Joe has been practicing law for over 40 years, specializing in insurance coverage litigation and counseling for 30 years. He joined the firm in 2006 after 20 years as an in-house defense and coverage litigator with a large property and casualty insurer.

Joe is the firm’s Coverage Department Lead.  He has extensive experience with advising clients, and litigating, a wide range of coverages, including CGL, commercial auto, personal auto, homeowner’s, farm owner’s, law enforcement liability, civil rights liability, and D&O enterprise liability coverage.  Construction defect and additional insured coverage under CGL policies are particular specialties of his.  Although Joe enjoys winning cases for his clients, he derives equal satisfaction from avoiding litigation, and settling cases.  Joe is licensed to practice in the Illinois state courts, in the federal courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts, and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Although he went to college and law school in Oregon,  Joe is an Illinois native with deep roots in the state, descended from coal miners and canal diggers in the Illinois Valley.