Steven M. Thompson
Steven M. Thompson’s practice at Thompson Brody & Kaplan is concentrated on property insurance related matters throughout the Midwest. He specializes in subrogation actions of large commercial property losses for various national insurance carriers.
Steve has personally handled the investigation and prosecution of numerous catastrophic property losses, including major fires and explosions. He is also actively involved in coverage review and analysis—having taken hundreds of Examinations Under Oath—as well as first- and third-party defense matters. Steve has tried numerous bench and jury trials to verdict in both State and Federal Courts.
Steve was formerly employed by Kemper Insurance as a Boiler and Machinery Claims Examiner responsible for first party claims within a 12-state territory. He subsequently joined Protection Mutual Insurance Company as a home office underwriter in charge of home office referrals and major account underwriting. He then served as a regional underwriting manager responsible for a portfolio of Fortune 1000 accounts. Steve attended The John Marshall Law School while also working at Coregis Insurance as a home office multi-line underwriting manager. In 2000, he became a named partner with the predecessor firm of Sneckenberg, Thompson & Brody, LLP, after originally becoming associated in 1994. In 2017, the firm became Thompson Brody & Kaplan, LLP.
Steve currently leads the subrogation practice group and is the managing partner of the firm.
Special Distinctions & Honors
- 2016 "Super Lawyer"
- 2015 “Super Lawyer”
- 2014 “Super Lawyer,” Insurance Coverage
- 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
- 2012 “Top Lawyers of Chicago,” National Law Journal
- “AV Preeminent,” Rated Martindale-Hubbell
- Former President of the Boiler and Machinery Insurance Association of Chicago