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David J. Rock Gets Summary Judgment in Coverage Case, Saving Client $300K

Johnson & Bell Attorney, David J. Rock, got summary judgment in favor of his client in a complex Underinsured Motorist (UIM) insurance coverage case in Cook County Chancery court. In this case, the plaintiff previously won an arbitration award for his UIM claim in the amount of $3 million against Rock’s client, an insurance company.   Continue Reading »

Spitzzeri, Lizzadro Obtain Dismissal of Passenger's Claims in Airline Dispute

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph F. Spitzzeri, and Attorney, Michael J. Lizzadro, obtained partial summary judgment in favor of their airline client in a breach of contract dispute argued in federal court. In this airline dispute, a passenger sued the airline for breach of contract and violation of the Montreal Convention and EU 261 (the   Continue Reading »

American Overseas Group EVP and GC, Patricia A. Ryan, Joins Johnson & Bell

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. announced today that Patricia A. Ryan has joined the firm as a Shareholder.  Ms. Ryan comes to the firm from American Overseas Group Limited (AOREF), a Bermuda insurance holding company, where she served as executive vice president and general counsel for the holding company and operating entities since 2013.  She will   Continue Reading »

Patricia A. Ryan

Patricia A. Ryan focuses on insurance regulatory, transactional and risk management issues.  She is a former insurance company executive with extensive and diversified experience delivering legal counsel and practical business solutions to her clients.  Ms. Ryan represents clients in the financial services and insurance industries, including property and casualty insurers, captive insurers and reinsurers, producers,   Continue Reading »

Johnson and Bell Welcomes Patricia A. Ryan

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Vicarious Liability Issue Earns General Contractor a Defense Under Subcontractor's GL Policy

Johnson & Bell Shareholder William K. McVisk and Associate Attorney, David J. Rock, recently obtained judgment on the pleadings on behalf of their contractor client in an insurance coverage dispute in the Chancery Division in Cook County. The dispute involved whether the contractor was entitled to a defense under its subcontractor’s general liability insurance policy,   Continue Reading »

Second Time Around, Hearn Secures (Another) Favorable Outcome in Motorcycle Lawsuit Seeking $1.1M

After a four-day trial, Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Edward W. Hearn secured a favorable outcome for his insurance company client and its insured party.  At closing, plaintiff asked the jury to return a verdict for $1.1 million.  The jury awarded the plaintiff $100,000. This was the second time Mr. Hearn tried this case, initially securing   Continue Reading »

Johnson and Bell Welcomes Kevin A. Pacini

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Johnson and Bell Welcomes David J. Rock

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David J. Rock

David J. Rock focuses his practice on insurance coverage and defense. He handles coverage disputes, including preparing coverage opinions and advocating for clients in declaratory judgment actions. Dave has practiced insurance coverage since becoming a licensed attorney in 2011. He also handles general negligence litigation and labor and employment matters. Prior to joining Johnson & Bell, he worked   Continue Reading »
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