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Dexter John Evans

Personal injury Attorney at Aurora, IL

5.0   3 reviews

also known as DJ Evans

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2005
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Dexter

Learn Dexter’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Auto accidents, slip and falls, premises liability, medical malpractice, products liability, toxic exposure, development of fibromyalgia due to a traumatic event

    19 years

  2. Workers compensation

A founding attorney at Woodruff Johnson & Evans, Dexter John Evans is committed to helping injured individuals fight for their rights. Mr. Evans is a firm believer in justice and the rights of hard working individuals. These beliefs drive him to be a fierce advocate for his clients throughout Illinois. He devotes 100% of his practice to personal injury litigation and has won numerous six-figure results for his clients. He makes it his mission to provide compassionate legal guidance and tireless representation at every stage of the legal process. Contact Woodruff Johnson & Evans for a free consultation.

Dexter has obtained several recent noteworthy case results, including

  • $1,100,000 settlement for a man who had a severe collision with a ComEd truck while in the middle of the intersection.
  • $600,000 settlement for lady who was hit by a shuttle bus at her condominium complex while walking her dog.  
  • $595,000 settlement resulting from mediation in which client developed the onset of fibromyalgia following a car accident. This was the largest reported verdict in Illinois for a fibromyalgia case outside of Cook County.
  • $375,000 settlement on behalf of a truck driver who sustained severe laceration of his ring finger when loading dock door was inadvertently dropped onto his finger by loading dock worker. The client underwent surgery to reattach his finger and suffered nerve damage.
  • $450,000 settlement on behalf of client who was involved in a head-on car accident while test-driving a police car he repaired for a municipality. Settlement was made with workers’ compensation carrier, the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier, and the municipality's underinsured motorist carrier.
  • $300,000 workers' compensation settlement for sanitation worker injured when a container fell and hit his right knee causing damage to the meniscus.  
  • $300,000 policy limits settlement on behalf of client injured when she fell down the basement stairs of friend’s house. There was no handrail on basement stairs which violated the applicable building code.
  • $227,000 settlement for a man who was electrocuted while cleaning the roof of his shed.  A metal pole he was using contacted the power line and caused burn injuries to his foot.  Defendant argued open and obvious danger.    
  • $225,000 settlement negotiated for man who was at a friend’s house and fell through an access door that was unsecured and covered by mulch. Client suffered a torn rotator cuff which required surgery.
  • $215,000 workers’ compensation judgment on behalf of worker who sustained repetitive lifting injury to her shoulder. While recovering from surgery on that shoulder, the worker developed the same condition in her opposite shoulder necessitating surgery. Pre-trial offer was $32,.
  • $200,000 settlement on behalf of client who was injured when he fell off of a defective ladder at ladder owner’s store.


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Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices
4234 Meridian Parkway
Suite 134
Aurora, IL, 60504-8150
Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices
180 N LaSalle Street
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL, 60603
Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices
301 N. Neil Street
Suite 400
Champaign, IL, 61820
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He did his best for me.
Mr. Evans was kind and honest in his dealings with me. My case was not the best, and I was not the easiest person to work with, but he did his best for me. I was pleased with the outcome. Thank you Mr. Evans.
Posted by Hunter | October 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend- Thanks Dexter!
Dexter (DJ) Evans was incredible at handling my auto-accident case and provided constant communication about any questions or concerns I had. He addressed every concern I had for the case and made sure that every detail was included. I would highly recommend him and the Woodruff law firm to my friends/family. If I ever need an attorney again I will most definitely be calling Dexter. Thank you for your genuine and professional help with everything in my case the past couple years- I am highly confident in your work!
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2015
Extreme satisfaction
I spoke with Dexter on July 1st, 2015. Consulted with him & hired him that afternoon. Things went quicker than I ever expected. He had an offer for me within 3 weeks. Signed my settlement papers on July 31st, 2015. Could not be happier with the results. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in workers compensation needs.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Botti, Marinaccio & DeLongis, Ltd.
  • 2005 - 2007


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude
  • 2005
  • Elmhurst College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Diaz v. Anco Steel Company, Inc.
  • Successfully argued to have the trial court's decision on behalf of defendant reversed and the case remanded back to the trial court. Case ultimately settled.


  • DCBA Professional Responsibility Committee
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • DCBA Brief
  • Editor
  • 2016 - Present
  • Judge's Nite
  • Cast
  • 2016 - Present
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lawyers Lending a Hand
  • Volunteer
  • 2012 - Present
  • KCBA Cares
  • Volunteer
  • 2012 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • West Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • DuPage Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • West Suburban Humane Society
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Painter's Union Meeting
  • Changes to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (11)
Endorse Dexter
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Dexter is a dedicated, hard-working attorney, who is committed to achieving great outcomes for his clients. As a result of his successful client representation and professionalism, he enjoys an outstanding reputation in the legal community. He is an excellent communicator, which is appreciated and valued by his clients. His legal experience in handling both workers’ compensation and personal injury claims makes him a wise selection for representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dexter is a great attorney who is focused on his client's needs while giving them well reasoned guidance."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Evans is an excellent attorney. He is very intelligent and a great problem solver. I have referred many clients to him when outside of my expertise or when I have a conflict as I am confident that Mr. Evans will provide a high level of service and have always received positive feedback from my clients. Additionally, Mr. Evans is a genuinely good person with a strong character!"
Personal injury Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You can read the other reviews and endorsements to see how good of an attorney Dexter is. I believe he is not only a good attorney but a good person and that's what makes Dexter stand out. I work with him on the Board of the West Suburban Humane Society and his compassion and drive to help the most vulnerable in our community tells me the most about how he will treat his clients and handle their cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dexter is an extremely intelligent, skilled and compassionate Personal Injury and Worker's Comp attorney. In a field where reputation is everything, I refer all of my current and former clients to him, for all personal injury related matters. I know that he will do everything in his power to achieve the best possible results, and as a referring attorney, he will also protect my reputation. On top of all this, he is among the finest men I know and I consider it an honor to call him a friend and colleague."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dexter. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I refer Personal Injury and W/C cases to Dexter because I know the clients will get the attention and service they deserve and the best result possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. DJ is extremely intelligent. More importantly, he is a dedicated professional who will work tirelessly to make sure justice is served. A prime example of this is when he took up the cause of a woman who developed fibromyalgia after being rear ended by a truck. Like folks who suffer from traumatic brain injuries, the friends and loved ones of fibromyalgia victims can't "see" the injury and wonder why "they just don't get over it". DJ learned the science and was able to explain fibromyalgia and demonstrate how isolating and painful it is. The result was one of the highest recorded settlements for this type of case."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"DJ is a very competent PI lawyer, and really shows his compassion and dedication to his clients. I highly recommend DJ."
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Aurora Personal injury Lawyer Dexter John Evans
Dexter John Evans
Personal injury Attorney
Aurora, IL
Licensed for 18 years
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