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Shareholder William K. McVisk will be recognized by the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC) for his contributions to the association and to the legal profession. He will receive his award during IDC’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 26, 2015.

Mr. McVisk is receiving the 2015 President’s Award, which honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to the President and to the IDC. Mr. McVisk has been a member of IDC for 26 years. He is currently a member of the IDC Board of Directors and is Vice Chair of the IDC Insurance Law Committee. He is the former Co-Chair of the IDC Legislative Committee and the former Editor-in-Chief of the IDC Quarterly. He is a frequent contributor to IDC publications.

At Johnson & Bell, Mr. McVisk concentrates his practice on complex insurance coverage litigation, and hospital law and medical liability. He has handled all areas of coverage and bad faith litigation, especially third-party bad faith and coverage litigation involving commercial general liability, hospital professional liability and physicians professional liability coverages. He holds positions at many associations, including Senior External Counsel for the American Board of Medical Specialties, and was the past president of the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys. He is an active member of the Insurance Law Committee of the Defense Research Institute and is a member of the Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society, among other associations.

With nearly 1,000 members, the IDC is the voice of the defense bar in Illinois. The IDC is the premiere association of attorneys in Illinois representing business, corporate, professionals, and other individual defendants in civil litigation.