kdreher@reedsmith.com

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Kevin is a commercial litigator and trial lawyer with a practice that includes insurance recovery litigation on behalf of corporate policyholders, complex commercial litigation and insurance-related counseling. Kevin’s insurance recovery-related litigation experience has involved a broad array of coverage matters, including general liability and business risks, directors’ & officers’ liability, professional liability, cargo and marine, public officials’ liability, first-party property, business and contingent business interruption, product liability, environmental and asbestos liability, and more. He has litigated and negotiated resolution of insurance disputes with all major U.S. insurers and the London and Bermuda markets. Kevin’s insurance coverage practice is nationwide and has involved litigation in jurisdictions throughout the United States, as well as arbitrations in London and Bermuda.

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, "Rising Star in General Litigation," Illinois Super Lawyers (2011-2012)

Teachings

  • Trial Advocacy, University of Illinois, Speech Communication Department (Fall 2001, Spring 2002).
  • Introduction to Public Speaking, University of Illinois, Speech Communication Department (Fall 2001, Spring 2002).
  • Competitive Public Speaking, University of Illinois, Speech Communication Department (Fall 2000, Spring 2001).
  • Torts, Teaching Assistant to Professor Tom Ginsburg, University of Illinois College of Law (Fall 2001).
  • Statutory Interpretation, Teaching Assistant to Professor Elaine Shoben, University of Illinois College of Law (Fall 2001).
  • Torts, Teaching Assistant to Professor David Meyer, University of Illinois College of Law (Fall 2002).

Credentials

  • University of Illinois College of Law, 2002, J.D., Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, University of Illinois (2002)
  • Loyola University Chicago, 1996, M.A.
  • University of Michigan, 1993, B.A.
  • University of Strausburg, France, International Institute of Human Rights, 1992

  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association