The law firm of Meagher & Geer is pleased to announce that the firm and two of our partners are recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm is ranked in Minnesota in the category Litigation: General Commercial, including Appellate.

Chuck Spevacek and Bill Hart are singled out as Leading Individuals. Chuck is the co-head of the firm’s Insurance practice group, and Bill is the firm’s managing partner, and former head of the firm’s Appellate group. Here are a few excerpts from Chambers 2015:

  • William Hart’s practice focuses on insurance coverage matters and appellate law, where he maintains a strong reputation.
  • Chuck Spevacek is characterized by clients as “exceptionally knowledgeable” on insurance coverage issues and “very experienced in litigating coverage and bad faith disputes.”
  • What the team is known for: Litigation defense practice that is extremely highly regarded for its work assisting insurance companies with coverage disputes. Also known for its expertise in appellate cases.
  • Strengths: (Quotes mainly from clients): “Excellent law firm. I trust them with some of my most complex cases and they are on a par with some of the best insurance coverage firms nationwide.”
  • Work highlights:
    • Represented Great American Insurance in a coverage dispute with a matter value of over $10 million.
    • Acted for St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance in the major insurance coverage dispute between Zurich American Insurance and Sony, concerning the Playstation policy breach that resulted in more than 50 class action lawsuits.

Chambers USA is an annual guide ranking attorneys and law firms based on in-depth research and interviews with clients, attorneys and corporate counsel. Chambers ranks leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and client focused and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide. It is also widely used by firms in all states for referral purposes.

Click here to visit Meagher & Geer’s Chambers Profile.

There are 80 lawyers at Meagher & Geer, practicing in more than 20 areas. Founded in Minneapolis in 1929, with additional offices in Phoenix, AZ and Bismarck, ND, Meagher & Geer has earned a reputation as one of the country’s leading litigation defense and insurance coverage firms, receiving assignments from more than 125 U.S. insurance companies, and often from insurers based in London, Canada and Bermuda. The firm regularly represents businesses of all sizes, public entities, non-profit organizations, and individuals. The firm’s attorneys are licensed in many states, including Arizona, California, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Meagher & Geer lawyers have been awarded high rankings in Chambers USA, Martindale, and U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. The firm tries cases, having taken more than more than 200 cases to verdict in the recent past. The firm has handled even more appeals.