleased I was with your handling of my case. The promptness in which you handled this matter and the professionalism you showed while doing so was greatly appreciated. Should there arise another time in which I need assistance or should an acquaintance […]

M. Wright

Attorney Dexter Evans Was Always Available to Answer Any Concerns I Had.

D.J. was always available to answer any concerns I had. The entire case was handled professionally. I am completely satisfied with entire staff at Woodruff Johnson & Evans that I encountered.

John N.

Attorney Jay Johnson went above and beyond!

Attorney Jay Johnson went above and beyond. He made everything so easy and was always available for any questions I needed to ask. I highly recommend Woodruff Johnson & Evans!

Chad M.

Attorney Russell Haugen was awesome!

Attorney Russell Haugen was awesome at handling my case and very communicative on a lot of information I needed help with as well. He also took out the time to make sure I was handled with great provision! Thanks

Jashaunti P.

Russ Haugen and Woodruff Johnson & Evans Have Been My Attorneys For a Couple Different Cases.

Russ (and his firm Woodruff Johnson & Evans) has been my attorney during  a couple different cases. I have been extremely pleased with Russ’ work. He answers calls and always follows up even if there has been no movement on your case. I believe he’s personable and he gets to know his clients and going […]

Teresa D.

Attorney Leandro Alhambra Was Very Responsive to Adressing My Concerns. I Didn’t Have to Worry About Anything

I was so impressed by Lee’s responsiveness during such a long and potentially confusing process. I never had to worry about anything during the entire case.

Torianna L.

Thank You Mr. Jay Johnson and May God Bless You.

Thank you so much, Mr. Jay Johnson! I was very pleased with your service. If I need legal help in the future, I will call on you again. If I know of someone who needs legal help, I will give them your number. Thank You and May God Bless You.

Carolyn G.

When Russell Haugen took my case, I never had to follow-up as he ensured that I was always updated on the status.

It was a very long process for me as I started my case with one of their former colleagues then it was assigned to Russell Haugen, who worked diligently to finalize the case. From the beginning, he took the necessary time to clearly explain the position of the case, the potential timing of all the […]

Beverly F

Great Team of Lawyers

Attorney Dexter Evans is a part of a great team of lawyers and staff at Woodruff Johnson & Evans. They really get the job done. Excellent communication and great outcomes. I definitely recommend them for any injury cases anyone may have.

Travion H
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