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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

“If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us,” Francis Bacon. To seek out and maintain justice is Russ Haugen’s goal as an attorney. Mr. Haugen attended Illinois State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Throughout his undergraduate degree, Mr. Haugen was a paralegal for Woodruff & Johnson. As a paralegal, he was able to learn a great deal about the many intricacies of both Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury law and was further convinced that he needed to pursue a law degree in order to help his clients to the utmost. Mr. 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 in which he competed in a Mock Trial Competition where he was ranked as a top 10 litigator out of hundreds of competitors. While working for Woodruff & Johnson as an extern, he wrote several successful appellate-level briefs. He graduated from law school with a Litigation concentration. Mr. Haugen is happy to have returned to Illinois and to be working at Woodruff Johnson and Evans, 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. When not working, Mr. Haugen enjoys golfing, watching and playing basketball, and spending time with his family.

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
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Call For Your Free Consultation (630) 585-2320
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner/Attorney
Woodruff Johnson & Evans
- Current
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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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selected to Rising Stars 2019-2022 Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Champaign, IL
Emerging Lawyer
Leading Lawyers
2017-2020
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Leading Lawyer Magazine
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
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Workers Compensation Lawyers Assoication
- Current
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Illinois State Bar
- Current
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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.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices
Blog
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 (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
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 (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
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 (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed