Christopher J. Shannon
Partner | Chicago
Legal Assistant | Delma Haro
dharo@walkerwilcox.com | 312.244.6775
Paralegal | Kristin Duewerth
Overview

Christopher Shannon has significant experience counseling and representing insurers in a wide range of claims. He has handled insurance disputes throughout the country and devised successful strategies in complex matters on behalf of his clients. This practice includes both first-party property claims and third-party liability matters, including professional, employment practices, and general liability claims.

Christopher’s first-party practice involves losses throughout the United States with complex physical damage. He has experience advising clients on how to navigate a complex claims process and reach expeditious and reasonable resolutions of contested claims. Christopher has also represented domestic and international insurers that have been sued by their insureds in numerous jurisdictions, routinely obtaining favorable results and devising creative solutions to resolve disputed claims in an efficient manner. He has also presented to his clients on handling a claims.

In addition to his first-party practice, Christopher also represents clients in a variety of liability coverage matters. He routinely assists clients in analyzing their coverage obligations and has represented insurers in declaratory judgment actions on numerous liability claims and obtained favorable rulings with respect to his clients’ defense and indemnity obligations.

Finally, Christopher has represented professionals in a wide array of liability claims. He has represented lawyers, title agents, surveyors, med spas, genetics laboratories, title agents, and other professionals that have been sued for alleged negligence.  In a recent representative matter, Christopher drafted a successful motion to dismiss an action brought by an insurer against an insurance broker, thus avoiding significant expense and exposure to the client.

Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, D. Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
Education
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Dayton, B.A.
Notable Decisions

Representative cases include:

  • Represented domestic insurer in complex first-party property matter on force-placed insurance policy at abandoned microchip processing facility with claim of millions of dollars in damage;
  • Represented Lloyd’s syndicates in numerous first-party property claims involving high-end residential properties and claims of complex damage to building and personal property, as well as claims of loss of use damage;
  • Represented domestic insurer in third-party liability claim arising out of sexual assault and obtained dismissal of suit against client that was upheld by the Nebraska Supreme Court;
  • Counseled domestic insurer regarding third-party liability claims for alleged sexual assault occurring over 20 year period and time element issues involved in claim;
  • Advised international insurers on handling and resolution of significant number of wind and hail claims; and
  • Advised clients on numerous claims involving damage caused by hazardous materials and application of pollution exclusion to such claims.
Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
    – Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

Christopher J. Shannon
Partner | Chicago
Legal Assistant | Delma Haro
dharo@walkerwilcox.com | 312.244.6775
Paralegal | Kristin Duewerth
Overview

Christopher Shannon has significant experience counseling and representing insurers in a wide range of claims. He has handled insurance disputes throughout the country and devised successful strategies in complex matters on behalf of his clients. This practice includes both first-party property claims and third-party liability matters, including professional, employment practices, and general liability claims.

Christopher’s first-party practice involves losses throughout the United States with complex physical damage. He has experience advising clients on how to navigate a complex claims process and reach expeditious and reasonable resolutions of contested claims. Christopher has also represented domestic and international insurers that have been sued by their insureds in numerous jurisdictions, routinely obtaining favorable results and devising creative solutions to resolve disputed claims in an efficient manner. He has also presented to his clients on handling a claims.

In addition to his first-party practice, Christopher also represents clients in a variety of liability coverage matters. He routinely assists clients in analyzing their coverage obligations and has represented insurers in declaratory judgment actions on numerous liability claims and obtained favorable rulings with respect to his clients’ defense and indemnity obligations.

Finally, Christopher has represented professionals in a wide array of liability claims. He has represented lawyers, title agents, surveyors, med spas, genetics laboratories, title agents, and other professionals that have been sued for alleged negligence.  In a recent representative matter, Christopher drafted a successful motion to dismiss an action brought by an insurer against an insurance broker, thus avoiding significant expense and exposure to the client.

Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, D. Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
Education
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Dayton, B.A.
Notable Decisions

Representative cases include:

  • Represented domestic insurer in complex first-party property matter on force-placed insurance policy at abandoned microchip processing facility with claim of millions of dollars in damage;
  • Represented Lloyd’s syndicates in numerous first-party property claims involving high-end residential properties and claims of complex damage to building and personal property, as well as claims of loss of use damage;
  • Represented domestic insurer in third-party liability claim arising out of sexual assault and obtained dismissal of suit against client that was upheld by the Nebraska Supreme Court;
  • Counseled domestic insurer regarding third-party liability claims for alleged sexual assault occurring over 20 year period and time element issues involved in claim;
  • Advised international insurers on handling and resolution of significant number of wind and hail claims; and
  • Advised clients on numerous claims involving damage caused by hazardous materials and application of pollution exclusion to such claims.
Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
    – Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

  • Focus Areas
  • Overview

    Christopher Shannon has significant experience counseling and representing insurers in a wide range of claims. He has handled insurance disputes throughout the country and devised successful strategies in complex matters on behalf of his clients. This practice includes both first-party property claims and third-party liability matters, including professional, employment practices, and general liability claims.

    Christopher’s first-party practice involves losses throughout the United States with complex physical damage. He has experience advising clients on how to navigate a complex claims process and reach expeditious and reasonable resolutions of contested claims. Christopher has also represented domestic and international insurers that have been sued by their insureds in numerous jurisdictions, routinely obtaining favorable results and devising creative solutions to resolve disputed claims in an efficient manner. He has also presented to his clients on handling a claims.

    In addition to his first-party practice, Christopher also represents clients in a variety of liability coverage matters. He routinely assists clients in analyzing their coverage obligations and has represented insurers in declaratory judgment actions on numerous liability claims and obtained favorable rulings with respect to his clients’ defense and indemnity obligations.

    Finally, Christopher has represented professionals in a wide array of liability claims. He has represented lawyers, title agents, surveyors, med spas, genetics laboratories, title agents, and other professionals that have been sued for alleged negligence.  In a recent representative matter, Christopher drafted a successful motion to dismiss an action brought by an insurer against an insurance broker, thus avoiding significant expense and exposure to the client.

  • Credentials
    Admissions
    • Colorado
    • Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, D. Colorado
    • U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
    Education
    • DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
    • University of Dayton, B.A.
  • Experience

    Representative cases include:

    • Represented domestic insurer in complex first-party property matter on force-placed insurance policy at abandoned microchip processing facility with claim of millions of dollars in damage;
    • Represented Lloyd’s syndicates in numerous first-party property claims involving high-end residential properties and claims of complex damage to building and personal property, as well as claims of loss of use damage;
    • Represented domestic insurer in third-party liability claim arising out of sexual assault and obtained dismissal of suit against client that was upheld by the Nebraska Supreme Court;
    • Counseled domestic insurer regarding third-party liability claims for alleged sexual assault occurring over 20 year period and time element issues involved in claim;
    • Advised international insurers on handling and resolution of significant number of wind and hail claims; and
    • Advised clients on numerous claims involving damage caused by hazardous materials and application of pollution exclusion to such claims.
  • Affiliations
    • American Bar Association
      – Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
    • Colorado Bar Association
    • Denver Bar Association

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