Cozen O’Connor: Stalker, Samuel R.

Samuel R. Stalker

Counsel

Chicago

(312) 382-3188

(312) 706-9708

Sam Stalker focuses his practice on the representation of insurance carriers in coverage matters involving professional liability, employment practices liability, and commercial general liability. He also represents engineers and architects in litigated matters. Sam is an experienced litigator, handling all aspects of coverage litigation, including matters involving the interpretation of policies, rescission, reformation, breach of contract, and bad faith. He also advises insurers in all aspects of coverage analysis.

Sam earned his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan.
 

Experience

Publications

Defining War [Best's Review]

September 04, 2019

Samuel Stalker contributed an article to Best's Review titled, "Defining War." In this article, Sam discusses how interpreting war exclusions in cases involving cyber warfare will require nuance, as well as deference to the evolving landscape of government conflict.

Ninth Circuit (California): Hamas Attacks on Israel Do Not Trigger the War Exclusions [Alert]

July 22, 2019

Joe Ziemianski, Irene Yesowitch, and Sam Stalker discuss the Circuit Court's decision in Universal Cable Prods., LLC v. Atlantic Specialty Ins. Co. and what it means for insurers in and out of California.

Ohio Supreme Court: Contractor Not Covered for Subcontractor’s Faulty Work Due to Lack of Occurrence [Global Insurance Alert]

October 11, 2018

Sam Stalker and Teri Mae Rutledge discuss an Ohio Supreme Court ruling that deviates from the recent trend, holding that the “nuanced” interpretation of the policies in those other decisions did not supersede the plain requirement for coverage of property damage caused by an occurrence.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2019 Professional Liability Seminar

October 03, 2019 - New York, NY

2019 PLRB Central Regional Adjusters Conference

September 10, 2019 - Minneapolis, MN

Industry Sectors

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 2006
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court -- Colorado
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Wisconsin