I graduated from CU Boulder in 1989, and moved to Chicago to find my way in life.... more
I graduated from CU Boulder in 1989, and moved to Chicago to find my way in life. After a brief period working in the law department of a major bank, I decided to attend law school. Through law school, I worked as a law clerk at a prominent plaintiff’s firm. After graduation, I went to work for a prominent Chicago insurance defense firm defending medical malpractice and motor vehicle negligen... view profile
For more than 30 years, Steven Taffet, and Taffet Law, P.C., have represented... more
For more than 30 years, Steven Taffet, and Taffet Law, P.C., have represented insurance policyholders in in contested own-occupation and long-term disability claims and with fire, property, health, auto, life and business liability exposures. Taffet Law protects policyholders by insisting that insurance companies deal with them fairly and in good faith. We have obtained settlements and judgment... view profile
My good fortune was to know the Hon. Jim R. Carrigan and atttorney Joe Branney. They... more
My good fortune was to know the Hon. Jim R. Carrigan and atttorney Joe Branney. They showed me the way. As a friend said to me when I passed the bar: "Congratulations, Larry. Now you can help people." I saw the mantra of "Helping people" on a daily basis for 18 months from Judge Carrigan (when I sat in his courtroom as his Deputy-Clerk) and then for seven years from Joe Branney (when I wo... view profile
Insurance law covers the policies insurance companies offer and the rates they charge. Personal insurance standards include auto insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. Business insurance standards usually include commercial liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, malpractice insurance, and business interruption insurance. Each of these policies covers losses from different types of risk, and both the losses and the risks are carefully defined. It can take an insurance lawyer just to determine if your loss resulted from a risk you were insured for. Sometimes insurance companies deny claims, acting in what is legally called “bad faith.” Insurance lawyers can determine if your insurer is treating you fairly and sue for you if the company is acting in bad faith.