Jason E. DeVore
Jason E. DeVore
Jason E. DeVore
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Biography

Jason is a highly accomplished litigator, who is licensed to practice in Illinois and is a member of the Trial Bar for three U.S. District Courts in Illinois: Northern District, Central District and Southern District. Jason has significant experience defending §1983 Constitutional claims, addressing sophisticated insurance coverage issues, and litigating complex commercial disputes. Additionally, Jason has successfully led insurers to become admitted to issue insurance policies in the State of Illinois, using his experience as an underwriter, claims adjuster and internal compliance auditor to foster the process.

Jason and his partners founded DeVore Radunsky Miller Berger LLC in the Chicago Loop to bring their nearly 90 years’ experience to their clients. Jason and his team employ a collaborative, client-focused approach to best achieve desirable results. The DeVore Radunsky Miller Berger LLC team represents a wide variety of clients in complex, high-exposure matters, including constitutional law, insurance coverage, contract interpretation, commercial litigation, municipal law, risk management, catastrophic losses, transportation, truckers, water intrusion, fire and arson, toxic torts, environmental contamination, and large-scale subrogation.

Jason’s practice embraces representation of government entities, municipalities, state actors in the public sector. Representative clients include contractors, developers and companies in the construction industry, along with businesses, insurance carriers, and individuals. Jason has successfully litigated numerous appeals and frequently lectures on topics related to the insurance and construction industries. Jason is the primary client contact and lead counsel for insurance coverage matters within the firm.

Jason has been primary counsel for many successful appeals and has been selected as the preferred coverage counsel for A+ rated insurers. Jason provides counsel regarding civil rights, contracts, personal injury, tenders of defense, triggers of coverage, allocation, intellectual property, advertising injury, pastoral abuse, trade secrets, professional liability, commercial and personal lines, umbrella and excess coverage, construction defects and accidents, trucking and auto liability, liquidation and dissolution of insurance carriers, insurance producer professional liability, compliance, and insurance pooling agreements.

Jason recognizes the importance of understanding different court systems throughout to country. Jason has handled a wide variety of matters in Illinois and throughout the United States, including Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Washington and Wisconsin. Jason is a member of the Trial Bar for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and is admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois.
 

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1997
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois Trial Bar

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor - 1997
  • Central College, Pella, Iowa
    • Business Management

Professional Associations

  • Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA), Member
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois Defense Counsel of Trial Lawyers
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, International
  • Underground Contractors' Association

Classes & Seminars

  • Guidance for Personal Injury Attorneys", Lorman Webinar, August 23, 2019
  • Presentation, "Construction Coverage & Risk Transfer", Hispanic American Construction Industry Association ("HACIA"), Chicago, IL, 2017
  • Presentation, "Negotiation Tactics", Crawford/Broadspire, Schaumburg, IL, 2017
  • Presentation, "OSHA Inspections-What You Need To Know", Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA), St. Charles, IL, 2017
  • Presentation, "The Crisis Management & Accident Response Checklist", Underground Contractors Association Statewide Utility Roundtable, Peoria, IL and Itasca, Illinois, 2017
  • Presentation, "Construction Negligence and Associated Insurance Coverage Issues", Underground Contractors Association Statewide Utility Roundtable, Peoria, IL and Itasca, Illinois, 2015
  • Presentation, “Strategies For Contractual Risk Shifting In Construction”, Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) Conference Seminar, ITT-Rice Campus, Wheaton, IL, 2013
  • Presentation, “Claims Handling Techniques”, Crawford & Company Seminar, 2010
  • Presentation, "Claims Investigation Techniques in the First 60 Days”, CCMSI Seminar, 2010

Published Works

  • "Public Policy and the Art of Drafting Conforming Insurance Policies", Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Volume 27, No. 1, 1st Quarter, 2017
  • "Making Waves with Water Intrusion Mold Claims", Trial Journal of Illinois Trial Lawyers Assoc., Summer 2004
  • "To Appeal or Not to Appeal . . . An Insurer's Duty to Appeal an Adverse Decision", IDC Quarterly, 1st Qtr 2000

Honors

  • Illinois Super Lawyers

Representative Cases

  • Farmland Industries v. AIG, et al., Represented Farmland Industries and obtained $63 million settlement
  • The Osler Institute, Inc. v. Richard Miller, No. 1-12-3053 (August 8, 2013) (first of two suits)
  • The Osler Institute, Inc. v. Richard Miller, 2015 IL App (1st) 133899 (January 9, 2015) (second of two suits)
  • Illinois Emcasco Ins. Co. v. Waukegan Steel Sales, Inc., 2013 IL App (1st) 120735, (September 9, 2013) (published opinion)

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Municipal/1983 Claims
  • Toxic Tort
  • Construction Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Retail
  • Wrongful Death
  • Trucking Claims
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Fire Claims
  • Large Loss Property Damage Claims
  • Products Liability
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Transactional/Commercial Work