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Evan T. Knott

Counsel

Practice Areas

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Michigan, B.A.

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • State Supreme Court - Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit

Evan is experienced in handling complex insurance recovery and other commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts around the United States, as well as with various alternative dispute resolution fora. He has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer "Rising Star" in 2011, 2013 and 2014 in the area of insurance coverage litigation. His representations have encompassed clients ranging in size from Fortune 50 corporations to small individually owned businesses. Evan has successfully briefed and argued motions for summary judgment and directed verdict, and has argued before the Ohio Court of Appeals. Evan's representations cover a wide range of industries and businesses, including nationwide retailers, heavy truck and equipment manufacturers, real estate, oil refineries, pharmaceuticals, construction contractors and subcontractors, mutual fund advisers, processed food manufacturers, and scrap metal dealers.

Employment History

  • 2008 - Reed Smith
  • 2005 - Anderson Kill & Olick
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC

Honors & Awards

 Professional Honors

  • Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star 2011, 2013 and 2014 in Insurance Coverage Litigation

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
    Co-chair of the Construction Subcommittee

Notable Quotes

Evan has been quoted or cited as an authority on insurance law.  The following are recent representative samples:

  • "Virginia High Court Sets Aside Global Warming Ruling," Westlaw Journal of Insurance Coverage (February 10, 2012, Vol. 22, Issue 18)
  • "Virginia High Court's Analysis Flawed, Attorney Says, "Westlaw Journal of Insurance Coverage (September 23, 2011, Vol. 21, Issue 50) (commentary on the Virginia Supreme Court's ruling in Steadfast v. AES regarding insurer's duty to defend global warming litigation)