Meagher + Geer announces that  partner Charles Spevacek has been selected to receive a 2021 Minnesota ICON award. The Minnesota ICON awards recognize individuals with proven success throughout a lengthy and accomplished career. Honorees are leaders in their field who have been active in their communities and in mentoring the next generation.

Chuck’s years of achievement, keen ability to lead, succeed in the courtroom or in a conference room, and inspire others all contributed to his selection. Nominators noted, “In a field where consistency is key, major property-casualty insurance companies facing coverage disputes with their policyholders, particularly those pled as class-actions, tend to rely on a small handful of specialized practitioners to represent them on a nationwide basis. Minnesota’s Charles Spevacek is one of that small group of elite attorneys—an “ICON” in his field—relied upon by his clients to handle from coast-to-coast their most vexing claims.”

Chuck has more than 30 years of experience litigating complex commercial cases, with particular emphasis on the trial and appeal of insurance coverage disputes, including breach of contract, declaratory judgment and bad faith actions. He has served as a national coordinating coverage counsel for several of his clients, including on matters involving environmental losses, cyber-liability, TPCA claims and, most recently, COVID-19 claims. He has shared his expertise on insurance issues in testimony before the Minnesota Legislature.

Chuck serves on the Board of Directors of Ridgeview Hospital Foundation, and is a Past-Chair. He has served on the Board of Directors of The Purdue Alumni Association and of Center of the American Experiment.

The Finance & Commerce and Minnesota Lawyer  ICON award honorees will be celebrated during a reception and awards ceremony December 9, 2021.