Ruth McCoy


Ruth McCoy is a partner in the Chicago office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Law, Construction, General Liability, and Professional Liability Practices. Ms. McCoy has focused her practice in the area of insurance coverage and casualty litigation, including trial and appellate experience. She has vast experience in declaratory judgment and bad faith litigation throughout multiple federal district courts. Ms. McCoy’s practice further includes experience in numerous types of coverages, including professional liability coverage for lawyers, accountants, architects and engineers, real-estate agents and brokers, public entities and officials, directors and officers, and other specialty lines. She also provides counsel to the firm’s clients in the context of excess and umbrella policies, as well as primary CGL coverage.

Ms. McCoy has vast experience in the direct defense of Insureds, including but not limited to general civil litigation, commercial litigation, securities litigation, professional liability litigation, and construction litigation, encompassing claims related to both residential and commercial property claims.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Insurance Law
  • Construction
  • General Liability
  • Professional Liability

Additional Experience




United States District Court of Appeals

Seventh Circuit

United States District Courts

District Court of Colorado, Central District Court of Illinois, Northern District Court of Illinois, and Eastern District Court of Wisconsin


Illinois State Bar Association


Chicago Kent-College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Juris Doctor, 1989

University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana

Bachelor of Arts, with honors, 1986