Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Glenn F. Fencl, recently presented at the 28th Annual National Catholic Risk Retention Group (NCRRG) Winter Meeting. The annual meeting took place Jan. 27-29 in Tucson, Arizona. The NCRRG provides the Catholic Church with one of the broadest and most comprehensive insurance and risk management programs available.
Mr. Fencl’s topic, “Avoiding a Brush with Mayhem,” provided an “in-the-trenches” perspective on preparing for and managing the many insurance risks religious institutions face. Mr. Fencl shared several risk management and insurance coverage experiences from his 30 years of legal practice. In addition, he outlined steps organizations can take to prevent lawsuits, as well as actions to take before lawsuits are filed to ensure a successful outcome.
Mr. Fencl is co-chair of Johnson & Bell's Insurance group, with a concentration in product liability and insurance coverage. He has handled numerous declaratory judgment coverage trials in several jurisdictions, is lead trial lawyer for several national manufacturers and has more than 25 jury verdicts. He has given several presentations and has authored numerous articles, including the "Comprehensive General Liability" chapter for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education treatise "Liability Insurance Coverage Practice."