Owen M. Johnson and Marjorie Carroll Johnson, both graduates of the University of Chicago Law School, left jobs in Chicago during the midst of the Depression and returned to Belvidere to open a general law practice in 1935. Mr. Johnson was a native of northern Boone County, and therefore was returning to his roots. Marjorie retired in 1974, and Owen retired in 1981. Curt Tobin joined the firm in 1965, and Lois Cannell Ramon joined the firm in 1974. Both are born and raised in Boone County.
Natalie Hyser Barber joined the firm in 2014 and became a law partner when Curt Tobin retired in 2015. Natalie is a native of Boone County as well.
After over 85 years, the firm still has a mission of providing the highest quality of legal services to Belvidere, Boone County and the greater surrounding area, with Lois and Natalie continuing to offer estate planning and probate, real estate, and family business representation, endeavoring to carry on a tradition of providing exceptional legal service with integrity, honesty, attention to detail and timely service.