Paul B. Johnson


PHONE 847-261-0700
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Illinois Office
6300 N. River Road
Suite 121
Rosemont, IL 60018

Paul B. Johnson is one of the equity partners at Clark Johnson & Knight, Ltd.. His practice focuses on many areas of commercial general liability, including premise liability, products liability, commercial litigation, environmental torts, personal injury and civil rights litigation. Mr. Johnson has handled numerous cases involving wrongful death allegations with significant claims for personal injury and property damage claims.

Mr. Johnson’s general civil litigation practice includes all areas of management ranging from pre-suit investigation, post-accident investigation, the discovery process for cases already in suit and the handling of trials in both state and federal courts. He has a distinct track record in successfully utilizing alternative dispute resolution methods to resolve cases for his clients, when appropriate. He is known by many of the mediators in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana area as being a vigorous proponent for his clients during the negotiation process. He has also developed a reputation in Illinois and Indiana in working directly with self-insureds and business owners when litigation is forthcoming to protect their interest during the pre-suit process and into litigation once suits are filed.

It is not uncommon for Mr. Johnson to be handling several wrongful death cases simultaneously with defending commercial general liability claims for his clients, including municipalities, business owners and insureds. He values his relationships with these clients and is always relied upon to take the appropriate businesslike approach, when developing a litigation strategy on his files.

Prior to joining the firm and becoming a partner with Clark Johnson & Knight, Mr. Johnson worked at a mass tort litigation firm specializing in asbestos litigation. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Quincy University, cum laude, where he also played 4 years of college baseball as a pitcher and captain of the varsity team. He received his Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School in downtown Chicago.

Mr. Johnson is licensed to practice law in the State Courts of Illinois and Indiana. In addition, he has appeared before the Bar of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, the Bar of the United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana and several federal court districts across the Midwest.

When not advocating on behalf of his clients, he resides in the suburbs of Frankfort, Illinois which allows him the flexibility to work out of the Illinois and Indiana offices for the law firm. In his free time he enjoys managing his son’s youth travel baseball team while also volunteering his time to assist in his children’s youth basketball and swimming programs. With a wife and three children, and growing up in a family of small business owners, Mr. Johnson understands the sacrifices his clients make in order to have thriving businesses and he does not take his responsibilities lightly in protecting those interests.