larry a. hoellwarth
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Mr. Hoellwarth has specialized for over twenty years in professional liability defense and coverage litigation, having directly defended hundreds of such claims and lawsuits against insurance and securities brokers, managing general agents, attorneys, accountants, adjusters, appraisers, architects, engineers, safety consultants, title abstractors, title agents, real estate managers, and other non-medical professionals. Mr. Hoellwarth has also litigated major professional liability coverage cases, including Smith v. Newman, 682 N.E.2d 1245 (2nd Dist. Ill. 1997), which establishes the objective standard for proof of prior awareness as a coverage defense under Illinois law; and Those Certain Underwriters at Lloyds v. Professional Underwriters Agency, Inc., 364 Ill.App.3d 975 (2nd Dist. Ill. 2006) (declaring that insurers has no interim duty to defend while declaratory judgment pending). He also serves as coverage and monitoring counsel for insurers on national professional liability programs.

Mr. Hoellwarth is a member of the American Bar Association Committee on Insurance Coverage Litigation, the Professional Liability Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practices Section, and the Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability. He is also active in the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (“PLUS”), and has edited chapters addressing lawyers’ and agents’ & brokers’ liability for the study manual for the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter designation for the PLUS.

Education:
Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Albion College, Albion, Michigan
J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois (1983), where he was a member of the National Moot Court Team

Bar Admissions:
Admitted to the Illinois Bar and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois in 1983. Also admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Contact:
Phone: 312.431.3630
Email: lhoellwarth@karballaw.com
VCard: Larry A. Hoellwarth

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