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Russell Haugen

Russell Haugen

“If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us,” Francis Bacon
  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability
  • Illinois
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Biography

To seek out and maintain justice is Russell Haugen's goal as an Illinois personal injury attorney. Russell Haugen attended Illinois State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Throughout his undergraduate degree, Russ worked as a paralegal for Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices. As a paralegal, he was able to learn a great deal about the many intricacies of both workers' compensation and personal injury law. This further convinced him to pursue a law degree.

Russell Haugen attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. There, he was a volunteer for the Lansing Teen Court, working as a youth advocate for teenagers who had found themselves in the legal system for the first time. He was also an active member of the Mock Trial Team. He competed in a Mock Trial Competition where he was ranked as a top 10 litigator out of hundreds of competitors. He graduated from law school with a concentration in Litigation.

Russ is happy to have returned to Illinois and to be working at Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices as an associate attorney. He is passionate about serving people who have been injured, working aggressively to help them obtain their legally-entitled benefits under the laws of Illinois. As a member of Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices, Russ has attained multiple six-figure settlements and awards for his clients. He has successfully handled hundreds of cases before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission at the arbitration and appellate levels. As an Illinois personal injury attorney, Russ has successfully represented clients involved in a myriad of cases, including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and products liability. Russell Haugen was very excited to be named partner in the law firm in the fall of 2019.

Education
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (2009)
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Western Michigan University
Concentration in Litigation
Honors: Dean's List
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Illinois State University
B.S. (2005)
Honors: Criminal Justice National Honor Society
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Professional Experience
Partner/Attorney
Woodruff Johnson & Evans
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Are Traveling Employees Covered Under Workers’ Comp?”
Fox Valley Labor News
Speaking Engagements
Workers’ Compensation for Injured School Employees
Illinois Education Association,
What every injured worker in Illinois should know, I Hotel And Conference Center, Champaign, IL
A seminar to help inform the public about workers’ compensation claim filings, management, appeals, and laws in Illinois.
Awards
Rising Star
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Selected to Rising Stars 2019-2022 Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Champaign, IL
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Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association
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Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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Workers Compensation Lawyers Assoication
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Illinois State Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Workers' Compensation
    Social Security Disability
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices
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Aurora Personal Injury Lawyer
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Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers
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Illinois Workers' Compensation Attorneys
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Illinois Injury Attorneys | Workers Compensation Lawyers | Aurora
Contact & Map
Woodruff Johnson & Evans - Chicago Location
180 N LaSalle St.
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60601
Telephone: (312) 980-3424
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Woodruff Johnson & Evans - Champaign Location
Champaign
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 (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Woodruff Johnson & Evans - Aurora Location
4234 Meridian Parkway
Suite 134
Aurora, IL 60504
Telephone: (630) 585-2320
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed