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  1. Insurance: 60%
    35 years
  2. Professional Responsibilty: 10%
    35 years
  3. Constitutional: 10%
    35 years
  4. Appeals: 10%
    40 years
  5. Litigation: 10%
    40 years

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233 East Wacker Drive
Suite 7800
Chicago, IL, 60601


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197611/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
American Law InstituteAdviser, Project on Principles of Liability Insurance Law2010 - Present
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation CommitteeCo-chair, Subcommittee on Ethics & Professional Responsibility2009 - Present
Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, Public Statements CommitteeChair2008 - Present
OtherSee LinkedIn profile1990 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
BookWilliam T. Barker & Ronald D. Kent, Insurance Bad Faith Litigation, Second Edition2011
Chapter in JEFFREY E. THOMAS, NEW APPLEMAN ON INSURANCE LAW, LIBRARY EDITIONPaul E.B. Glad, William T. Barker, & Michael Barnes, Introduction to Liability Insurance2010
Chapter in JEFFREY E. THOMAS, NEW APPLEMAN ON INSURANCE LAW, LIBRARY EDITIONWilliam T. Barker & Ronald D. Kent, Bad Faith in Liability Insurance2010
100+ ArticlesSee LinkedIn Profile2009
42 TORT, TRIAL & INS. L.J. 827Abuse Of Process And Malicious Defense: Fighting On A New Front In the War On Insurers and Defendants2007
23 INS. LITIG. RPTR. 485Insurer Litigation Guidelines and Outside Bill Review: What Now?, Part I: The Montana Supreme Court Speaks2001
23 INS LITIG. RPTR. 529Insurer Litigation Guidelines and Outside Bill Review: What Now?, Part II: A Critique of the Montana Supreme Court’s Litigation Guideline Ruling2001
23 INS. LITIG. RPTR. 561Insurer Litigation Guidelines and Outside Bill Review: What Now?, Part III:A Critique of the Montana Supreme Court’s Bill Review Ruling2001
6 CONN. INS. L.J. 82Evidentiary Sufficiency in Insurance Bad Faith Suits2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Michigan State UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Michigan State UniversityMathematicsM.S1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Insurance Bad Faith & Extracontractual Liability SeminarLegal Ethics: Dealing with Settlement Demands and Excess Verdicts2011
Hot Topics in Commercial Insurance Law 2011Ethics Issues in Insurance Practice2011
New Appleman's Insurance Coverage TeleconferenceAttorney-Client Privilege and Opinion Work Product Protection in Insurance Bad Faith Cases2007