When Experience and Reputation Matter Most

RICK HAMMOND, J.D., CLU

President

CONSULTANT AND EXPERT WITNESS ON MATTERS REGARDING:

  • Insurance Industry – Standards of Care
  • Good Faith/Bad Faith Claims Investigations
  • Business Interruption Claims Due to COVID-19
  • Reasonable/Unreasonable Insurer Conduct
  • Agent/Broker and Underwriting Customs and Practices

FOUR DECADES OF INDUSTRY AND LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Illinois Department of Insurance Regulator
  • Loyola University Chicago – Insurance Law Professor
  • Nationally Recognized Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Trial Attorney
  • Property Claims Examiner
  • Life, Health, Property and Casualty Broker
  • Insurance Association Executive Director

BAR/PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS :

American Bar Association – Tort and Insurance Practice Section

  • Vice-Chair, Self-Insurance and Risk Managers Committee
  • Vice-Chair, Property Insurance Law Committee

American College of Coverage Counsel

  • Fellow of the College
  • Co-Chair, Property Insurance Law Committee

Chicago Bar Association

  • Insurance Law Committee

DRI

  • Illinois State Representative

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

  • Chair – Property Insurance Section

Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel

  • President

Insurance Committee for Arson Control

  • Legal Counsel and Executive Director

International Association of Arson Investigators (Foundation)

  • General Counsel

Insurance School of Chicago

  • Board of Directors
  • Faculty Member – CPCU Instructor – Insurance Law

Illinois State Bar Association

  • Chair – Insurance Law Section

Loyola University Chicago

  • Board of Trustees and Adjunct Faculty

EDUCATION :

  • The University of Illinois/John Marshall Law School, J.D.
  • The American College, Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
  • Southern Illinois University, B.A.

AWARDS, HONORS & DISTINCTIONS :

  • Illinois Supreme Court Appointment – Court Operations During COVID-19 Task Force
  • DRI – Exceptional Performance Citation
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel – Distinguished Member Award
  • Best Lawyers in America – Insurance Coverage
  • Lexis Nexis Insurance Law Center – Insurance Lawyer of the Year (Honorable Mention)
  • Top Illinois Super Lawyer – Insurance Coverage
  • Crain’s Chicago Business – Feature Story: “A Lawyer (Rick Hammond) Looks for Blue Under the White Collar”
  • Chicago Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyer
  • Chicago Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s – Feature Story: “(Rick Hammond) has Nose for Rooting out Insurance Fraud
  • Chicago Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s – Feature Story: “Rick Hammond Takes Reins of State’s Defense Trial Bar”
  • International Association of Special Investigations Units Commendation

ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS :

Mr. Hammond has authored more than one hundred articles, white papers and treatises, and has been widely published in a variety of legal, professional, corporate, and trade group periodicals in the areas of insurance coverage, bad faith, and insurance defense matters.
For over 20 years, he has been a featured columnist (“Law Update” in “SIU Today” (a quarterly magazine of the International Association of Special Investigation Units).

PRESENTATIONS :

Mr. Hammond is a frequent presenter at national insurance industry and bar association conferences and seminars on the subjects of insurance coverage, claims handling, bad faith, and defense related issues.