George J. Manos

Partner

  • location icon Chicago, IL
    550 West Adams Street
    Suite 300
    Chicago, IL 60661

George Manos is a partner in the Chicago office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Law, Bad Faith Litigation, Directors & Officers Coverage & Litigation, and Insurance Coverage Practices. Mr. Manos has focused his practice in the area of insurance coverage claims and disputes, representing insurers regionally and nationally. He has significant experience in declaratory judgment and bad faith litigation and arbitrations throughout the country, including as lead trial counsel. Mr. Manos has argued before state and federal trial and appellate courts, and his efforts have resulted in published case law in various jurisdictions on behalf of insurers.

Mr. Manos also services the firm's clients by participating in both formal and informal seminars, and collaborates on desktop resource guides and surveys on issues pertinent to insurer clients. He also assists insurers with policy construction and revision. Mr. Manos' practice incorporates experience with various types of coverage, including:

  • Lawyers Professional Liability
  • Accountants Professional Liability
  • Architects and Engineers Liability
  • Real Estate Agents and Brokers Liability
  • Physicians Professional Liability
  • Public Entities and Officials Coverage
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • Excess and Umbrella Policies
  • CGL Coverage
  • First Party Property Claims

Representative Published and Non-Published Decisions

  • TIG Ins. Co. v. Smart School, 401F.Supp. 2d 1334 (S.D. Fl. 2005)
  • Esplin v. Westport Ins. Corp., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30494 (D. Ut. 2004)
  • Washko v. Westport Ins. Corp., 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13822 (E.D. Pa. 2002)
  • Pelagatti v. Mt. Airy Ins. Co., 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4963 (E.D. Pa. 1996)
  • Rockford Mut. Ins. Co. v. Blaase, 246 Ill. App. 3d 498 (4th Dist. 1993)
  • ISLIC v. Gutierrez, No. 97-4638 (11th Cir. 1999)
  • Brown & Lacounte v. Westport Ins. Co., 307 F. 3d 660 (7th Cir. 2008)
  • Coregis Ins. Co. v. Caruso, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 12905 (3rd Cir. 2008)
  • Ackerman v. Westport Ins. Co., No. 06-4142 (D.N.J. 2008)
  • Carolina Cas. Ins. Co. v. Red Coats, No. 14-12002 (11th Cir. 2015)
  • Carolina Cas. Ins. Co. v. Gallagher Sharp, No. 10-2492 (N.D. Oh. 2013)
  • Chicago Ins. Co. v. Capwill, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 174086 (N.D. Oh. 2011)
  • Haley v. Kolbe, No. 14-99 (W.D. Wi. 2016)

Professional Presentations

How to Prevent Bad Faith Claims, National Risk Management Association Annual Conference, Risk Retention Group, Washington D.C. Fall 2010. 

Admissions

Illinois

United States Courts of Appeals

Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits

United States District Courts

Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Western District of Wisconsin, Southern District of Mississippi, Northern District of Florida, District of Nebraska, District of Colorado, District of Alabama, Western District of Michigan

Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois

Education

DePaul College of Law

Juris Doctor, 1986

DePaul University

Bachelor of Arts with honors, 1983

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