Chambers & Partners has compiled its independent and objective list of America's Leading Lawyers for Business based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers from Maine to Hawaii. This guide — which is designed to reflect market opinion — contains a view of the firms and attorneys who are considered leaders in their field.
In Chambers' 2008 review of national legal talent in the area of "Insurance: Coverage Litigation," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.
Illinois Ranking: Tier 2
The Firm: A team of "impressive lawyers" acts almost exclusively for policyholders, with a focus on large complex matters. The insurance group lies within the litigation department, and commentators emphasize that the team consists of "trial lawyers first, insurance lawyers second." This is not to say that the firm lacks industry knowledge in insurance: Kirkland has built up an impressive offering in coverage litigation and is deemed "one of the best coverage litigation firms in terms of quality."
The Lawyers: Michael Foradas "manages an excellent policy practice," acknowledged interviewees. "He acts on some of the most difficult and complex cases, as befits his ability and knowledge." He recently acted for GM in a large arbitration.
Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2008 — www.chambersandpartners.com.