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Laurence J. Tooth

Laurence J. Tooth

Partner

IL – Chicago
T: 312.781.6663 | F: 312.781.6630

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Laurence counsels insurers and handles insurance coverage litigation against first- and third-party insurance claims. He has experience handling claims involving policies for D&O liability, professional liability, employment practices liability, cyber liability and commercial general liability. Laurence has represented insurers in declaratory judgment, bad faith, equitable contribution and rescission lawsuits in Illinois state and federal courts, as well as other jurisdictions.

Laurence also is a current member of Litchfield Cavo LLP’s COVID-19 Resource Team and has secured insurer victories in trial and appellate courts nationwide.

Prior to entering private practice, Laurence clerked for the Honorable Mary L. Mikva in the Chancery Division of the Cook County Circuit Court.

Practices

  • AIKG, LLC v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., No. 21-13506, 2022 WL 2252287 (11th Cir. June 23, 2022)
  • Summit Hosp. Grp., Ltd. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., No. 21-1362, 2022 WL 2072759 (4th Cir. June 9, 2022)
  • Ortiz Eye Assocs., P.C. v. Cincinnati Ins., Inc., 2022 IL App (1st) 211312-U, 2022 WL 2079476 (Ill. App. Ct. June 9, 2022)
  • Troy Stacy Enterprises Inc. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 563 F.Supp.3d 738 (S.D. Ohio 2021), aff’d, 21-4008, 2022 WL 2062001 (6th Cir. June 8, 2022)
  • Farmington Vill. Dental Assocs., LLC v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., No. 21-2080-CV, 2022 WL 2062280 (2d Cir. June 8, 2022)
  • Windy City Limousine Co., LLC v. Cincinnati Fin. Corp., No. 21-3296, 2022 WL 1965903 (7th Cir. June 6, 2022)
  • Renaissance/The Park, LLC v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., No. 3:20-CV-864-RGJ, 2021 WL 4429796 (W.D. Ky. Sept. 27, 2021), aff’d, No. 21-6016, 2022 WL 1596257 (6th Cir. May 20, 2022)
  • Parker v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., No. 5:21-CV-44-BJB, 2022 WL 614921 (W.D. Ky. Mar. 2, 2022)
  • Rye Ridge Corp. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., No. 21-1323-CV, 2022 WL 120782 (2d Cir. Jan. 13, 2022)
  • Ryan P. Estes, D.M.D., P.S., P.S.C. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 542 F.Supp.3d 585 (E.D. Ky. 2021), aff’d sub nom. Estes v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 23 F.4th 695 (6th Cir. 2022)
  • Rock Dental Arkansas PLLC v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 40 F.4th 868 (8th Cir. 2022)
  • FS Food Grp. LLC v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., No. 320CV00588RJCDSC, 2021 WL 5178490 (W.D.N.C. Mar. 18, 2021), report & recommendation adopted, 584 F.Supp.3d 104 (W.D.N.C. 2022)
  • Dukes Clothing, LLC v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 35 F.4th 1322 (11th Cir. 2022)
  • Brown Jug, Inc. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 27 F.4th 398 (6th Cir. 2022)
  • Twin Spans Bus. Park, LLC v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., No. CV 19-476-SB-SRF, 2021 WL 5161836 (D. Del. Nov. 5, 2021)
  • Gilreath Fam. & Cosm. Dentistry, Inc. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., No. 21-11046, 2021 WL 3870697 (11th Cir. Aug. 31, 2021)
  • Cozzini Bros. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., Inc., No. 20-CV-04274, 2021 WL 3408499 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 4, 2021)
  • Georgetown Dental, LLC v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., No. 1:21-CV-00383-TWP-MJD, 2021 WL 1967180 (S.D. Ind. May 17, 2021)
  • TJBC, Inc. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., Inc., No. 20-CV-815-DWD, 2021 WL 243583 (S.D. Ill. Jan. 25, 2021), aff’d sub nom
  • Oral Surgeons, P.C. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 491 F.Supp.3d 455 (S.D. Iowa 2020), aff’d, 2 F.4th 1141 (8th Cir. 2021)
  • Carolina Cas. Ins. Co. v. Robert S. Forbes PC, No. 16-CV-40-JPG-SCW, 2017 WL 86136 (S.D. Ill. Jan. 10, 2017)