Bill Lindsay founded Lindsay, Pickett & Postel, LLC under its guiding mission to be zealous advocates of our clients’ interests and good stewards of their resources for both the expense and indemnity aspects of a matter. Staying true to this mission from the beginning has resulted in many great relationships and long term clients that LPP has the pleasure to work with.
For over 30 years, Bill has represented defendants in civil lawsuits with diligence, integrity, and success. His practice areas include construction injury and defect litigation, wrongful death, product liability, premises and auto liability cases. He has obtained numerous defense verdicts and summary judgments for his clients, achieving favorable results against some of the most formidable plaintiff’s attorneys in the state. Bill has obtained defense verdicts of no liability or a verdict below the last offer in over 80% of the cases he has tried to verdict.
Bill is a 1981 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and a 1985 graduate of the John Marshall Law School. In law school, he served as Executive Editor of the John Marshall Law Review, and authored WHEN UNCLE SAM CALLS, DOES MA BELL HAVE TO ANSWER?: RECOGNIZING A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO CORPORATE INFORMATIONAL PRIVACY, 18 J. Marshall L. Rev. 915 (1985). Bill is an active member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Lake County Bar Association, and the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). Through CLM, in October 2014, Bill completed the litigation management course at the Litigation Management Institute, Columbia Law School, and was awarded the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional.
Bill acquired unique insights into the internal workings of a casualty insurer’s claims department when he served on a “claims/legal action team” for a major casualty insurer, which was tasked with developing protocols for improving communication, work flow, and work quality between defense counsel and claims professionals. The report and recommendations that Bill and his action team members generated served as the basis for comprehensive new policies and procedures implemented by the insurer. Personally, the experience taught Bill a great deal about the needs and concerns of claims professionals and the importance of claims and legal working together as a team.
Bill collaborated with a leader in the insurance industry and litigation management market place to develop an innovative program incentivizing early resolution success to advance client value. The program is called the Early Creative Resolution Incentive Program (ECRIP). Bonusing our attorneys for early creative resolution success represents a shift in focus from a traditional approach based on billable hours to one that incorporates recognition and reward for early creative resolution success. At CLM’s annual conference in March, 2018, Bill presented with a panel of insurance industry leaders on the nuts and bolts of ECRIP which puts considerable weight on the following factors: 1) how long the file is open; 2) the phase the case is resolved in; 3) how creative the resolution is; and 4) the legal spend saved on the file.
- Bill Lindsay and Josh Patrick Obtain Dismissal with Prejudice of Automobile Negligence Case in McHenry County, Illinois Due to Plaintiff’s Lack of Diligence in Serving Summons and Complaint
- “Not Liable” Jury Verdict Obtained in False Arrest Case
- Directed Verdict Received on Behalf of our Client in Injury Case
- No Liability Verdict Obtained in Premises Liability Case
- No Liability Verdict Obtained in Auto Accident Case
- Favorable Settlement Reached in Admitted Negligence School Bus Accident Case
- William Lindsay Negotiates “High-Low Settlement” in Three Car Accident Case
- William Lindsay Resolves Construction Defect Claims for Favorable Value
- Bill Lindsay and Chris Pickett Obtain Summary Judgment in Borrowing Employer Case
- Summary Judgment Affirmed on Appeal in Slip & Fall Case
- Summary Judgment Obtained & Affirmed on Appeal in Fire Protection Case
- Summary Judgment For Defendant In $920,000 Subrogation Case
- Summary Judgment – Plaintiff Failed To Disclose Pre-Litigation Claim In Bankruptcy