When Casey Woodruff founded what is now Woodruff Johnson & Palermo in 2000, he was joined by one other attorney. Today, the firm comprises eight attorneys and a support staff of 10. Woodruff credits this exponential growth to the firm’s aggressive but caring approach in the practice areas of workers’ compensation and personal injury. Woodruff also points to the firm’s select focus.
“Typically, a law firm, in order to be profitable, must be many things to many people by representing clients in various areas of practice. But at Woodruff Johnson & Palermo our lawyers do one thing and one thing only: We represent the victims of injury and their families,” Woodruff says. “This allows our clients to have the best representation possible, because the significantly experienced lawyers handling their cases spend every day only working on cases just like theirs.”
Woodruff Johnson & Palermo is one of the few plaintiffs’ firms in Illinois representing clients statewide. The firm is also one of the largest in the state dedicated exclusively to the practice of injury law.
The firm’s lawyers have more than 60 years of combined legal experience and are therefore able to provide clients with honest and direct answers to their legal questions. They are also recognized leaders in their field, with a large number of the firm’s cases deriving from attorney referrals, in addition to referrals from satisfied clients.
Attorneys at the firm are known throughout the legal community for their representation. For example, Woodruff has been ranked among the top 5 percent of workers’ compensation lawyers by Leading American Attorneys. Woodruff and partner Jay Johnson are frequent lecturers on injury law to the plaintiff’s bar. Partner Mario Palermo is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Woodruff Johnson & Palermo has a track record of achieving results for its clients, having recovered financial compensation for 99 percent of the clients it represents. This year alone, the firm secured more than $15 million in settlements or verdicts for its clients.
Although the firm’s attorneys are skilled negotiators, they are also aggressive litigators—when necessary, they will take their clients’ cases to trial to ensure that they get the compensation they deserve. “We work hard for our clients, because we never forget that their future health and financial security often hang in the balance,” Woodruff says.
Woodruff Johnson & Palermo
4234 Meridian Parkway
Aurora, IL 60504
1 East Main Street
Champaign, IL 61820
203 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60601
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