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Kenneth "Casey" Woodruff

Experienced. Tough. Driven. Woodruff Johnson & Evans
  • Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability
  • Illinois
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Experienced. Tough. Driven. Put these three words together and you have defined the lead attorney at the firm of Woodruff Johnson & Evans. Over the course of his career, Mr. Woodruff has handled thousands of injury claims, recovering millions of dollars for people who have been hurt. Through it all, Mr. Woodruff has fought tirelessly to prevent corporations and big insurance companies from trampling on the rights of working men and women. For instance, on 40 different occasions, Mr. Woodruff represented employees from the University of Illinois who were denied their workers’ compensation rights after suffering repetitive-work injuries to their wrists, elbows and shoulders. Many of these workers were hurt performing tasks such as cooking and cleaning. Mr. Woodruff fought back against the university, winning 99 percent of these cases.

In a case close his heart, Mr. Woodruff was able to help a disabled woman who had been born with only one useable arm. After that arm was injured in a work-related accident, Mr. Woodruff was able to prove she was disabled from all gainful employment and obtained lifetime benefits for her, including medical. Mr. Woodruff also has assisted clients who have fallen on dangerous premises, who were victimized by drunken drivers and who were injured during childbirth.

Leading Lawyers has ranked Casey in the top 5% of workers' compensation lawyers. He is the author of a number of articles on his chosen field, and he has presented talks on work-related injuries to organizations such as the Illinois Education Association, the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, United Food and Commercial Workers, the Service Employees International Union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Champaign County AFL-CIO, the International Boilermakers Union, Cigna Insurance, the United Auto Workers, the Will County Bar Association, and several others.

Education
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
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Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. (1990)
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Professional Experience
Attorney/Partner
Woodruff Johnson & Evans
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Speaking Engagements
What Every Injured Worker in Illinois Should Know, Champaign IL
Workers’ Comp for Injured School Employee, Annual IEA/ESP Conference, Rosemont, IL
IEA ESP
Every day teachers and support personnel are injured at work. Teachers are assaulted by students, bus drivers are involved in motor vehicle accidents, and food service workers fall on slippery floors. Know what to do should you or one of your fellow IEA members is hurt at work. Make sure you are able to get the medical treatment you need from doctors you want to treat with. Make sure that you are paid lost wages while you are off and recovering from the injury. The school district’s insurance company employs lawyers whose primary goal is to save money, often at the expense of the injured worker. Know your rights and how to recover the benefits and compensation you are entitled to when injured at school.
Injured School Employee and Workers Comp., 2019 NEA and President Roundtable, Champaign IL
NEA and President Roundtable
Every day teachers and support personnel are injured at work. Teachers are assaulted by students, bus drivers are involved in motor vehicle accidents, and food service workers fall on slippery floors. Know what to do should you or one of your fellow IEA members is hurt at work. Make sure you are able to get the medical treatment you need from doctors you want to treat with. Make sure that you are paid lost wages while you are off and recovering from the injury. The school district’s insurance company employs lawyers whose primary goal is to save money, often at the expense of the injured worker. Know your rights and how to recover the benefits and compensation you are entitled to when injured at school.
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Professional Associations
DuPage County Bar Foundation
Board of Directors
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Kane County Bar Association
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DuPage County Bar Association
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Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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Illinois State Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Workers' Compensation
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Social Security Disability
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  • English: Spoken, Written
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Contact & Map
Woodruff Johnson & Evans - Aurora Location
4234 Meridian Pkwy
Suite 134
Aurora, IL 60504
Toll-Free: (866) 891-9211
Telephone: (630) 585-2320
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Woodruff Johnson & Evans - Chicago Location
180 N LaSalle St.,
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60601
Toll-Free: (866) 891-9211
Telephone: (312) 980-3424
Fax: (312) 558-1461
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Woodruff Johnson & Evans - Champaign Location
301 N Neil St.
Suite 400
Champaign, IL 61820
Telephone: (217) 305-6084
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed