Michelle R. Valencic

Shareholder

Location: Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.606.7905

Biography

Michelle is a certified specialist in insurance coverage law and represents insurers in complex commercial disputes around the country. Our clients routinely call on Michelle for coverage advice and analysis on matters involving CGL, professional liability, E&O/D&O, EPLI and excess/umbrella coverage products. With nearly 20-years of experience, Michelle has been involved in litigated cases addressing personal and advertising injuries, property damages/construction defects, employment claims, civil rights violations, mass torts and environmental contamination matters, among other disputes.

A frequent speaker, writer and CLE instructor, Michelle was recently called upon to co-author a chapter for the well-known treatise, New Appleman’s on Insurance Law Library Edition. Her contribution is Chapter 34: Public Entity Liability Policies, which is available on Lexis/Nexis.

Before joining our firm, Michelle practiced in Ohio and defended small to medium businesses in personal injury, employment and commercial cases. She is the only non-Ohio based attorney who is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in the field of insurance coverage law.

Education

  • J.D. and M.S.S.A. Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1996
  • B.A. (Sociology) Ohio University, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois

Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association - Certified Specialist in Insurance Coverage Law

Awards

  • Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist

Matters of Note

  • Shultz v. Atlantic Mut. Ins. Co.,

    2006 WL 2052222 (Ill.App. 1 Dist.)

  • Atlantic Mut. Ins. Co. v. Terk Technologies, Corp.,

    309 A.D.2d 22, 763 N.Y.S.2d 56 (2003)

  • Chicago

    Illinois 60603

    10 South LaSalle Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

    T: 312.855.1010 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • New York

    New York 10005

    28 Liberty Street 39th Floor

    New York, New York 10005

    T: 212.805.3900 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Mission Viejo

    California 92691

    27285 Las Ramblas

    Suite 200

    Mission Viejo, California 92691

    T: 949.260.3100 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Florham Park

    New Jersey 07932

    100 Campus Drive

    Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

    T: 973.410.4130 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 973.410.4169 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Michigan City

    Indiana 46360

    200 Commerce Square

    Michigan City, Indiana 46360

    T: 219.262.6106 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partners: Paige M. Neel, Kimbley A. Kearney

  • Appleton

    Wisconsin 54914

    4650 W. Spencer Street

    Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

    T: 920.560.4658 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 920.968.4650 Office Managing Partner: Patrick L. Breen

  • Stamford

    Connecticut 06902

    68 Southfield Avenue

    2 Stamford Landing Suite 100

    Stamford, Connecticut 06902

    T: 203.921.0303 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Matthew J. Van Dusen

  • Tampa

    Florida 33609

    4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, One Urban Center

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • San Francisco

    California 94111

    100 Pine Street

    Suite 1250

    San Francisco, California 94111

    T: 415.745.3598 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman