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   3James H. Kallianis Jr.Chicago(312) 946-4230jkallianis@skarzynski.comjkallianis@skarzynski.comSkarzynski Marick & Black LLPwww.skarzynski.comwww.skarzynski.comkallianisjames.jpgCommercial LitigationInsurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law
James H. Kallianis
Skarzynski Marick & Black LLP
353 N Clark St Ste 3650
Chicago IL 60601
Ph.(312) 946-4230 Fx.(312) 946-4272
Recommended by peers in:
Commercial Litigation
Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Mr. Kallianis concentrates his practice in complex commercial and insurance coverage litigation. He has represented corporations and individuals in matters ranging from general contract and construction disputes to multimillion dollar securities and consumer fraud class actions. He has represented insurers in matters involving directors and officers, employment practices, general liability, fiduciary liability and professional liability policies. He also has defended various professionals, including lawyers, real estate brokers, accountants and insurance brokers. He has tried cases in state and federal courts around the country and has argued appeals before state and federal appellate courts.

Mr. Kallianis frequently speaks on developing areas of law, including director and officer liability, D&O insurance claim trends, managed care liability and e-commerce exposures. He has been quoted in such publications as Directors Monthly, National Underwriter, Business Insurance, and The Journal of Commerce.

During law school, Mr. Kallianis was associate editor of the DePaul Business Journal.

Bar Admissions:  
U.S. Court of Appeals
  7th Circuit
  8th Circuit
  9th Circuit

Year of Birth:  1965

Law School:  DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1990

Undergraduate School:  University of Illinois-Urbana, B.A., 1987

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
  • American Bar Association
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
      • Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
      • Illinois Super Lawyer®
      • Leading Lawyers Member selected by peers in Commercial Litigation and Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law

Published Legal Writing:  
  • Illinois Insurance Law FlashPoints for Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), November 20, 2009
  • Illinois Insurance Law FlashPoints, IICLE, October 2009
  • Illinois Insurance Law FlashPoints, IICLE, September 2009
  • "Discovery Overview in Federal and State Courts in Illinois," Business and Commercial Litigation, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2007, Supplement, 2009
  • "Empowering Corporate Boards," Watson Wyatt D&O Newsletter, 1997
  • "Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination," Bank Director, 1994

Legal Lectures:  
  • "D&O Insurance: Current Topics & Trends, Emerging Issues in Insurance Coverage Litigation," Chicago Bar Association, April 2005
  • "Internet Liability: E-Commerce & the Insurance Industry," PLUS International Conference, New York, November 1999
  • "D&O Claim Trends (Securities Reform, Year 2000 and Employment Practices Liability)," REBEX '98, Chicago, 1998
  • "Coverage Aspects of Managed Care," PLUS Midwest Conference, Chicago, Illinois, Fall 1998

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