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John Eggum

A partner in the firm, John Eggum concentrates his practice on insurance coverage disputes and commercial litigation.  With respect to insurance coverage matters, Mr. Eggum has represented a variety of insurance companies in both third-party and first-party matters, including mass tort, cyber/technology liability, and professional liability disputes.  Mr. Eggum also represents both private and public companies (including financial institutions) in commercial disputes around the country.  He is also frequently retained by insurers and other creditors to provide representation in insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings.

Practice Areas:

Insurance Coverage (Third-Party – Mass Tort, Cyber/Technology Liability, Professional Liability, and other general liability coverage)

Insurance Coverage (First-Party – Cyber/Technology Claims, Inland Marine, Standard Fire, and other property coverage)

Commercial Litigation



Mr. Eggum earned his undergraduate degrees, a B.B.A. in Finance and a B.A. in Political Science, from The University of Iowa in 2005 and his J.D. degree with distinction, from The University of Iowa College of Law in 2008.

Following law school, he served as the law clerk to the Hon. Bruce A. Markell in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada.

Bar Admissions

Mr. Eggum is authorized to practice law in Illinois and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Professional Associations

Mr. Eggum is an active member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC), serving as the Vice-Chair of the IDC’s Legislative Committee and the Chair of the IDC’s Young Lawyers Division. He is also the Legislative Columnist for the IDC Quarterly. For several years, Mr. Eggum served as an appointed Investigator for the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association.




Mr. Eggum is the author of several publications, including:

“Not Enough to Go Around: Insurer Duties in Situations Involving Multiple Claimants and Multiple Insureds,” New Appleman on Insurance | Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law (Summer 2015 ed.);

“Chapter 109: ¬†Impact of Bankruptcy in Insurance Matters,”¬†New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition¬†(Jeffrey E. Thomas ed.);

“Protecting Lender Interest in Insurance Proceeds:¬† Bankruptcy and UCC Considerations,” 25 Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions 33 (November/December 2011); and

“Saving Homes in Bankruptcy:¬† Housing Affordability and Loan Modification,”¬†2008 Utah Law Review 1123.


Mr. Eggum earned the “Rising Star” designation in 2016, 2017, and 2018, as awarded by¬†Law and Politics. Only 2.5% of the total attorneys under the age of 40 in the State of Illinois earn this designation.

Mr. Eggum has been recognized by the Leading Lawyer Division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company as an “Emerging Lawyer,” a distinction conferred upon no more than 2% of Illinois lawyers.

Mr. Eggum is also a recipient of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Medal of Excellence.

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