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Thomas B. Orlando

A founding partner in the firm, Thomas B. Orlando concentrates his practice in appellate law, commercial litigation and consulting, insurance, and professional liability.  His expertise is in appellate practice; commercial dispute avoidance and resolution, including association law; commercial property and liability coverage and litigation, including primary, excess, and reinsurance matters, and bad faith and business interruption issues; and construction.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant and prior to pursuing his legal career worked for the firm of Price Waterhouse.



Mr. Orlando earned his B.S. degree in Accounting with a minor in History from Miami University in 1988 and his J.D. degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1994.

Bar Admissions

Mr. Orlando is authorized to practice law in Illinois and in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Sixth, and Seventh Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, Northern District of Ohio, and Eastern District of Wisconsin.  He has also represented clients in matters pending in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Professional Associations

Mr. Orlando is a member of the Appellate Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the American Bar Association where he serves on Appellate Advocacy, Business Torts Litigation, Commercial and Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation, Property Insurance Law, and Excess Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Committees.

Cited Cases

RLI Ins. Co. v. Highlands on Ponce, LLC, 635 S.E.2d 168 (Ga. Ct. App. 2006); Detroit Water Team Joint Venture v. Agricultural Ins. Co., et al., 371 F.3d 336 (6th Cir. 2004); Pure Tech Systems, Inc. v. Mt. Hawley Ins. Co., et al., 2004 U.S. App. LEXIS 5988 (6th Cir. 2004); Lambros Douskos v. Eden Park Ins. Co., 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7953 (W.D. Tex. 2001); United Fire & Casualty Co., et al. v. Arkwright Mutual Ins. Co., 53 F.Supp.2d 632 (S.D. N.Y. 1999).


Mr. Orlando authored “‘Document’ Retention Policies in an Electronic Age,” President & CEO, August 2005, and has co-authored numerous articles including, “Recent Developments in Excess Insurance, Surplus Lines Insurance, and Reinsurance Law,” Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Winter 2005; “Business Interruption Claims: An Insurer’s Perspective,” TIPS on Insurance Coverage Law, 1995; and “Discovery Antidotes for the Defense,” Good Faith on Trial, 1995, a publication of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.  His cases have been featured in Andrews Insurance Coverage Litigation Report, Andrews International Reinsurance Dispute Reporter, Mealey’s Litigation Report: Insurance, and Mealey’s Litigation Report: Reinsurance.

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