Admissions

  • Illinois
  • US District Court, Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, JD (magna cum laude), 2014
  • University of Bath, MA, 2011
  • University of Illinois, BA, 2009

 

Colin joined Kennedys as an Associate in 2021 and is based in the Chicago office. His practice includes counselling and defending insurers in third-party matters involving primary and excess commercial liability policies, commercial auto, and law enforcement liability. Colin also focuses his practice on first-party property matters due to catastrophic losses, including wildfires and hailstorms. Colin has successfully defended insurers in matters across the U.S. at both the trial court and appellate levels.

Colin received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned a master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Bath during which time he undertook coursework at the Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University of Berlin. Colin received his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a member of the University of Illinois Law Review.

Market recognition

  • 2020-2021 Illinois Rising Star

Publications

  • Co-Author, “Regulatory Estoppel Does Not Invalidate the Virus Exclusion,” published for Law360 (July 2020)
  • Co-Author, “Major Illinois Insurance Coverage Decisions from 2017,” published for Law360 (January 2018)
  • Co-Author, “Illinois Biometric Privacy Suits Brings Insurance Questions,” published for Law360 (November 2017)
  • Co-Author, “The Modern Fraudster: How Courts Are Responding to Social Engineering Fraud,” published for Insurance Journal (November 2017)
  • Co-Author, “Blurred Lines: Insurers No Face Increasingly Draconian Consequences for Breaching Their Duty to Defend,” published for Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Disputes (July 2016)
  • Co-Author, “No Excess Insurance Drop Down When Primary Goes Belly Up,” published for Law360 (January 2016)
  • Co-Author, “Notable Illinois Insurance Coverage Decisions in 2015,” published for Law360 (December 2015)
  • Co-Author, “EPLI Carriers Beware the Rising Tide of FCRA Background Check Class Actions,” published for InsideCounsel (June 2015)
  • Co-Author, “How to Maintain a Sterling’ Reputation With Your Clients: What You Need to Know About CGL Coverage for Unauthorized Recording Claims,” published for Mealey’s Emerging Disputes (February 2015)
  • Co-Author, “Settlement Wars: Episode 2 – The Franks Casing/Blue Ridge Sage Continues,” published for DRI Covered Events (November 2014)