Adam R. Bunge
Mr. Bunge has been with KCESD since 2001, focusing his practice in professional liability and employment liability programs, complex coverage litigation, and silica/asbestos/mixed dust litigation, first party property claims, and general liability claims. He also has experience in construction litigation, sports and entertainment litigation, and environmental claims. Mr. Bunge has been successful in negotiating favorable settlements, winning declaratory judgment actions and appellate court cases, including Those Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's v. Professional Underwriters Agency, Inc., 364 Ill.App.3d 975 (2nd Dist. Ill. 2006) (declaring that insurer does not have interim duty to defend while declaratory judgment action regarding coverage is pending). Mr. Bunge also serves as converage and monitoring counsel for insurers on national professional liability and general liability programs.
While in law school, Mr. Bunge served as a research assistant for Professor John Walton, researching current legal issues such as racial profiling in the wake of September 11, 2001, copyright infringement in the digital age, attorneys conflicting self-reporting requirements under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Illinois Code of Professional Conduct, and First Amendment implications of Native American team names in sports. Mr. Bunge is credited in Prof. Walton's article: Toward More Reliable Jury Verdicts? Law, Technology, and Media Developments Since the Trials of Dr. Sam Sheppard, 49 Clev. St. L. Rev. 407 (2001), which discussed the impact of media on criminal due process.
Mr. Bunge is a member of Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) and the North American Contingency Association (NACA).
Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, while participating as a scholarship athlete (1999)
J.D. degree, cum laude, from Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois (2003), where he was a member of the National Moot Court Team
Admitted to the Illinois Bar and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 2003. Also admitted to the Minnesota Bar in 2006.
VCard: Adam R. Bunge