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Murray, James R. Partner

Murray, James R. Partner

Practice Focus

Jim Murray has more than 24 years of experience representing insurance companies in coverage litigation. He is highly skilled in handling first and third-party liability insurance coverage matters involving professional liability, construction defect, automobile liability, complex environmental and toxic tort coverage, and advertising and personal injury coverage. He also represents and advises clients in bad faith and extracontractual liability matters.
 
Jim has litigated coverage issues throughout the United States and regularly advises clients before matters ripen into litigation. His insights into coverage issues have helped numerous clients avoid costly litigation through early dispute resolution. He takes a proactive approach with his clients and advises them on ways to improve claims handling practices and/or policy forms to avoid possible future coverage disputes.

Professional Background

Jim joined Tressler in 1988. He has received an AV Preeminent 5.0® rating from Martindale-Hubbell which is a testament to the fact that Jim’s peers have rated him at the highest level of professional excellence.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member

Publications

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defending, in both the trial court and on appeal, a major GL insurer against a claim
  • Successfully prosecuted an action against an insured who contended that it did not need to provide the insurer with pre-suit notice of a claim