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Dave Lewin is the founder of Lewin Law Group, a Chicago-based law firm with a national practice representing contractors, developers, and insurers.
The majority of his work involves defense of construction liability litigation, related insurance coverage issues, and transactional work for owners, contractors, subs, and condo associations. Locally, he has represented well known general contractors as well as specialty sub-contractors. Nationally, he has assisted self-insureds respond to tenders of defense.
He currently is Chair the Illinois Assocation of Defense Trial Counsel's Insurance Coverage Section.
He have spoken on insurance coverage topics at several seminars. A partial listing is found at
He has also written numerous articles on risk shifting, the most recent is a discussion of the "targeted tender" rule in Illinois.
The current issue of the IDC Quarterly features a lengthy Monograph by Dave Lewin discussing how insurers can effectively preserve coverage defenses.
In addition, he is active with a number of Chicago neighborhood organizations, routinely meets with local elected officials to discuss matters of concern, and has provided testimony before the Chicago Planning Commission.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1992||08/17/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|President's Commendation||Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel||2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel||Chair, Insurance Coverage Committee||2008 - Present|
|Nautilus v. Happs||Summary judgment|
|Schmidt v. Elder-Jones||Favorable Settlement/Risk Shifting|
|American Precision v. Gierman||Summary Judgment/Affirmed on appeal|
|See all Legal Cases|
|Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Quarterly||The Illinois Appellate Court Rolls Back the Targeted Tender Rule||2010|
|Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Quarterly||Proper Claims Handling to Preserve Defense||2010|
|Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Quarterly||OCIPs and Workers’ Compensation: Don’t Pay Twice for Coverage||2008|
|Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Quarterly||The IDC Monograph: Managing The Risk: A Report on the September 20, 2007 IDC/SOICA Construction Insurance Symposium||2007|
|Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Quarterly||The IDC Monograph: Insurance Coverage for Defense Counsel: A Primer||2004|
|Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Insurance Coverage Committee Meeting||How Many Corners? Illinois Supreme Court Rules that Third Party Pleadings May be Used in Evaluating Coverage||2010|
|19th Annual Construction Claims Conference||Risk Management for Sub-Contractors||2009|
|Safety 2008||Risk Shifting for Sub-Contractors and Use of ISO Additional Insured Endorsements in Risk Shifting [Addendum]||2008|
|Leopardo Companies Indemnification Roundtable||Risk Shiftig||2008|
|Chicago Park District Roundtable||Contractual Risk Shifting||2008|
|ASSE Three River Chapter Meeting||Risk Shifting for Sub-Contractors||2008|
|Secura Claims Seminar||Managing the Risk: Insurance Coverage Implications of Contractual Loss Shifting in Construction Contracts||2007|
|Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Insurance Symposium||The Use and Abuse of Public Policy in Insurance Coverage Litigation: Kajima, River North, Targeted Tenders and Excess Policies||2007|
|IDC Fall Seminar||Targeted Tenders and Excess Policies: An Examination of Public Policy Applied to Insurance Coverage||2005|
|IDC Fall Seminar||Trucking Coverage Under the MCS-90 Endorsement||2002|