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Steven B. Pollack

Insurance Attorney at Lake Bluff, IL

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2006
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    Home owner insurance claims, business owner insurance claims, private disability insurance claims, life insurance beneficiary claims. Litigation of above in state and federal court. Appeals of above in state and federal court.

    18 years

  2. Appeals
    Appeals of insurance denial judgments in state and federal court.

    18 years

Chicago area attorney representing homeowners, life insurance beneficiaries, business owners and private disability policyholders in their insurance claims. I have experience litigating in state and federal court and have handled appeals all the way to the writ of certiorari stage at the United States Supreme Court, and petition for leave to appeal at the Supreme Court of Illinois.

Call my office if you have received a denial, a reservation of rights letter, a demand for examination under oath, or the insurance company is investigating the cause and origin of your fire for arson. I can help with your claim for insurance, from preparing a sworn statement in proof of loss to litigating a denied claim. 


The Pollack Law Firm
49 Sherwood Terrace
Suite 49-X
Lake Bluff, IL, 60044


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Julian | October 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Lawyer
Steve Pollack has been a pillar of strength, guidance, protection and advocacy in a challenging time for my family and when coverage was in question with our policy. He is a selfless attorney and Ive never met such a human touch and approach before. You are in the best hands with Mr. Pollack
Posted by Malone Family | November 19, 2013
extreamly knowledgeable atty re Insurance Claims Home Fires
He Took my phone call directly answered all of my questions even know he could not rep me (he is IL Atty I needed WI Atty) He warned me exactly what the Insurance Co (Allstate) was up to and sure enough Allstate Claims Rep did excatly what he stated they would do seems extreamly knowledgeable re Insurance Claims Home Fires


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-325 per hour
  • Contingency 10%-33%
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law office of Steven B. Pollack
  • 2006 - Present
  • Director
  • Blue Eco Legal Council
  • 1998 - Present
  • Intern
  • Chicago Environmental Law Clinic
  • 2003 - 2005


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology
  • Certificate-Jewelry Manufacturing
  • 1991
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • B.S.B.A.
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cooke v. Jackson National Life Insurance Co., 15-cv-817 (NDIL March 20, 2017)
  • We obtained judgment for the insurance benefits plus reasonable attorneys fees for bad faith during litigation.
  • Innocent Co-Insured v. Insurer: Domestic Violence Precludes Denial
  • Insurer paid $325,000 claim at mediation after litigation began. Payment was to innocent co-insured who was victim of abuse that was part of a pattern of domestic violence which included the event leading to the loss of property to fire.
  • Insured v. Insurer: Arson Exclusion Debunked
  • Obtained settlement in mediation during litigation for full policy limit of $140,000, plus additional $10,000.
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  • Federal Trial Bar
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • 7th Circuit Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Blue Eco Legal Council
  • Director
  • 2006 - Present
  • Federal Bar
  • Member General Bar
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • CALI AWARD - Highest Grade Environmental Law Clinic
  • IIT - Chicago Kent College of Law
  • 2005
  • Deans List
  • Chicago - Kent College of Law
  • 2005


  • Assessment of Lethal Chemical and Conventional Munitions in the Nation's Waters presented to CDC/NCEH Jan 11, 2017
  • Military Munitions Status, Cleanup Policy and U.S. Environmental Law
  • 2017
  • The Guide
  • Diamonds and Anti-trust
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • MCLE Presentation - CBA
  • Environmental Aspects of Military Operations - Current Topics of Local Interest
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Steven
Unknown Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Friend
"Steve and I attended law school together, and often had class together. He always was obviously the smartest kid in class, and had very interesting takes on cases, always thinking outside of the box. As we both went on into practice, Steve became my go-to mentor for all kinds of random issues, a sounding board to bounce big ideas off of. His tireless commitment to the environment coupled with his background in small business makes him compassionate to all people, great and small. One of the best attorneys with whom I've ever worked."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Steven B. Pollack. The contributions of attorney Pollack on Avvo are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the askers. He is highly knowledgeable and gives generously of his time to help those in need of guidance. These are precisely the qualities that every client would look for when hiring a lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Pollack for his services and valuable contributions on Avvo. He donates his time and expertise to those attempting to find answers for their legal questions."
Insurance Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Steve. I sought Steve's guidance on a matter involving a client who had disputed life insurance and pension claims. Steve navigated the complexities of the matter with ease and promptly communicated with the client. He provides superior service and is an excellent attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Insurance companies fear him. which is useful!"
Environmental and natural resources Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have know Steven quite a while, before he entered law school. Steve is quite determined in accomplishing his objectives. He is very diligent and follows through on his goals. He cares very much about the environment, and the passion comes through in his work. Therefore, I can firmly recommend Steve knowing he will be determined in his efforts and will work to obtain the common goal."
Environmental and natural resources Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with him together on multiple matters, and have found him to be extremely knowledgeable and efficient. Further, he has the guts to fight against the government, even when taking an unpopular position. "
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