GREGORY T. GLEN
Gregory T. Glen concentrates his practice in premises liability, construction, transportation, product liability, automobile, bad faith insurance claims, arson, commercial litigation and general insurance defense matters. He has over 25 jury trials and 150 mandatory arbitration hearings. Cases tried to verdict include auto accidents, dram shop claims, premises liability, construction defect and an assortment of cases ranging from breach of contract to bad faith insurance claims. He has litigated cases ranging from small claims to wrongful death and catastrophic losses involving multiple death and injuries, all resulting in favorable outcomes from primary and excess insurance carriers. Gregory has successfully mediated dozens of cases to settlement, and litigated and tried cases throughout the entire State of Illinois. Gregory also drafted a winning Appeal in case establishing plaintiff must first seek leave of court before filing a claim for punitive damages pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/2-604.1.
Prior to joining Kopka Pinkus Dolin, Gregory worked for a premiere national trial firm representing an excess insurance client. He was a lead trial associate in two bus accidents cases involving multiple deaths and injuries, an excessive force claim against an infamous local township and police department, and a construction defect case that resulted in a $10,000,000 subrogation settlement for a distribution center that sustained a collapsed roof from improper roof drainage.
TRIAL AND CASE HIGHLIGHTS
- Gregory tried to verdict and received a not guilty award in a dram shop claim arising from an alleged intoxicated driver striking the plaintiff’s vehicle; as a result the plaintiff lost his left eye and sustained multiple broken bones, including a fractured left hip and ankle.
Another case tried to verdict, wherein Gregory received a not guilty award, was a dram shop/premises liability claim whereby two off duty Chicago Police Officers attempted to enter a tavern and the owner refused entrance to the premises. He fought off two assaults and caused them to receive injuries and claimed emotional distress.
- In a settlement achieved during trial, Gregory settled a $5,000,000 property loss claim for $5,000 due to negligent spoliation of evidence when the plaintiff’s retained expert witness destroyed a metal coupling from a water riser that broke in a 60 story Chicago high rise, resulting in extensive flooding and water damage.
Gregory obtained a $625,000 subrogation settlement during trial against an electrical contractor responsible for causing $650,000 in property damage due to an electrical fire at an animal hospital in Peoria County, Illinois.
As retained trial consultant for primary counsel in bad faith insurance claim whereby homeowner intentionally burned down home, Gregory received a not guilty award for the insurance company. In addition the insurance company was awarded a $125,000 judgment against homeowner on counterclaim for insurance company having to pay mortgage. With no evidence as to how fire was started, plaintiffs’ liability was established when the wife claimed her husband called her cell phone to notify her of the fire. The cell phone records demonstrated that her husband made no such telephone call.
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association
U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois
John Marshall Law School, J.D.
Loyola University of Chicago, B.A. and B.S.