Charles L. Philbrick

Charlie has handled complex business litigation matters in the areas of insurance recovery, intellectual property, product liability, class actions and business torts for the past 30 years. He has extensive trial experience and has successfully prosecuted and defended lawsuits in numerous jurisdictions across the country, including the states of: California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. [see representative commercial litigation engagements]

Charlie’s insurance coverage experience is extensive. For the first ten years of his carrier, Charlie represented insurance carriers in coverage litigation and claim counseling. For the past twenty years, he has represented policyholders and prosecuted claims involving first party property, life and disability, boiler & machinery, errors and omissions, workers’ compensation, directors and officers, primary and excess general liability, and environmental impairment policies. He has successfully litigated coverage lawsuits through jury verdict and appeal involving a broad range of coverage issues including business interruption, notice, pollution exclusion, fortuity and related issues of bad faith, negligent inspection, premium refund and misuse of a service mark. [see representative coverage litigation engagements]


  • New England School of Law (J.D.)
  • Trinity University (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – First, Seventh and Eight Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Northern District Illinois (Trial Bar)
    • Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
    • Southern District of California
    • Southern District of New York
    • Northern District of Texas
    • Western District of Michigan
    • Western District of Wisconsin