Thomas Hamilton

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

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North Franklin Street 151
Chicago 60606 IL US

Thomas M. Hamilton brings insurance issue solutions to his clients through 40 years of nationwide coverage litigation, hands on service as Corporate Counsel for liability insurance companies, and career involvement as a legal author and educator. Mr. Hamilton’s trial and appellate litigation experience includes :

  • Professional claims – made and errors omissions coverages
  • Policyholder class actions arising from premium charges and claim practices
  • Insurer exposure in excess of policyholder limits
  • Loss allocation and proration between insurers

As Corporate Counsel for Liability Insurance Underwriters, Mr. Hamilton’s involvement included:

  • Corporate Departmental Reorganization
  • Management of Corporate and Mass Tort Litigation
  • Development of Legal Desk Reference

Mr. Hamilton published and taught in several professional capacities including :

  • Chair of Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Indiana University Researcher & Lecturer

On January 1, 2012, Mr. Hamilton assumed the role Of Counsel and joined professional liability companies OMS National Insurance Company, RRG and Fortress Insurance Company as Corporate Counsel where he served until January 2014.

Mr. Hamilton founded Hinshaw’s national Insurance Services Practice Group and served on the firm’s Executive Committee for 23 years. He joined Hinshaw, Culbertson, Moelmann, Hoban & Fuller (now Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP) in June 1970 upon leaving a teaching position at Indiana University.

In the Fall of 2005, Mr. Hamilton completed intensive training in mediation from the faculty of Pepperdine University School of Law’s top-ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and is a Certified Mediator in the Cook County Court-Annexed Major Case Civil Mediation Program.

Professional Affiliations :

  • American Bar Association (1970-Present)
  • Indiana Bar Association (1969-Present)
  • Illinois Bar Association (1970-Present)
  • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Past Chair of the Board of Directors (2006)
  • Defense Research Institute, Commercial Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith in Excess of Limits, Lecturer
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Past Director (1996)

Education :

  • J.D., Indiana University School of Law, 1969
  • B.A., Economics honors, Indiana University, 1966

Admissions :

  • Indiana
  • Federal Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri


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North Franklin Street 151
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