Leena Soni

Partner

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

Leena Soni is a partner in the Chicago office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Coverage, Bad Faith Litigation and Appellate Practices. For more than 20 years, Ms. Soni has concentrated her practice in counseling national and international insurers on a wide range of coverage issues under numerous types of policies, including general liability, professional liability, directors and officers and first-party. Ms. Soni has extensive litigation experience in representing insurers against high-exposure coverage and bad faith claims at the primary and excess levels. She also has an active appellate practice, which includes collaborating with trial counsel in considering and drafting dispositive pre-trial motions, motions in limine, jury instructions, verdict forms and post-trial motions to preserve issues on appeal.

Representative Cases

  • Dudley v. Red Roof Inns, Inc., 2017 IL App (1st) 153606-U
  • Mushrush v. Feinberg, 2016 IL App (4th) 160069-U
  • McDowell v. OSF Healthcare Sys., 2015 IL App (1st) 120465-U
  • Pang v. Farmers Ins. Grp., 2014 IL App (1st) 123204
  • Klehr v. Ill. Farmers Ins. Co., 2013 IL App (1st) 121843
  • Ill. Farmers Ins. Co. v. Schneider, 2013 IL App (1st) 122304-U
  • CIMCO Communs., Inc. v. Nat'l Fire Ins. Co., 407 Ill. App. 3d 32 (1st Dist. 2011)
  • Argonaut Ins. Co. v. Safway Steel Prods., 355 Ill. App. 3d 1 (1st Dist. 2004)
  • Moukalled v. Minn. Life Ins. Co., 88 F. App'x 865 (6th Cir. 2004)
  • Russo v. Nassau Cty. Cmty. Coll., 81 N.Y.2d 690, 623 N.E.2d 15 (1993)

Publications

Co-authored “Risk, Reform & Restatement”, Pharmaceutical Executive, July 1999

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Illinois
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Admissions

Illinois

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Associations

  • University of Iowa Law School Foundation, Board of Directors, 2018 – present
  • Association of Professional Insurance Women
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Bottomless Closet, Board of Directors, 2003-2008

Education

University of Iowa

Juris Doctor

University of Missouri

Bachelor of Journalism

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