Foran Glennon Expands Chicago Litigation Team

Foran Glennon welcomes shareholder John Smith, partners Howard Pikel and Matthew Reddy and associate Alexander Beehler to the firm’s Chicago office.

The four litigators bring decades of trial experience to the firm, deepening Foran Glennon’s bench in insurance defense work with an emphasis on medical malpractice.

“We have been impressed with Howard, John, Matt and Alex’s remarkable track record with bench and jury trials in the insurance defense space,” said firm president Thomas Orlando. “This addition underscores the tremendous breadth Foran Glennon provides our insurance coverage clients and our ability to successfully litigate every type of matter throughout their lines: property, coverage, subrogation and liability defense.”

John Smith centers his practice in civil litigation with extensive experience in medical malpractice. As a seasoned litigator representing clients for over 35 years, John works with clients through every unique challenge they face in environmental litigation, medical malpractice, product liability and more to achieve favorable results.

Howard Pikel concentrates his practice in product and premises liability and medical malpractice. With thorough experience resolving cases through jury trials, mediations and settlements, Howard skillfully navigates matters pertaining to catastrophic injury, wrongful death, auto and trucking liability, construction liability and lead poisoning and contamination.

Matthew Reddy focuses his practice on medical malpractice with specific experience in civil litigation matters. By viewing cases from all angles, developing strong defenses early and keeping his clients’ priorities forefront, Matthew has tried cases to verdict resulting in millions saved for clients in requested damages.

Alexander Beehler concentrates his practice on medical negligence, product liability and other tort liability actions. Alex is a problem solver who analyzes circumstances in each case to pinpoint unique challenges and solve problems. He uses strong legal writing skills, coupled with trial and appellate experience, to craft solutions that work for the benefit of his clients.

Since 2001, Foran Glennon has represented clients across the globe, offering sophisticated legal services in a cost-effective manner. Deep-rooted in the insurance industry, the firm’s solution-focused attorneys represent insurance companies and other businesses in coverage, defense and subrogation matters, as well as commercial litigation and bankruptcy, insolvency and creditors’ rights.