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The United States District Court, in conjunction with the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, presented the Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service to Stephen H. Pugh on May 1, 2019. Stephen was nominated for this award by Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman, in the matter of Case No. 11 CR 779-6, USA v. Tracy Conley.
PJJ is proud to announce that Partners Tom Koch, Stephen H. Pugh, and Walter Jones have been named 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers.

Glenn Weinstein, a Partner in PJJ's Public Finance Practice, is featured in the January edition of Leading Lawyers magazine.  He describes his career over the years, his passion for the work he does, and the time he treasures with his family.


On Tuesday, May 8th 2018, PJJ participated in the Salvation Army's Civic Luncheon. The event's featured speaker was Chicago Cubs Executive Chairman Tom Ricketts. The event highlighted the Army's programs and services, and raised more than $650,000 for its programs. PJJ was proud to be a sponsor.

PJJ's record of success rivals that of the nation's most distinguished law firms in the matter of Horwitz v. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, 2018 IL App (1st) 161909.

The Instituto del Progreso Latino recently honored Jorge Cazares with the 2017 Instituto Spirit Award. He was recognized as a prominent Latino leader in his field with an unwavering commitment to his community. Throughout his career, Jorge has upheld his commitment to community service serving in leadership positions and volunteering his time with various non-profits focusing on civic leadership, education, community development and community safety. Congratulations Jorge!

Congratulations to the PJJ team led by Stephen Pugh with the assistance of  Neil Pandey, Sabena Auyeung, and Nicole Behrend (Glenn Weinstein handled the associated bond issue), who brought in a spectacular victory on Monday for our client, Chicago Public Schools. A summary follows:


Recently, the Seventh Circuit overruled challenges to the federal and state programs that offer advantages in highway construction to disadvantaged enterprises known as DBEs. Pugh, Jones & Johnson ("PJJ") defended the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority in Midwest Fence Corporation v. The United States Department of Transporta-tion, et al., No.

PJJ is proud to announce that Partners Stephen H. Pugh and Walter Jones, Jr. have been named 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers.  Karl Analo has been named a 2017 Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star.

PJJ is proud to announce that Partners Stephen H. Pugh and Walter Jones, Jr. have been named 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers.  Jonathan Cifonelli, also a Partner, has been named a 2015 Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star.

Chicago Lawyer has announced  that six Pugh, Jones &  Johnson, P.C. attorneys were among those selected as Leading Commercial Litigation Lawyers.  Stephen Pugh, Walter Jones, Dennis Johnson, Jorge Cazares, Preston Pugh and Kathleen Pasulka-Brown are among those who were most often recommended by their peers.

Pugh, Jones & Johnson, P.C. is pleased to announce that Jonathan Cifonelli has been named a partner .  Mr. Cifonelli has been with PJJ since 2007.