Christine Anto

Partner
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Overview

It is not every day a judge apologizes to defense counsel in a written opinion, but in a motion Christine argued to reconsider an adverse ruling, that’s exactly what happened. Christine’s enthusiastic and dedicated advocacy on behalf of her clients allows her to achieve success in and out of the court room every day.

Christine looks at the big picture when providing counsel to her clients. She is dedicated to giving practical and economical advice. As chair of the firm’s Insurance Services Service Group and a member of the firm's Transportation & Logistics Service Group, she concentrates on personal, commercial and professional lines of insurance, as well as extra-contractual/bad faith claims. She provides coverage opinions, negotiates coverage disputes and handles all aspects of litigation actions on behalf of insurance companies. She represents the interests of insurance companies, their employees and independent insurance agents.

In the transportation industry Christine counsels trucking companies and their insurers in negotiating coverage issues and litigating declaratory judgment actions. She also provides counsel to clients with respect to contractual indemnification issues and represents the interests of parties in both seeking and contesting indemnification from others. Her vast experience includes matters in the areas of automobile liability, uninsured and underinsured motorists, homeowners, professional liability, medical malpractice, construction, environmental and toxic tort.

In her free time Christine travels to and explores new places with her husband and their two sons.

Experience

Membership & Involvement

  • Member: Chicago Bar Association; American Bar Association

Resources & Insights

Alerts

Speaking Engagements

  • USLAW Network, Webcast, September 30, 2020 - October 9, 2020
  • USLAW Network, Webcast,
  • Auto Risk Management Seminar: Legal Implications and Risk Management of Telematics, Distracted Driving and Hired Non Owned Autos
    Client Seminar; Chicago, IL,
  • Trucking Coverage 101
    USLAW Trucking Boot Camp,
  • Taking Initiative: Paving Your Path To Success
    USLAW Women’s Connection,
  • Insurance Coverage Issues – Five Minute Drill
    USLAW Spring Conference,
  • UIM and TBI Claims
    Client Presentation; Chicago, IL,
  • Stafford; Webinar,
  • Risk Mitigation, Insurance, SIRs and the Evolving Market
    USLAW Spring Conference,
  • USLAW Network Risk Management Exchange
  • Ethical Conflicts of Interest: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Wisconsin
    Client Seminar,
  • Insurance Issues in Trucking Litigation
    Client Seminar, Brookfield, WI,
  • Passing the Buck: Tips on How to Get the Quickest and Most Effective Risk Transfer (A Top Ten List) 
    Sedona, AZ,

Published Works

  • USLAW DigiKnow,
  • Defense Counsel as Ethically Challenged or Merely in a Position where Appearance of Impropriety Exists when Insurer and Insured have Conflicts of Interest?
    IDC Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2012

Education

DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2001

Marquette University, B.A., 1997

Admissions

  • Illinois
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