Insurance Practice
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The attorneys at Lipe Lyons have many decades of experience representing insurers in coverage disputes and bad faith litigation. We have prosecuted and defended declaratory judgment actions and provided coverage opinions for claims arising from professional liability, commercial general liability, commercial auto, personal auto, and homeowners’ policies. We have defended insurance companies against numerous claims of bad faith, consumer fraud, and breach of contract. 

Our extensive insurance coverage litigation practice extends to the representation of clients involved in disputes arising from non-traditional issues such as coverage for environmental cleanup, advertising injuries, and other specialty coverages. Because we have such a wealth of experience in this area, our clients also seek our advice regarding claim handling and avoidance of bad faith situations. Progressive Insurance Company, Assurance Agency, Ltd. Capitol Insurance Company, Global Indemnity Group and GEICO are among the insurers that Lipe Lyons attorneys represent.

The Lipe Lyons attorneys have published numerous articles and book chapters and given many speeches on insurance coverage and bad faith issues at legal societies and Continuing Legal Education seminars. Thomas J. Pontikis has been recognized by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois in the field of insurance coverage. Bradley C. Nahrstadt has served as the General Editor of Illinois Insurance Law, published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) since 2007.

For a detailed description of representative matters we have handled in this area, please click here.

For more information about the firm’s insurance coverage practice, please contact Edward J. Murphy at 312-448-6234 or