Richard K. Johnson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Chicago, IL

Katz Friedman Eagle Eisenstein Johnson & Bareck PC
 | 77 W. Washington Street, 20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-263-6330
Fax: 312-372-5555
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2015, 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Employee Benefits (10%)
Attorney Profile

Richard K. Johnson is the managing partner of Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck. Located in Chicago, Illinois, he provides representation to workers throughout the state who have been injured on the job or who have developed occupational diseases. Many of his clients are members of unions such as the United Auto Workers, Service Employees International Union Local 73, the Teamsters, the Illinois Education Association and the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA.

Mr. Johnson has written articles on workers' compensation topics that have been published by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Through his work with the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, he has been involved in the preparation of numerous "friend of the court" briefs on behalf of injured workers whom he has not actively represented. Mr. Johnson's activities and successes have not gone unnoticed by his fellow attorneys. He is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell and has a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Johnson has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Johnson attended Northwestern University and received a Bachelor of Science in 1977. He pursued his legal education at DePaul University College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1982. Admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts, he has been able to obtain numerous favorable results on behalf of his clients after appearing on their behalf before the Illinois Appellate Court, Workers' Compensation Division, as well as before the Supreme Court of Illinois. Mr. Johnson is a past vice-chairman of the Workers' Compensation Committee of the American Bar Association, and he is a member of the board of governors of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Workers' Compensation (70%)

Personal Injury - General (20%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Employee Benefits (10%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2015, 2017 - 2019

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About Richard Johnson

Admitted: 1982, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.kfeej.com/richard-k-johnson/

Honors/Awards:

  • “AV” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named “Best Lawyers® as 2016 Lawyer of the Year in Workers Compensation Law – Claimant”

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chicago Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Practice Committee, past Chariman
  • American Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Committee, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, past Vice-Chairman

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Lecturer
  • Illinois Institute of Continuing Education, Lecturer
  • Chicago Bar Association, Lecturer

Educational Background:

  • Northwestern University, B.S., School of Speech, 1977
Find Me Online
Website - www.kfeej.com
Office Location for Richard K. Johnson

77 W. Washington Street
20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-263-6330

Fax: 312-372-5555

 

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Last Updated: 10/18/2018

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