Roderick T. Dunne
Mr. Dunne’s litigation practice concentrates on coverage, appellate and liability issues. He has spoken extensively on the subject of mass tort/class action litigation, giving presentations covering legislation affecting class action practice in the United States and the plaintiff’s persistent attempts to open the United States tort system up to foreign claimants.
During his career, Mr. Dunne has assisted his clients with the myriad of coverage issues presented by various pharmaceutical and other product multi-district and class action litigations. Mr. Dunne represented his clients in the Owens Corning asbestos, "non-products" coverage litigation. He also advocated for his client before the Illinois Supreme Court in Kajima v. St. Paul addressing the ordering of concurrent coverage in a target tender world.
In addition to the coverage issues presented by mass tort claims, Mr. Dunne has handled a vast array of coverage disputes on behalf of his clients, including construction defect, additional insured, employment practices, errors and omissions, financial institutions, fidelity, and bad faith, just to mention a few.
In addition to coverage litigation, Mr. Dunne has advocated for his clients before numerous appellate courts and defended the Firm’s clients in products liability matters throughout the country. Mr. Dunne acted as national counsel in the fledging litigation against the alcohol industry concerning its advertising practices.
Outside of KCESD, Mr. Dunne is a youth hockey coach, and involved with the One Step At A Time Cancer Camp.
Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts (1982)
J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois (1985)
Admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1985. Also admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Federal Trial Bar, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, as well as the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits.
Roderick T. Dunne