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Les Johnson


Practice Areas


DePaul University, LL.M., Taxation Law, 1991

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D., 1985

University of Illinois, B.S., 1981



For more than 25 years, Les has utilized his business acumen and comprehensive approach to advise corporations, including self-insureds, on workers’ compensation, risk management and avoidance of claims. His representations typically involve labor and employment, accident, causation and jurisdiction defense litigation within the manufacturing, service and municipal industries.


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated

Memberships & Involvement

  • Member: American Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association; Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association


Contributing Author, SmithAmundsen's Labor & Employment Law Update, a labor and employment advisory blog.

Contributing Author, Illinois Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Dispatch, an HR advisory blog.


Presentations & Events

  • Managing Your Workers' Comp Claims to Your Advantage!
    Associated Builders & Contractors of IL Webinar, February 12, 2010