Jennifer S. Stegmaier Of Counsel

     

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Jennifer Stegmaier is a litigator and counselor with more than 20 years of experience in litigation, trial and appellate matters in state and federal courts throughout the county. Jennifer represents clients in a variety of commercial litigation matters in the financial services industry, including conversion of negotiable instruments; financial institution bonds; D&O liability; life, health, and disability insurance; ERISA; class actions; fraud, negligence and bad faith claims; and a host of contract disputes. She represents clients in arbitration and mediation proceedings and counsels clients in various regulatory matters pertaining to life, health and disability insurance. 

Outside the practice of law, Jennifer is the past president and a former 10-year member of the Board of Directors of the FBI Chicago Citizens Academy Alumni Association, a nonprofit organization separate and distinct from the FBI that supports the mission of the FBI and is designed to promote safe communities through community service and educating community members about law enforcement, with an emphasis on the mission, resources and priorities of the FBI. 

Jennifer is passionate about combatting sex trafficking and helping victims of this horrific crime. She volunteers with Reclaim13 and Selah Freedom, and was the team leader for the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association’s Campaign to raise awareness and help victims of human trafficking across the county. In addition, Jennifer is a member of a certified therapy dog team and volunteers with children with disabilities and special needs at Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Misericordia to help improve their health, activities of daily living and quality of life.

Representative Matters

Favorable jury verdict for insurer against hospital seeking $40+ million for claims of fraud, constructive fraud/breach of fiduciary duty, violations of consumer fraud act, breach of contract, fraud in the inducement, unjust enrichment, and promissory estoppel.

Prevailed in sanctions motions and rulings regarding spoliation of evidence resulting in favorable adverse jury instructions and recovery of $300,000+ in attorneys’ fees and costs.

Summary judgment in favor of insurer on various issues of liability and damages in action seeking $100+ million on banker blanket bond.