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Hosts of 2024 Lloyd’s of London 30 Under 30 Tour

Grotefeld Hoffmann had the honor of hosting the 2024 Lloyd’s of London 30 Under 30 Tour in Miami, Florida. During this biennial event, up-and-coming members of the Lloyd’s of London insurance market study insurance-related businesses.  Joel Radakovich and Meghan Rodda organized the event, which featured presentations and discussion with scientists from University of Miami Rosenstiel […]

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2024 Combined Claims Conference-Wild, Wild West of Claims

Grotefeld Hoffmann is excited to be part of the 2024 Combined Claims Conference-Wild, Wild West of Claims in Garden Grove, California on May 13-15. Susan Benson, William Hoffmann, and Jeffery Korinko will be attending. The CCC kicks off on Monday, May 13 with the Bill King Memorial Golf Tournament, which helps fund the CCC Scholarship […]

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2024 Property Insurance Claims Group (PICG) Conference

Grotefeld Hoffmann is excited to be part of the 2024 Property Insurance Claims Group (PICG) Conference in London. The 2024 PICG Conference theme is “Not every loss is a Catastrophe” – back to basics and focusing on what we do as an industry. If you are attending, be sure to check out the following session: […]

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National Wildland Fire Conference

Grotefeld Hoffmann is one of several hosts of several hosts of the National Wildland Fire Conference, which has previously been known as the Wildfire Litigation Conference and is back in 2024. The three-day event being held April 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California brings together a diverse group of […]

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Adam Romney Admitted to “Unity and Will” Order

Grotefeld Hoffmann proudly shares that Adam Romney has been admitted into the prestigious “Unity and Will” Order by Ukraine’s unicameral parliament, the Verkhovna Rada. The award recognizes the work of United Ukraine, a charity Adam co-founded, that focuses on direct support for civilians adversely impacted by the war in Ukraine. In the early months of […]

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2024 Power Conference

Grotefeld Hoffmann is excited to sponsor the 2024 Power Conference at New York Marriott Downtown as a Bronze Sponsor. Larry Bowman and David Fisk of Grotefeld Hoffmann’s Dallas office represented the firm at the conference, which included a keynote address on AI and discussions about conventional power generation, complex mining losses, the current state of […]

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National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) Spring Conference

Grotefeld Hoffmann is excited to be part of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals Spring Conference at The Hotel Hersey in Hersey, Pennsylvania. If you’re attending, be sure to check out the following session: Laura Johnson and Zach Lucio will present “The Basic Standard of Care: The Reasonably Prudent Person Standard” on Thursday, March 21st […]

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Forensics Engineering Conference

Grotefeld Hoffmann is excited to be part of the 2024 Forensic Engineering Conference at UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering. The Forensic Engineering Conference is designed for civil, architectural, and mechanical engineers. If you’re attending, be sure to check out the following session: David Fisk, together with Juan Carlos Araiza of EFI Global, will present […]

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National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) 2023 Annual Conference

Grotefeld Hoffmann is excited to be part of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals 25th Anniversary Annual Conference at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. If you’re attending, be sure to check out the following sessions: Meghan Rodda, together with Stephen Cyr of Derrevere, Stevens, Black & Cozad, will present “Subro 911: How to Resuscitate […]

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ABA Forum on Construction Law

Grotefeld Hoffmann is excited to be part of the ABA 2023 Construction Law Foundation’s San Francisco Regional Program presented by the ABA Forum on Construction Law. If you’re attending, be sure to check out the following sessions: Jordan Everakes, together with Kevin Marler of MC Consultants, will be speaking on masonry-related construction defect claims on […]

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Lawrence T. Bowman and David H. Fisk Selected to 2023 Texas Super Lawyers List

Grotefeld Hoffmann proudly shares that Lawrence T. Bowman and David H. Fisk were selected to the 2023 Texas Super Lawyers List. Once a year, Super Lawyers invites lawyers in each state to nominate the top attorneys they’ve personally observed in action, and Super Lawyers’ attorney-led research staff identifies other outstanding lawyers who have been overlooked […]

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Jessica Odum Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®

Grotefeld Hoffmann proudly shares that Jessica Odum was recognized in the fourth edition of The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® for her work in Product Liability Litigation. For the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®, more than 2.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 25,000 lawyers honored in the […]

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Lawrence T. Bowman and David H. Fisk Recognized in Best Lawyers®

Grotefeld Hoffmann proudly shares that Lawrence T. Bowman and David H. Fisk were recognized in the 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for their work in Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, and Construction Law. For the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, more than 13.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in […]

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Patrick P. Jarosch and Meghan M. Rodda Named a Rising Star

Grotefeld Hoffmann proudly shares that Patrick P. Jarosch and Meghan M. Rodda were named a Rising Star by the Super Lawyers Rating Service for 2023. Once a year, Super Lawyers invites lawyers in each state to nominate the top attorneys they’ve personally observed in action, and Super Lawyers’ attorney-led research staff identifies other outstanding lawyers […]

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Michael J. Scola Named a Rising Star

Grotefeld Hoffmann proudly shares that Michael J. Scola was named a Rising Star by the Super Lawyers Rating Service for 2023. Once a year, Super Lawyers invites lawyers in each state to nominate the top attorneys they’ve personally observed in action, and Super Lawyers’ attorney-led research staff identifies other outstanding lawyers who have been overlooked […]

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National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) 2022 Annual Conference

Tim Poeschl and Patrick Jarosch, together with Allison Pettey of AFICS and Paul Rocheford of Arthur Chapman, will present “Back to the Future–Zoom Deposition Tips, Tactics, and Tricks“ on Monday, November 7th from 1:00-2:00pm at the NASP 2022 Annual Conference. David Fisk, along with Todd Metzger of Schaefer Engineering, will present “Let’s Get Physical–Considerations When […]

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Meghan M. Rodda Named a Rising Star

Meghan M. Rodda was named a Rising Star by the Super Lawyers Rating Service for 2022, a recognition of the top up-and-coming attorneys awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of practicing attorneys in Minnesota.

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Envista Forensics Insights Article

Jordan Everakes co-authored an Insights Article titled “Fire Protection Systems Need Fire Protection Engineers” with Adam Farnham and Andrew Bennett for Envista Forensics Knowledge Center.

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Jordan Everakes Appointed Partner

Grotefeld Hoffmann is pleased to announce the elevation of Jordan Everakes to partner. Mr. Everakes works in the firm’s San Francisco, California office.

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Patrick Jarosch Appointed Partner

Grotefeld Hoffmann is pleased to announce the elevation of Patrick Jarosch to partner. Mr. Jarosch works in the firm’s Minneapolis, Minnesota office.

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Maura Walsh Ochoa Named Top Women Lawyer for 2020

Maura Walsh Ochoa was named to the Daily Journal’s “Top 100 Women Lawyers” in California list for 2020. The list, published in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, recognizes California attorneys with excellent lawyering and leadership skills among women attorneys in California and legal work making a significant impact.

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Envista Forensics 2020 Webinar Series

Kevin Mosley, together with Brent Powell of Envista, presented a webinar entitled “Lightning Damage: Fact, Fiction or Somewhere In Between” for Envista Forensics 2020 Webinar Series.

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Live Burn and Learn

Brad Gordon presented on the topic of fire cause prevention, as part of the Live Burn to Learn event for insurance industry representatives and risk managers.

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Hosts of 2019 Lloyd’s of London 30 Under 30 Tour

Grotefeld Hoffmann hosted the 2019 Lloyd’s of London 30 Under 30 Tour in Chicago, Illinois. During this biennial event, up-and-coming members of the Lloyd’s of London insurance market study insurance-related business. The event consisted of a live-burn demonstration and presentation of case studies by Grotefeld Hoffmann attorneys.

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Lynn Weaver Boyle Appointed Circuit Judge of Cook County

On December 17, 2018, Justice Mary Jane Theis and the Illinois Supreme Court announced the appointment of Partner, Lynn Weaver Boyle as an At-Large Cook County Circuit Judge.  Lynn Weaver Boyle’s appointment takes effect January 11, 2019.

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Property and Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Claims Conference

Brad Gordon, together with Doug Rayburn of Rayburn Fire Scene Investigation and Alison Sammartano of Allstate Insurance Group, presented “Avoiding Subrogation Pitfalls:  A Roundtable Discussion,” at the 2018 PLRB Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo.

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Hosts of 2017 Lloyd’s of London 30 Under 30 Tour

Grotefeld Hoffmann hosted the 2017 Lloyd’s of London 30 Under 30 Tour in Santa Monica, California. During this biennial event, up-and-coming members of the Lloyd’s of London insurance market study insurance-related businesses.  While the event was organized by Patrick Jarosch, David Evinger and Waylon Pickett also presented case studies on oxidizer explosions.

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Wills for Heroes

Lynn Weaver Boyle participated in the Chicago Bar Association Wills for Heroes Program, assisting Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department personnel, as well as other law enforcement personnel and first responders, with estate planning documents.

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Live Burn to Learn

On September 14, 2016, Brad Gordon presented, “Investigation, Spoliation and Privilege…What Should I Share with Third Parties,” at the Unified live burn and seminar entitled, “Live Burn to Learn.”

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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 921

Mark Grotefeld has been invited to participate in a Task Group for NFPA 921-Chapter 28 Wildfire Investigations. The objective of this Task Group is to review and propose updates to Chapter 28 Wildfire Investigations for the 2020 Edition of NFPA 921. Ultimately, the proposals, recommendations and updates of the Task Group will be considered and voted on by […]

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Fire Investigation for the Insurance Professional

Brad Gordon and Emma Gaddipati presented, “What and What Not Must Be Shared With Third Parties,” at the Fire Investigation for the Insurance Professional joint training event, sponsored by the Illinois  IAAI, IASIU, NSPII,and  NASP organizations.

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Wills for Heroes

Lynn Weaver Boyle participated in the Chicago Bar Association Wills for Heroes Program for Chicago Police and Chicago Fire Department personnel.  

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Involving Subrogation Counsel

Todd Harshman and Waylon Pickett author an article entitled, “Involving Subrogation Counsel,” published in Subrogator Magazine.

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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo

David Evinger presented, along with Randy Watson, Rick Hammond, Roger Krupp, Stuart Sklar, and Terry Dawn Hewitt, on “The Fire Investigator as Expert Witness: a Review of NFPA 921 and NFPA 1033” at the 2015 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo.

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2015 Lloyd’s of London 30 Under 30

David Evinger organized an event for the Lloyd’s of London 30 Under 30 Tour.  With the assistance of Florida International University’s Extreme Events Institute, the firm hosted a tour of the Wall of Wind hurricane simulator – capable of simulating a Category 5 hurricane – as well as catastrophe and risk-modeling presentations by members of the […]

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Loss Executives Association Spring Meeting

David Evinger presented, along with Joseph Toscano and Jack Ward, the “Importance & Impact of NFPA 1033 & 921 to Fire Loss Investigations,” at the Loss Executives Association Spring Meeting.  

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College of DuPage Homeland Education Center

Anooj Thakrar and Lynn Weaver Boyle presented “Exploring the Private Sector-Public Sector Relationship in Fire Loss Investigations” at the College of DuPage Homeland Education Center.

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Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Winter Meeting

David Evinger presented, along with Randy Watson, Rick Hammond, Roger Krupp, Stuart Sklar, and Terry Dawn Hewitt of the National Association of Fire Protection (NFPA) 921 Technical Committee, “Property Insurance Keep Up or Get Burned: Changing the Rules for Fire & Explosion Investigations,” at the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Winter Meeting.

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Hosts of 2013 Lloyd’s of London 30 Under 30 Tour

Grotefeld Hoffmann hosted the 2013 Lloyd’s of London 30 Under 30 Tour in Chicago, Illinois. During this biennial event, up-and-coming members of the Lloyd’s of London insurance market tour a segment of North America, studying insurance-related businesses along the way.  The firm’s presentation included a live-burn demonstration arranged with the help of the Orland Park […]

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Book Review: Gospel Justice

Jonathan Tofilon authors an article published in the ABA Section of Litigation: Access to Justice, Vol. 1, No. l, entitled “Book Review: Gospel Justice.”

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Stepping Into Arbitration Agreements

Todd Harshman authors an article published in the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Property Insurance Law committee Newsletter, entitled “Stepping Into Arbitration Agreements.”

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The Failure to Warn

William Hoffmann authors an article published in the American Association for Justice, Section Connection, Products Liability Newsletter, Vol. 13, No. 3, entitled “The Failure to Warn.”

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