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Suzanne Jones focuses her litigation practice on representing insurance companies in complex first- and third-party coverage disputes in state and federal courts across the country. She has experience representing insurer's interests in declaratory judgment actions, breach of contract actions, direct actions and bad faith lawsuits. Ms. Jones is also experienced in addressing coverage issues under all types of insurance policies, including general liability, directors and officers liability, errors and omissions, fiduciary liability, employment practices liability and homeowner’s policies. 

Professional Background

Ms. Jones joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in September of 2008. While in law school, she studied abroad with Cornell University Law School at the Sorbonne in Paris, France during the summer of 2006 and was a judicial extern clerk for the Honorable Earl Carroll, U.S. District Court, Arizona in 2007.

Ms. Jones is actively involved in the American Bar Association. She is a web editor for the ABA's Woman Advocate Committee.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
    • Finance & Planning Committee (2010–2011)
    • Membership Services Committee (2011–2012)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Named by Law360 as a Top Attorney in Insurance Coverage Under the Age of 40 (2016)
  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine (2015–2016)

Representative Matters

Hoops & Associates, P.C. et al. v. Financial Solutions and Associates, Inc. et al. - Case No. 07SL-CC00938, Garnishment No. 11-GARN-2299, Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri, October 19, 2012 – Order granting summary judgment in favor of our insurer client concluding that insurer had no obligation to provide coverage for $4,000,000 TCPA judgment under Errors and Omissions Liability policy.

Spirtas v. Nautilus Ins. Co. - 715 F.3d 667 (8th Cir. May 20, 2013) (Missouri), Case No. 12-3315  - Order affirming summary judgment in favor of our insurer client concluding that general liability policy did not provide coverage for economic loss resulting from insured's substandard work and failure to comply with a contract. 

Secure Energy v. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company - 2013 WL 2145927 (E.D. Mo. May 15, 2013), Case No. 4:11-CV-1636 - Order granting summary judgment in favor of our insurer client concluding that insurer Directors and Officers policy did not provide coverage for underlying lawsuit because "claims made and reporting" requirements were not met.

Franklin Quick Cash v. Continental Western Insurance Company - 436 S.W.3d 548 (Mo. May 27 2014), Case No. SC93502 - Order reversing summary judgment in favor of the insured and rendering judgment in favor of our insurer client concluding that insurer had no obligation under commercial general liability policy to defend or indemnify insured in underlying action for conversion and negligence based on wrongful repossession of vehicle.

Grand/Sakwa Management, L.L.C., Grand/Sakwa Properties, L.L.C. and Gary Sakwa v. PIIC – Arbitration in Michigan, July 21, 2014 – Order granting summary judgment in favor of our insurer client concluding that defendant in underlying lawsuits did not qualify as an "insured" under Employed Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance policy.

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Community/Civic Activities

  • St. Thomas University Law School Alumni Association

Education

J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law, 2008

B.A., Political Science, Boston College, 2005

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