Expert Witness and Coordinating Counsel on Complex Coverage and Bad Faith Cases
Mr. Hammond has served as legal counsel and been involved in an estimated 1,500 or more coverage and bad faith claims, lawsuits, mediations and arbitrations. He has been retained as a consultant and expert witness on behalf of both insurers and corporate policyholders on cases pending throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, UVI.
He has the unique experience and the qualifications essential to understand, define and evaluate complex coverage issues and extra-contractual exposures that a carrier may be facing, and to effectively use this experience to offer pre-suit legal counsel, and provide oversight and assist with effecting a resolution of hotly contested claims.
Four Decades of Insurance Industry and Legal Experience:
- Illinois Department of Insurance Regulator
- Loyola University Chicago – Insurance Law Professor
- Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Trial Attorney
- Property Claims Examiner – Allstate Insurance Company
- Life, Health, Property and Casualty Insurance Broker
- National Insurance Association Executive Director
- President – Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
With more than 40 years of industry and legal experience on a broad spectrum of insurance matters, Mr. Hammond can provide the inside knowledge and properly analyze virtually every type of insurance coverage issue and bad faith exposure and coordinate broad-based national litigation in an effective and cost-conscious approach.
What Makes Insurance Claims and Litigation Consultants, LLC Unique?
Experience and Reputation!
Very few insurance experts bring as much to the table as Rick Hammond. His industry and legal experience touched most areas and lines of insurance. From supervising claims, working as a full-lines agent, serving as head of the Illinois Department of Insurance’s Chicago office, professor of law, litigating and trial of coverage and bad faith cases in multiple states and jurisdictions, authoring over 100 articles and treatises, to serving as the President of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel. His advice as an expert is based on the substantial experience developed during a lifetime of research, lecturing and teaching the subject of insurance law, and clients have acknowledged his work:
“We have followed [Rick Hammond] wherever he went because he is valuable as counsel. He doesn’t sugar-coat things. [He doesn’t] tell me what he thinks I want to hear. [He] tells me what I need to hear. He understands insurance. He’s very personable. You roll all those aspects together and you’ve got somebody who can make a difference for you.” (Client Testimonial) Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Amicus Curious, Volume 150, No 224.