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Attorney Jay Johnson is honored to be presenting at the Illinois Education Assocation's 2021 Summer Leadership Academy "Facing the Future Together".

Jay will be presenting "Workers' Compensation for Injured School Employees" in virtual format on Tuesday, July 27th at 11am.

Proud Sponsors of the Spoon River Valley F. O. P. Lodge #427 1st Annual Golf Outing

Woodruff Johnson and Evans Law Office was honored to sponsor and participate in the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Spoon River Valley Lodge 427 1st Annual Golf Outing at the Wee-Ma-Tuk Golf Course in Cuba, Illinois. The golf outing was held on June 12, 2021.

Our firm has successfully represented law enforcement officers throughout the state of Illinois for over 30 years.


Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices is the proud sponsor of the 2021 Burroughs Education Scholarship. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded each year to a college bound senior who is the child of a parent or guardian working in an Illinois school. This years' scholarship recipient is a senior at Vandalia Community High School, Lauren Hagy.

Lauren Hagy

Lauren maintains an outstanding GPA while participating in a number of extracurricular activities including Interact, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and National Honors Society. Lauren playsvolleyball, basketball and enjoys creative pursuits such as paintingand writing.


Sponsored Scholarships 2021

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Woodruff Johnson & Evans Sponsored Scholarships for 2021

The personal injury attorneys at Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices have dedicated their lives to helping injured Illinoisans throughout the state. More than this, we strive to give back to our community whenever we can. Our attorneys and staff regularly take part in various charitable events in Aurora, Champaign, Chicago, and the surrounding areas. We also consistently donate our time, money, and efforts to organizations and charities that provide for those in need in our community. Additionally, as part of our efforts to give back, we are proud to offer a number ofscholarships. We strongly believe in the value of a solid education and in helping the next generation obtain this education. In fact, many of our attorneys lead classes, seminars, and make presentations on a variety of topics, including work-related injuries, workers' compensation law updates, workers' rights, trial advocacy, and more.

WOODRUFF JOHNSON & EVANS $1,000 LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP Joint venture with DuPage Bar Foundation

The Woodruff Johnson & Evans $1,000 Law Student Scholarship in conjunction with the DuPage Bar Foundation is tentatively scheduled to be awarded on April 15, 2021 in Wheaton. General eligibility requirements include: must have completed one full year (24 hours) of law school by the interview date on March 27, 2021; must reside in or have established connections to DuPage County; and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is a joint venture between the foundation and the law firm.

Click Here for the 2021 Woodruff Johnson & Evans $1,000 Law Student Scholarship Application. Deadline March 15, 2021

The 4th Annual BURROUGHS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP: $2,500 FOR COLLEGE Opportunities For College-Bound Seniors

As part of this commitment to our communities, we proudly sponsor the Burroughs Education Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is available for college bound seniors with a parent or legal guardian who is a school employee. The Burroughs Education Scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Stacy Burroughs. Before retirement,Dr. Burroughs dedicated his career to training, representing and advocating for school employees. This scholarship recognizes the dedication and hard work of school employees by assisting their children in their educational pursuits. Applicants of the 2021 Burroughs Education Scholarship must meet the following requirements:
  • Be a graduating high school senior heading to college.
  • Have at least one parent or legal guardian who is a school employee.
The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, career goals, and character.

Application deadline is January 31, 2021. Apply Now!

We salute the brave and caring nurses of St. Joe's and the Illinois Nurses Association.

After a two week labor strike, more than 700 nurses at the hospital will soon be returning to work after approving a new contract Monday night. The nurses at Amita St. Joseph Hospital have been on strike since July 4. This includes some of the most dedicated and fearless nurses around. Woodruff Johnson & Evans' partner Dexter J. Evans is the husband of one of those nurses, Lauren.

"A nurse's job has never been easy. They are put into some of the most dangerous and risky situations. This has been even more evident during the global pandemic where nurses have risked their health and lives selflessly, often without adequate personal protective equipment. This is not something new. They do this each and every day," offered partner Dexter Evans. “I am glad the hospital was finally willing to negotiate. I am proud of my wife and her sisters and brothers of the Illinois Nurses Association who stood together for this cause. They are all heroes. ”

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