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Jean M. Golden


Jean M. Golden is a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. She is engaged in the practice of insurance and commercial law. Ms. Golden handles complex, high exposure matters in multiple jurisdictions. She co-chairs the firm’s Insurance Practice Group and has served as a member of the Executive Committee.

Ms. Golden has had many speaking and lecturing engagements over the years and has given seminars for numerous clients, as well as for various industry and professional organizations, including A.M. Best, Swiss Re, Mealey’s, ECMA, CPCU, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Association of Trial Defense Counsel. She has also authored or co-authored a number of articles, including chapters in IICLE, Commercial and Professional Liability Insurance (2008, 2010, 2014) and Illinois Insurance Law (2009, 2012, 2015), as well as: “Managing Insured Selected or Cumis Counsel – How Far is Too Far?”  Mealey’s Attorneys Fees Conference (4-98); “Emerging Trends in Allocation of Insurance Liability,” presented at ECMA Seminar (10-97); “Safety Considerations in Job Specifications,” The Construction Specifier, Vol. 47 (11-94); “The Outside Counsel’s Role in Litigation Management,” Law Department Management Adviser, Business Laws Inc. (Issue 107 2-93); “Insurance Law Update,” Illinois Defense Trial Counsel Publication (Fall 1992); “The Attorney’s Role in Claims Management,” American Contractors Insurance Group Publication (Spring 1992) and “Foundations – The Art of Presenting and Objecting to Evidence at Trial,” IICLE, Evidence Advocacy (7-90.)

Ms. Golden was profiled in "The Top Women Lawyers in Illinois" Leading Lawyers Magazine (November 2012), and in "2012 Women in Law" (A.M. Best). She is a member of the Judicial Screening Committee for Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis. Ms. Golden has been recognized by the following professional organizations: Leading Lawyers Network annually since 2004 (selected in Insurance, Insurance Coverage and Reinsurance Law, and General); Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, AV Preeminent, 5.0 out of 5; Super Lawyers annually since 2007 (Insurance Coverage); and 2016, 2017 Best Lawyers in America (Insurance Law).

Memberships and Affiliations

  • The Fellows of The American Bar Foundation
  • Chicago Bar Foundation Life Fellow
  • Chicago Bar Association, Chair, Long Range Planning Committee (1996-1997), Vice-Chair, Long Range Planning (1995-1996), Election to the Board of Managers (1993-1995), Executive Committee, Judicial Evaluation Committee (1990-1991); CBA Fellow
  • Federal Bar Association, Board of Directors (1989-1991)
  • Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois, Board of Directors (1998-2003), President (2000-2002)
  • Association of Professional Women in Insurance (APIW)
  • Women’s Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association