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Doherty & Progar LLC

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Doherty & Progar LLC

200 West Adams Street,
Suite 2220
Chicago, IL 60606-5231
Phone: (312) 630-9630
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Kevin W. Doherty
Partner
kwd@doherty-progar.com

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Mary Jo Greene
Partner
mjg@doherty-progar.com

Doherty & Progar was founded to provide personalized, superior legal representation in the Midwest. We are an AV-rated law firm and concentrate our practice solely on litigation. Each of our partners has more than twenty-five years of experience in all phases of litigation, from resolution prior to suit through jury trials involving tens of millions of dollars.

While the specific types of lawsuits we have handled have varied over the years, there is a core trait evident in our collective experience: our commitment to providing our clients with superior legal representation coupled with unsurpassed efforts as their advocates.

Our firm concentrates on advising and representing insurance carriers, their insureds, and businesses in all types of matters. We represent our clients in suits pending in state and federal courts, in claims filed with state and federal administrative agencies, and in negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution formats.

We take pride in our services, which include advice and counsel on all matters within our areas of expertise. We consider such efforts to be central to the establishment of a partnering relationship with our clients.

Practice Areas:
Common Carrier and Innkeeper Liability; Construction Liability; Directors and Officers Liability; Dram Shop Liability; Personal and Commercial Liability; Product Liability; Professional Liability; Transportation Liability; Workers’ Compensation; Insurance Coverage; Employment Practices and Discrimination; Medical Negligence; Nursing Home Litigation; Municipal Law; Toxic Torts; Errors and Omissions; Appeals; Child Care Litigation; Class Actions.

Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A.

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Mazanec, Raskin &
Ryder Co., L.P.A.

230 Lexington Green Circle
Suite 605
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone: (859) 899-8499
mrrlaw.com

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Barry M. Miller
Partner
bmiller@mrrlaw.com

Founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1980, Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A. has built its reputation and practice by providing uncompromising legal representation that exceeds the objectives and expectations of our clients. As a mid-size regional law firm, we are able to provide our clients with focused personal attention. The vast majority of our clients deal directly with a senior partner.

From its inception, MRR has provided outstanding legal representation in virtually all types of litigated matters affecting insurers and their insureds, the business community and public entities of all types. In addition, our firm counsels businesses, individuals and public entities on a wide variety of matters including business formation, estate planning, probate, labor matters and legislation, risk management, planning and zoning and other issues facing local governmental clients.

The founding members of the firm, Tom Mazanec, Todd Raskin and Ed Ryder, are all former insurance claims professionals. Our firm is segmented into practice groups permitting each of our attorneys to gain a deep focus and understanding of the field in which he or she practices. As our practice has grown we have added legal professionals with strong backgrounds in fields other than the private practice of law. This breadth and depth of experience allows us to bring a unique understanding of our clients’ needs and objectives to the attorney-client relationship and provides for timely, cost-effective, successful representation.

Practice Areas:
General Liability; Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith; Product Liability; Professional Liability & Licensing; Directors & Officers Liability; Liquor Liability; Civil Rights & Government Liability; Employment & Labor Law; Insurance Agent Errors & Omissions; Auto & Commercial Trucking; Business Law & Real Estate; Construction Litigation; Medical Malpractice and Municipal Law.

Doyen Sebesta

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Doyen Sebesta

450 Gears Road, Suite 350
Houston, TX 77067
Phone: (713) 580-8900
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Scot G. Doyen
sdoyen@ds-lawyers.com

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Randall J. Poelma, Jr.
rpoelma@ds-lawyers.com

Doyen Sebesta was founded as a litigation firm and our commercial trial lawyers understand the complex issues involved in business related disputes.

We take great pride in developing personal relationships with our clients. We work diligently to understand all the pertinent aspects of our clients’ business so that we can effectively represent them in their business related matters. We maintain that the effective handling of a client’s business related dispute requires a collaborative effort between us and our clients.

Doyen Sebesta’s subrogation practice is a focal point of the firm. Our attorneys have successfully handled subrogation claims for a variety of insurers, both international and domestic. These cases are won by the early identification of the legal and factual issues, the proper preservation of the critical evidence, and the retention of properly qualified experts.

At Doyen Sebesta, your business becomes our business. We represent local, regional, national, and international clients in a variety of commercial and business related matters and litigation. We are dedicated to providing each client with experienced, focused representation which emphasizes that client’s business objectives and offers cost-effective solutions.

Practice Areas:
Subrogation & Recovery; First Party Defense/Bad Faith; Insurance Coverage; Third Party Defense; Construction; Creditor Rights; Employment Law; Premises Liability; Product Liability; Real Estate; Transportation Liability; Real Estate Transactions; Mergers & Acquisitions; Entity Formation & Organization;
Employment; Corporate Representation/Commercial Transactions; Banking & Lender Representation.

Touchstone Bernays

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Touchstone Bernays

4040 Renaissance Tower
1201 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75270-2196
Phone: (214) 741-1166
touchstonelaw.com

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R. Wayne Gordon
Partner
wayne.gordon@tbjbs.com

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Ronald W. Johnson
Partner
ron.johnson@tbjbs.com

Recognized as one of the leading defense litigation firms in Texas since 1946, Touchstone Bernays is one of only two firms in the state that has continuously been recommended by their insurance clients in A.M. Best Co.’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys since the firm was founded. Ranked in the top 1/2 of 1% of law firms in legal ability and ethics, Touchstone appears on Fortune Magazine’s List of the Top Ranked Law Firms in the United States.

Our lawyers continue to set the standard in all areas of civil trial practice representing both carriers and self-insureds defending professional negligence, products, premises, construction defect, toxic tort and intellectual property cases. In addition, our insurance coverage and appellate practices are well known and respected throughout Texas. We invite you to experience the difference a standard-setting law firm can make in your catastrophic or complex case, as well as more routine litigation matters.

An absolute core value of our firm is that our lawyers exercise complete and unquestioned integrity in all that we do—in our contacts with clients, litigants, courts, experts, juries, and the public. Our lawyers have the knowledge necessary to properly handle your litigation problem. We know the law, and how it should be applied. We also know the judges and other court personnel in the areas in which we practice, and know the proper experts and other support professionals needed to handle your litigation matters. We know the way juries think in Texas, and how to approach them with your fact situation.

Touchstone Bernays still treats the practice of law as a profession, and our lawyers are accordingly committed to handling your case in a professional and proper manner. They have the dedication that it takes to see your litigation matter through to the best result possible under the facts and law applicable to the case.

Practice Areas:
Premises Liability; Employer Liability; Products Liability; Professional Liability; Construction Accidents; Construction Defects; Trucking Liability; Auto Liability;
Coverage Opinions & Coverage Litigation; Health Care Liability; Excess, Reinsurance and Surplus; Bad Faith/Extra-Contractual; Oil Field Accidents; Government & Municipal Liability; Appellate; Business & Commercial; Employment Practices; Equine Law; Estate Planning and Probate; Mass Torts and Environmental Claims; Real Estate Law.

Hiltgen & Brewer, P.C.

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Hiltgen & Brewer, P.C.

9505 North Kelley Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73131
Phone: (405) 605-9000
hiltgenbrewer.com

MICHAEL BREWER

Michael W. Brewer
Shareholder/Director
mbrewer@hbokc.law

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Cary E. Hiltgen
President
chiltgen@hbokc.law

At the business law, commercial litigation and insurance litigation defense law offices of Hiltgen & Brewer, P.C., we know that your self-insured and insured business deserves professional, rigorous and experienced legal representation if you are being sued. Since 1996, the primary focus of H&B has been to provide trial and litigation expertise to self-insured and insured clients. In essence, our goal is to provide fast and effective results at a reasonable rate, with the emphasis on reasonable and results. We treat you like you are our only client. For big firm representation with a personal relationship and personal service.

If you have been named as a defendant in a claim, or need legal counsel about protecting your assets from litigation, the insurance defense law offices of Hiltgen & Brewer, P. C., contact the insurance defense law offices of Hiltgen & Brewer, P.C., to schedule an appointment to meet with us.

Our Directors provide a combined 90 years of effective trial defense litigation representation. Together with a team of associates and legal professionals, we give your business the intelligent, knowledgeable and effective representation you need to remain successful. Hiltgen & Brewer provides its services on an hourly billable and alternative fee basis. Our firm has extensive experience with a wide range of alternative fee structures.

Practice Areas:
Insurance Law; Personal Injury Defense; Premises Liability Defense; Product Liability Defense; Heavy Equipment Injury Claims Defense; Insurance Subrogation; Workers’ Compensation Defense; Errors Omissions/Directors and Officers Coverage; Railroad Defense; Employment Law; Trucking and Transportation Law; Architectural and Engineering Law; Business and Commercial Law; Construction Law; Dealer Distributor Law.

Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A.

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Mazanec, Raskin &
Ryder Co., L.P.A.

100 Franklin’s Row
34305 Solon Road
Cleveland, OH 44139
Phone: (440) 248-7906
mrrlaw.com

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Joseph F. Nicholas, Jr.
President & Managing Partner
jnicholas@mrrlaw.com

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John T. McLandrich
Partner & Chairman of the Board
jmclandrich@mrrlaw.com

Founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1980, Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., L.P.A. has built its reputation and practice by providing uncompromising legal representation that exceeds the objectives and expectations of our clients. As a mid-size regional law firm, we are able to provide our clients with focused personal attention. The vast majority of our clients deal directly with a senior partner.

From its inception, MRR has provided outstanding legal representation in virtually all types of litigated matters affecting insurers and their insureds, the business community and public entities of all types. In addition, our firm counsels businesses, individuals and public entities on a wide variety of matters including business formation, estate planning, probate, labor matters and legislation, risk management, planning and zoning and other issues facing local governmental clients.

The founding members of the firm, Tom Mazanec, Todd Raskin and Ed Ryder, are all former insurance claims professionals. Our firm is segmented into practice groups permitting each of our attorneys to gain a deep focus and understanding of the field in which he or she practices. As our practice has grown we have added legal professionals with strong backgrounds in fields other than the private practice of law. This breadth and depth of experience allows us to bring a unique understanding of our clients’ needs and objectives to the attorney-client relationship and provides for timely, cost-effective, successful representation.

Practice Areas:
General Liability; Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith; Product Liability; Professional Liability & Licensing; Directors & Officers Liability; Liquor Liability; Civil Rights & Government Liability; Employment & Labor Law; Insurance Agent Errors & Omissions; Auto & Commercial Trucking; Business Law & Real Estate; Construction Litigation; Medical Malpractice and Municipal Law.

Bailey & Dixon, LLP

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Bailey & Dixon, LLP

434 Fayetteville Street,
Suite 2500
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 828-0731
bdixon.com

DAVID COATS

David S. Coats
dcoats@bdixon.com

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David S. Wisz
dwisz@bdixon.com

For over 90 years, Bailey & Dixon has been regarded as one of North Carolina’s most experienced and trusted law firms concentrating in administrative, business and insurance law, civil litigation, and governmental relations.

The attorneys who established Bailey & Dixon had the vision, ability and determination to build a first-rate law firm. Our size is and has been a deliberate, thoughtful process — we reject the notion that bigger is better. Practically all of our partners were originally associates. We are proud of our collegial environment, based upon mutual professional respect and personal friendships.

Bailey & Dixon is distinguished by our commitment to integrity, our excellence in representing client needs and our track record of success.

Practice Areas:
Insurance Law; Employment Law; Administrative Law; Business and Corporate Law; Litigation; Governmental Law; Estate Planning and Administration; Campaign Finance; Elections and Redistricting; Real Estate; Land Use and Development Law.

Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC

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Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC

45 Exchange Blvd.
Times Square Building,
Suite 250
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (585) 232-5885
connorscorcoran.com

Eileen E. Buholtz

Eileen E. Buholtz
ebuholtz@connorscorcoran.com

Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC is a multi-faceted law firm with a state-wide practice counseling our clients in business and personal matters and representing them in civil trial work and insurance law. We are highly skilled in helping our clients to achieve their goals as well as representing them aggressively in litigation when a law suit is warranted or has been commenced.

We counsel our individual and business clients in the formation and ongoing existence of small business; in buying, selling, leasing residential and commercial real estate; in estates and trusts planning and administration; and in all types of civil litigation including personal injury, breach of contract, and insurance claims.

Having stood the test of time since 1928, we have worked with major insurance companies representing their policy holders in law suits on many issues. Given that experience and background, we understand the ins and outs of the insurance industry as well as how to prosecute and defend all types of civil law suits.

Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC is a 100%-woman-owned business that tries cases, argues appeals, and mediates settlements. We close cases for amounts that are less their reserves in the shortest time possible. We lecture on substantive law and civil procedure. We serve on judicial evaluation committees for local and regional trial judges and for regional and statewide appellate judges. Our staff includes a mechanical engineer and a registered nurse.

Practice Areas:
Professional Malpractice; Products Liability; Premises Liability; Insurance Coverage; Automobile Negligence; Construction Site Accidents; Employment Discrimination.

Shafer Glazer, LLP

Shafer Glazer, LLP

125 Maiden Lane, Suite 16-A
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 267-0011
shaferglazer.com

HOWARD SHAFER

Howard S. Shafer
Partner
hshafer@shaferglazer.com

DAVID GLAZER

David A. Glazer
Partner
dglazer@shaferglazer.com

Shafer Glazer is a recognized leader in the field of Insurance and Corporate Liability Defense. Our firm has not only received Martindale-Hubbell’s® highest rating of AV® Peer Review Rated, but also is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers™ in the areas of Insurance Defense, Labor and Employment and Workers Compensation. In addition, A.M. Best has placed Shafer Glazer in its Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys. Our attorneys are Members of The Council on Litigation Management and hold the position of New York State Chair.

Shafer Glazer has extensive experience working with insurance companies, policy holders, third party administrators, captives, risk retention groups and large self-insured companies. Because of our depth of knowledge, our attorneys have been invited as speakers for business associations, municipal hearings and continuing education on topics relevant to our clients and insurance companies in New York and New Jersey.

Practice Areas:
Alternative Dispute Resolution; Appellate Practice; Attorney Malpractice; Automobile Liability; Commercial and Business Litigation; Construction Liability; Corporate Counsel; Directors and Officers Liability Defense; Employment Practices Liability; Environmental/Toxic Tort; General Liability; Insurance Coverage; Labor and Employment; Premises Liability; Products Liability Defense; Professional Liability Defense; Security Company Liability; Workers’ Compensation Defense.

Shafer Glazer, LLP

Shafer Glazer, LLP

82 North Summit Street
West Wing, 2nd Floor
Tenafly, NJ 07670
Phone: (212) 267-0011
shaferglazer.com

HOWARD SHAFER

Howard S. Shafer
Partner
hshafer@shaferglazer.com

DAVID GLAZER

David A. Glazer
Partner
dglazer@shaferglazer.com

Shafer Glazer is a recognized leader in the field of Insurance and Corporate Liability Defense. Our firm has not only received Martindale-Hubbell’s® highest rating of AV® Peer Review Rated, but also is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers™ in the areas of Insurance Defense, Labor and Employment and Workers Compensation. In addition, A.M. Best has placed Shafer Glazer in its Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys. Our attorneys are Members of The Council on Litigation Management and hold the position of New York State Chair.

Shafer Glazer has extensive experience working with insurance companies, policy holders, third party administrators, captives, risk retention groups and large self-insured companies. Because of our depth of knowledge, our attorneys have been invited as speakers for business associations, municipal hearings and continuing education on topics relevant to our clients and insurance companies in New York and New Jersey.

Practice Areas:
Alternative Dispute Resolution; Appellate Practice; Attorney Malpractice; Automobile Liability; Commercial and Business Litigation; Construction Liability; Corporate Counsel; Directors and Officers Liability Defense; Employment Practices Liability; Environmental/Toxic Tort; General Liability; Insurance Coverage; Labor and Employment; Premises Liability; Products Liability Defense; Professional Liability Defense; Security Company Liability; Workers’ Compensation Defense.