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Richard Valentino

Richard T. Valentino

Partner, Smith & Amundsen


Contact Info

Smith & Amundsen
150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 894–3392
Fax: (312) 997–1864

www.salawus.com


Background

Mr. Valentino writes on the topic of personal lines courts and coverage for IRMI.com.

As a partner in the law firm of O'Hagan, Smith & Amundsen in Chicago, Mr. Valentino concentrates his practice in the areas of insurance coverage and liability defense litigation. He has represented primary and excess insurers in a broad spectrum of coverage matters involving auto, environmental, general liability, health, homeowners, professional liability, property and workers’ compensation/employers’ liability insurance. His work includes the preparation of coverage opinions and handling of all phases of litigation of coverage suits in state and federal courts.

Mr. Valentino is a frequent author and speaker on litigation topics. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, and is a former member of the ISBA Insurance Law Section Council; Chair, Subcommittee on Legislation (1997-2000). Mr. Valentino graduated from DePaul University in 1981. He received his juris doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School in 1984.

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