Sam Stalker is an experienced litigator, managing all aspects of complex insurance coverage litigation, focusing his practice on the representation of insurance carriers in matters involving professional liability, commercial general liability, and first-party property disputes. Sam regularly provides claims handling and coverage advice and analysis to insurers and has significant experience litigating declaratory judgment actions, as well as lawsuits alleging breach of contract, rescission, and bad faith.
Sam has been a frequent presenter to claims professionals and attorneys on a range of insurance coverage topics, including bad faith, time-limited policy limit demands, food contamination, and coverage exposures under evolving sexual abuse legislation. He has also authored many articles and client-specific surveys and treatises addressing topics such as the duty to defend, waiver and estoppel, general liability coverage for cyberattacks, and coverage exposure under employer’s liability policies resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sam earned his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.