Bollinger Connolly Krause, LLC.

500 W. Madison Street

Suite 2430

Chicago, Illinois

Tel: (312) 253-6200

Fax: (312) 253-6201
 

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​​​​© 2016 by Bollinger, Connolly, and Krause, LLC

OUR PRACTICE

Appellate

Our clients are most effectively represented by combining our trial experience with our expertise in Appellate matters.

 

BCK’s clients benefit from our expertise in handling all aspects of litigation, including throughout the appellate process. Our attorneys utilize creative thinking to assert novel legal arguments on behalf of our clients. We invite opportunities to create future precedent that benefits our clients’ interest.

Insurance Coverage

BCK is Well-Versed in Exceeding The Needs and Expectations of its Insurance Clients


BCK's partners collectively have over 100 years of litigation experience and have tried over 200 cases to verdict. This experience places us in an unique position to evaluate potential damages. This skill-set enables us to accurately assess the sufficiency of reserves and to counsel insurers and reinsurers on professional liability risk exposure and management.

 

We also provide independent claims auditing and excess monitoring services to our clients.

BCK successfully handles insurance coverage disputes from start to finish. BCK attorneys have expertise in drafting insurance coverage opinions, reservation of rights letters, and disclaimer letters.

 

Should the circumstances warrant, we aggressively litigate declaratory judgment actions.

Construction

BCK attorneys have a national reputation in litigating construction related injuries.

 

BCK attorneys utilize their experience in a multitude of cases, including products liability, intellectual property, environmental injuries, breach of contract claims, professional malpractice, and catastrophic loss cases to meet the diverse needs of the construction industry.


BCK attorneys have represented building owners, management companies, governmental municipalities, general contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers.


Our attorneys are intimately familiar with the interaction of liability insurance policies in the construction industry and have widespread knowledge of tender of defense and indemnification issues.

General Tort Litigation

BCK is currently defending a catastrophic loss case with over sixty-five personal injury plaintiffs and twenty-one decedents.

 

BCK focuses a significant amount of its practice on providing legal counsel to those involved in civil suits for personal injury or property damage, including insurers, risk-retention groups, excess carriers, and self-insureds such as municipalities, hospitals and corporations.

BCK attorneys have extensive trial experience in all traditional areas of liability law including:

 

  • AUTOMOBILE

  • COMMON CARRIER

  • CONSTRUCTION

  • CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION DISPUTES

  • DEFAMATION

  • FELA

  • FIRE LOSS

  • HOMEOWNERS

  • PREMISES

  • SECURITY GUARDS

  • TRANSPORTATION

  • INTENTIONAL TORTS

  • NEGLIGENT ENTRUSTMENT

  • SECTION 1983

  • MALICIOUS PROSECUTION

  • TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE

Intellectual Property Litigation

We Find Creative Solutions in Protecting Our Client’s Intellectual Property Rights

Our attorneys find efficient and resourceful solutions to the problems faced in today’s marketplace.

Medical and Healthcare Litigation

BCK's outstanding reputation was built on the successful defense of thousands of physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers.


Medical Negligence is a cornerstone of our trial practice. Our attorneys are nationally known for their success in defending multi-million dollar catastrophic losses where we have represented physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities and other major medical institutions.

 

We recently were selected as one of three defense firms to serve as panel counsel for a large hospital group, which is a testament to our clients’ confidence in us. Our reputation as litigators and emphasis on service fosters comfort in our physician- clients who are concerned with the rising costs of insurance premiums.

 

Our experience has afforded the firm nationwide access to the finest authorities in every medical specialty to provide expert analysis so critical in these cases. We have successfully defended actions in virtually every medical specialty, including:

We recognize that the medical landscape is frequently changing. Our firm also counsels hospitals in statutory changes and reporting requirements. We have backgrounds in the following:

ANESTHESIOLOGY
BARIATRICS
CARDIOLOGY
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
DENTISTRY
DERMATOLOGY

OPTOMETRY
ENDOCRINOLOGY
GASTROENTEROLOGY
HAND SURGERY

HEADACHE
 

HEMATOLOGY
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
INTERNAL MEDICINE
GENERAL PRACTICE
MATERAL/FETAL
NEPHROLOGY
NEUROLOGY
NEURORADIOLOGY
OB/GYNE

ONCOLOGY
OPTHAMOLOGY
 

ORTHOPEDICS
OTOLARYNGOLOGY
PEDIATRICS
PLASTIC SURGERY
PODIATRY
PSYCHIATRY
PULMONARY MEDICINE
RADIOLOGY
THORACIC SURGERY
VASCULAR SURGERY

LICENSING
CREDENTIALIZING
HIPAA/PRIVACY ISSUES
ESTABLISHING MEDICAL STAFF PRIVILEGES
REVIEWING STAFF APPOINTMENTS
LIMITING OR REVOKING STAFF PRIVILEGES

Premise Liability

BCK is a leader in the field of defending Premises Liability lawsuits.

Our approach to Premise Liability is focused on defending businesses. As such, our firm has successfully defended numerous clients nation-wide such as restaurants, retail stores, parking facilities, racetracks, and landowners in a large variety of premises liability actions.

 

Our attorneys have the experience and resources to handle any variety of Premises Liability dispute.

Our experience defending premises liability cases includes representation of the following:

 

  • WAL-MART

  • TARGET

  • CHURCHILL DOWNS

  • STANDARD PARKING CORPORATION

  • CITY OF CHICAGO

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Product Liability

We have on staff an attorney with an engineering background and work with some of the most prestigious experts on a national level.

 

Our attorneys have a vast amount of experience in successfully defending products liability claims. We represent manufacturers, distributors, installers and their insurers in both property damage and personal injury claims. Much of our experience involves cases wherein there has been catastrophic loss such as those involving traumatic brain injury, paraplegia/quadriplegia and degloving injuries.

 

The unique requirements of each products case are foremost in developing an appropriate strategy. Our attorneys use the most effective techniques and strategies available to defend our client’s interests, including scale model development and extensive product testing. If resolving the dispute prior to trial is in the client’s best interest, we employ innovative thinking and cost-efficient strategies to settle the case.

Our lawyers have experience in the following diverse products:

 

  • CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

  • INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS

  • PHARMACEUTICALS

  • ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT

  • ASBESTOS

  • MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

  • AUTOMOBILES

  • CLOTHING

  • FOOD PRODUCTS

  • INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT

  • LANDSCAPING EQUIPMENT

  • OVERHEAD LIFTING DEVICES

  • PUNCH PRESSES