January 28, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Pre-Paid (Member): $35.00
Pre-Paid (Non-Member): $40.00
Pay at the Door (Member): $40.00
Pay at the Door (Non-Member): $45.00


The Sophisticated Judge – When Experts Become Necessary

We know that a judge serves as an impartial decision maker in the pursuit of justice.  What may not be as clear to testifying experts is that the judge also possesses a sophisticated level of knowledge about the facts and issues in each case – whether through academic knowledge or experience.  So why are testifying experts needed?  John Vishneski will discuss the expert’s role to educate an already informed trier of fact through interesting case illustrations involving several disciplines.


John Vishneski focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage litigation. His experience is broad and includes coverage disputes concerning toxic torts liability, mortgage defaults, real property title defects, environmental liability, intellectual property liability, commercial property damage and business interruption.  He is both a trial lawyer and an advisor.  John has litigated insurance coverage disputes involving diverse types of insurance, including First Party Property policies, Title Insurance policies, General Liability policies, Directors & Officers Liability policies, Mortgage Insurance policies, Credit Insurance policies and Employment Practices Liability policies and has extensive knowledge of insurance policy drafting history. John advises clients regarding negotiation of new and renewal policies with respect all coverages purchased by commercial businesses.  He has represented clients in many jurisdictions, including the Supreme Court of Illinois and the Supreme Court of Connecticut.  His practice is nationwide and also involves Lloyds and the London Market.  John also acts as both neutral and party-appointed arbitrator in complex insurance coverage disputes.


123 Wacker Conference Room
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Chicago, IL 60606