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Gary currently serves as the Managing Partner of the firm. He began his legal career with Heyl Royster in 1977 and became a partner with the firm in 1985. He became the firm's managing partner in 2010.
He concentrates his practice on liability insurance coverage cases for CGL, umbrella/excess, automobile, home, life, health and disability policies, as well as civil litigation in trial and ADR settings with a special focus on trucking and common carrier disputes, construction litigation, and architect/engineer professional liability claims.
He has represented more than 100 insurers and self-insureds in over 1,000 cases in his career.
He has litigated a wide range of coverage issues in both the state and federal courts, including the defense of insurance carriers in bad faith and vexatious refusal to pay cases as well as representing insurance agents in errors and omissions claims. He has also had the opportunity to represent several trucking companies and construction companies in catastrophic injury cases, utilizing accident reconstruction and animation techniques, defending against fatigue, distraction, and conspicuity issues, as well as the medical and biomechanical issues confronted in those types of catastrophic injury cases.
Gary is a frequent speaker on insurance issues to bar and industry groups, both in Illinois and nationally, as well as addressing motor carrier groups and counsel and design professionals on issues unique to those industries. He has authored a chapter on "Other Insurance" in The Law & Practice of Insurance Coverage Litigation published by West Group and has published a chapter on "The Intentional Act Exclusion" in the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education handbook on Commercial and Professional Liability Insurance.
Gary served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1972-1974.