Jonathan Walton is a partner who serves as coverage and litigation counsel to domestic and international insurers in a variety of complex insurance coverage matters, including third-party and first-party coverage matters.
Jonathan regularly provides his clients with comprehensive coverage analysis in coverage disputes involving primary and excess general liability, professional liability, admiralty, and first-party property claims. He also has experience litigating contested coverage cases relating to the pharmaceutical industry, including regulatory investigations and proceedings and multidistrict litigation, as well as matters involving opioid litigation, sexual harassment claims, property damage claims and coverage issues arising from construction defects and construction site accidents. Jonathan also has experience litigating issues relating to late notice, relatedness of claims, allocation and the scope of the insurer’s duty to defend. Jonathan's work on behalf of clients has earned him recognition by The Best Lawyers in America in the "Ones to Watch" list and inclusion in the Rising Stars list in Illinois by Super Lawyers for Insurance Law from 2021-present.
Jonathan earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he served as a notes and comments editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and as a Kent Legal Scholar.
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“Policy Limits Demands and Time Limit Demands Duty to Settle,” The Brief, November 9, 2018
“Recent Developments in Alternative Dispute Resolution,” American Bar Association, April 1, 2018