George Manos


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, and chair of the Insurance Agents & Brokers E&O Practice. 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’ coverage practice includes professional liability, commercial general liability, construction defect, public entities and officials, directors and officers liability, not for profit organizations, first party claims, and excess and umbrella policies.

In addition, Mr. Manos regularly defends clients in professional malpractice matters (lawyers, architects and engineers, real estate agents and brokers), and handles general liability litigation on behalf of website and software developers, homeowners associations, and directors and officers, as well as premises liability cases. He also represents clients in commercial litigation matters including contract and business-related disputes.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Insurance Law
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Directors & Officers Coverage
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA)
  • COVID-19: Insurance Coverage
  • COVID-19 Response Resource Center
  • First Party Property
  • Professional Liability
  • Architects & Engineers
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • General Liability
  • Complex Business & Commercial Litigation

Additional Experience



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


Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois

Awards & Honors

Listed in Best Lawyers in America® 2023 & 2024 — Insurance Law

Professional Presentations

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


DePaul College of Law

Juris Doctor, 1986

DePaul University

Bachelor of Arts with honors, 1983

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)