Willamette University College of Law (J.D. 1982)

Willamette University (B.A. 1979)


Joseph P. Postel

Joe Postel heads up the insurance coverage and appellate practice group at Lindsay, Pickett & Postel, LLC. Joe has over 34 years of experience handling complex litigation and appeals, and has been cited by a Connecticut court opinion as an authority on additional insured coverage. See, Devino v. Maryland Cas. Co., 37 Conn.L.Rptr. 819, 2004 WL 1965788 (Conn. Super. 2004). He has been lead counsel in over 60 appeals in the Illinois Appellate Court, Illinois Supreme Court, and United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Joe is a 1979 graduate of Willamette University College of Liberal Arts in Salem, Oregon, and a 1982 graduate of Willamette University College of Law. He is a member of Defense Research Institute, the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, and a former Vice Chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association's Tort & Insurance Practice Section. Joe is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV-Preeminent, and was named as a peer-reviewed Leading Lawyer ( each year from 2013 to the present.

Practice Highlights

Subcontractor’s Scope of Work not the Measure of Coverage for Construction Defect Claim

Acuity v. State Mechanical Services LLC and Selective Ins. Co. of S. Carolina, Circuit Court of Cook County, no. 15 CH 14113 (Hon. Sanjay Tailor, Judge), opinion issued February 13, 2018.  A full copy of the opinion can be found here.

Summary Judgment - No Duty to Defend Claim for Negligent Supervision Resulting in Sexual Abuse

Metropolitan Cas. Ins. Co. v. G.D., United States District Court, 158 F.Supp.3d 734 (S.D. Ill. 2016).


Publications and presentations

Article About Additional Insured Coverage in July Issue of Illinois Municipal League Review Magazine

Authored by Joe Postel about additional insured coverage in the July issue of Illinois Municipal League Review magazine.  Read here. Originally published in the July issue of the Illinois Municipal League Review magazine.

Acuity Insurance Company Presentation on Construction Insurance at Horton Insurance Agency, Orland Park, Illinois, February 2016. 

Along with Acuity’s Claims Director and Underwriting Director, and LPRP partner Chris Pickett, presented on various Illinois-specific construction insurance law topics.

Business Pursuits - Exclusions from Homeowners' Liability Coverage

Co-authored article for Litigation Management Magazine (Fall, 2014).  Read here.