Paul B. Johnson
Paul B. Johnson is one of the principals in the firm of Knight, Hoppe, Kurnik, & Knight Ltd. Mr. Johnson concentrates his practice in the fields of construction litigation, commercial litigation and insurance defense. Mr. Johnson has taken on cases involving premise liability, products liability, environmental torts and personal injury defense. He has handled cases involving wrongful death allegations and significant property damage claims.
Mr. Johnson’s general civil litigation practice includes all areas of litigation from investigation and discovery to the trial in both state and federal courts. He has a distinct track record in successfully utilizing the alternative dispute resolution methods to resolve cases, when appropriate. Mr. Johnson has also developed a reputation in working directly with self-insureds when litigation is forthcoming to protect their interests.
Prior to joining the firm of Knight, Hoppe, Kurnik & Knight, Ltd., Mr. Johnson worked at a mass tort litigation firm specializing in asbestos defense. Mr. Johnson earned a B.A. in Political Science from Quincy University, cum laude, where he also played four years of college baseball. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the John Marshall Law School.
Mr. Johnson is licensed to practice before the state bars of Illinois and Indiana. In addition, Mr. Johnson has appeared before the Bar of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois and the Bar of the United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana. Mr. Johnson is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Johnson resides in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, which allows him the flexibility to work out of the Rosemont, Illinois and Schererville, Indiana offices.