Thompson Brody & Kaplan is one of the Midwest’s leading subrogation law firms focusing on commercial and personal line property subrogation, catastrophic loss, product liability and multi-claim litigation. Our early intervention, in-depth partner involvement and trial experience allow us to consistently make higher recoveries for our clients.
Based in Chicago, Thompson Brody & Kaplan’s subrogation practice represents insurance companies, Fortune 500 companies, utilities and institutions seeking to obtain subrogation recoveries for losses due to third-party liability. Our subrogation expertise ranges from $100 million catastrophic losses to first-party homeowners’ cases, and everything in between.
Thompson Brody & Kaplan’s accomplished attorneys have successfully investigated and prosecuted claims arising from mid-size to larger losses, including:
- Agricultural machinery
- Boiler, machinery and other equipment failures
- Chemical spills and gas leaks
- Collapses and structural failures
- Construction and manufacturing defects and accidents
- Electrical failures
- Fires and explosions
- Inland marine and shipping losses
- Natural catastrophes, including wildfires, windstorms and floods
- Product failures and defects
- Steam and gas turbine failure
- Transportation and logistics accidents
- Water damage losses
Through extensive litigation experience and personalized attention, Thompson Brody & Kaplan is willing and prepared to pursue our clients’ cases to the fullest extent necessary for a positive resolution—using all possible legal solutions, including pre-litigation alternative dispute resolutions.
Early Intervention Leads to Better Recoveries
Unlike other subrogation law firms, the partners at Thompson Brody & Kaplan are personally involved in each phase of every subrogation case across the Midwest. Our immediate response, hands-on partner involvement and impeccable client communication—before, during and after the claim—result in both a timely investigation and a prompt determination of the potential for subrogation.
Within 24 hours of receiving a claim, Thompson Brody & Kaplan’s attorneys notify potentially liable parties, secure the loss scene and preserve relevant physical evidence. When necessary, our partners are onsite to interview witnesses, coordinate the experts, control the scene, assure the protection of relevant evidence and liaise with public officials and other authorities.
We partner closely with the most experienced and qualified experts—fire investigators, mechanical engineers, structural engineers, electrical engineers, as well as fire suppression and agricultural machinery experts—to ensure that the proper consultant investigates each specific loss. Through prompt processing and meticulous attention to detail, Thompson Brody & Kaplan is able to analyze our clients’ loss in real-time—and either close the claim and quickly release the scene, or pursue subrogation and recovery.
Leading Property Subrogation Expertise
Thompson Brody & Kaplan leads within the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) by presenting at its annual national conventions, litigation skills conferences and other seminars. We also conduct training sessions to update clients about subrogation investigations, best practices, legal and technical advances in the industry, as well as investigative techniques, so that future claims may be processed more quickly and efficiently with greater recoveries.
Contact Thompson Brody & Kaplan for Subrogation
Headquartered in Chicago, Thompson Brody & Kaplan has successfully pursued subrogation and recovery claims in state and federal courts throughout the Midwest.
Steven M. Thompson was a featured speaker at the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) Annual Conference on November 6, 2017.
His presentation introduced and discussed the numerous issues involved when dealing with large loss condominium claims from the perspective of the association, unit owners and tenants.
Learn more about the NASP Annual Conference.
Available to appear in other jurisdictions as needed.