Hinshaw Recognized as Leading Firm in 2016 Chambers USA

May 27, 2016

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP today announced that the firm's Insurance Practice and six individual lawyers have been ranked in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers USA). Individuals ranked in Band 1, the highest level, include Michael M. Marick (Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Illinois) category) and Kent R. Keller (Insurance: Insurer (California) category).

Published by Chambers and Partners, Chambers USA is a widely respected annual publication that highlights leading law firms and lawyers representing clients in the United States and internationally. Chambers and Partners' researchers interview thousands of lawyers and their clients around the world, providing the basis for the listings.

Insurance Practice Rankings

In again ranking Hinshaw in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Illinois) category, Chambers USA points out that the team has a "[f]lourishing practice with a strong core of respected practitioners, regularly acting on high-exposure litigation for clients in the insurance industry." It adds that the group "[p]ossesses considerable expertise in environmental and bodily injury claims, including asbestos liability cases and other toxic torts, as well as instances of construction defect and professional liability." One client interviewed remarked that "[t]hey provide superior counseling and advice and are leaders in the area with respect to representing insurers in coverage disputes. The billing is reasonable, their recommendations are transparent to clients and they are available at all times to counsel and discuss." Another said simply, "[t]hey're phenomenal to work with and I really respect them. They know what they're talking about."

In again ranking Hinshaw in the Insurance: Insurer (California) category, Chambers USA notes that Hinshaw is a "[h]ighly capable firm with a reputation for representing insurers across the United States. The California team has key expertise in regulatory insurance law and also offers a robust litigation practice, representing insurers in coverage disputes and class actions on a regular basis."

Individual Attorney Rankings

Individual Hinshaw partners ranked in this year's edition of Chambers USA — all of whom have been recognized in several consecutive past issues of Chambers USA — include: (1) Chicago-based James H. Kallianis Jr., Michael M. Marick and Scott M. Seaman, all ranked in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Illinois) category; (2) Los Angeles-based Kent R. Keller and Royal F. Oakes, who are ranked in the Insurance: Insurer (California) category; and (3) Miami-based Neil S. Rollnick, who is ranked in the Florida, Real Estate category.

This year's issue of Chambers USA notes the following:

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with approximately 500 attorneys providing coordinated legal services across the United States and in London. Hinshaw lawyers partner with businesses, governmental entities and individuals to help them effectively address legal challenges and seize opportunities. Founded in 1934, the firm represents clients in complex litigation and in regulatory and transactional matters.