Craig A. Jacobson is a partner in the Chicago office of Gordon & Rees. Mr. Jacobson concentrates his practice in litigation and the handling of coverage for complex insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Jacobson regularly represents domestic and international insurers in matters involving property policies, commercial general liability policies, financial institution coverages, commercial crime policies, director and officer liability policies, professional liability policies and specialty lines.
Mr. Jacobson is an accomplished litigator. He has represented clients in cases involving significant exposures in courts across the United States. Of note, Mr. Jacobson has successfully litigated several major first party property insurance actions, including claims arising from the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina. He often represents insurers specializing in mid-market property programs, and has significant experience in resolving disputes specific to mid-market risks. He also represents insureds as appointed counsel in direct litigation involving a wide variety of claims, including personal injury, commercial and professional liability disputes.
Mr. Jacobson also handles and litigates large exposure fidelity bond and commercial crime policy claims. His experience includes claims arising from ponzi schemes, embezzlements, bribery, fraudulent loans, forgery, unauthorized trading and fraudulent mortgage conveyances.
A significant portion of Mr. Jacobson’s practice includes providing legal advice and representation to London market insurers. As a former legal secondee at a major London syndicate, Mr. Jacobson has a unique understanding of the London insurance market. In addition to property, casualty and financial institution claims, he is regularly retained to represent London based insurers across numerous specialty lines, including accident & health, contingency, marine, cargo, equine and livestock insurance.
Mr. Jacobson is often retained to handle disputes involving third-party coverage and bad faith claims. He is a frequent lecturer on bad faith topics, and has litigated bad faith claims in jurisdictions across the United States.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association