Glenn A. Klinger

Senior Counsel

Chicago, IL
D 773.798.0819
[email protected]

Education

B.S., Illinois State University, Cum Laude

J.D., Northern Illinois University College of Law, Cum Laude

Award for Outstanding Contribution to Trial Advocacy, Class of 2014

Overview

Glenn A. Klinger is a Senior Counsel in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Chicago office. His practice involves counseling companies navigating risk and insurance across a number of industries while drawing on his experience with claims related to business liability, professional services, transportation, construction defect and injury, product defect, and environmental matters. He provides a variety of transactional services, including opinion letters, claim reviews, policy drafting, and evaluation of risk transfer agreements and contractual indemnity tenders. Glenn also handles contested coverage disputes, bad faith claims, alternative dispute proceedings, and serves as monitoring counsel.

Glenn is dedicated to the practice development of new attorneys. He is the current author of the IDC Quarterly’s Practice Development Column, where he also serves as a board member, and was instrumental in the creation of the IDC’s A to Z Litigation Academy, an eight session CLE aimed at preparing emerging attorneys for the trials and tribulations of litigation. He received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Trial Advocacy at his graduation commencement and remains actively involved in helping high school and law students learn evidence and develop their own advocacy style.

Bar Admissions

Illinois

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Publications & Engagements

“Intersection of Litigation and Insurance: the Basics,” IDC Quarterly Volume 32, Number 1

“Strategies for Getting Organized and Staying Efficient,” IDC Quarterly Volume 31, Number 4

“A Few More Tips for Your Early Days of Practice,” IDC Quarterly Volume 31, Number 3

“Five Tips for Your Early Days of Practice,” IDC Quarterly Volume 31, Number 2

“Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Claims Under CGL Policies,” SmithAmundsen Insurance Alert, June 2, 2020

“Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Claims Under D&O Policies,” SmithAmundsen Insurance Alert, May 19, 2020

“IWCC Establishes Emergency Rule for Certain Workers Sickened with COVID-19,” SmithAmundsen Insurance Alert, May 19, 2020

Affiliations

Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC)

  • Board Member, June 2021-Present
  • Vice-Chair, Educate Committee
  • Member, Trucking & Transportation Law Committee
  • IDC Quarterly Practice Development Columnist
Awards and Recognition

2022 Illinois Defense Counsel Rising Star Award

Classes/Seminars Taught
  • The Job – Being a Defense Litigator; It’s an Artform, Illinois Defense Counsel A to Z Litigation Academy Session Eight, March 2022
  • Discovery – The Illusive Smoking Gun, Illinois Defense Counsel A to Z Litigation Academy Session Four, November 2021
  • Civility/Decorum – Lawyers as Team Players, Illinois Defense Counsel A to Z Litigation Academy Session Three, October 2021