Brian D. Hahn received his Juris Doctorate degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2001 and his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Indiana University in 1998. Mr. Hahn began his legal career at a boutique Chicago defense firm specializing in defending premises owners, product manufacturers, and transportation companies in a wide range of matters stemming from general negligence to mass toxic tort liability claims. During this time, Mr. Hahn was a member of a trial team that successfully obtained a defense verdict following trial with respect to a claim involving a tenant’s claims of environmental contamination from the activities from an adjoining operation. Additionally, Mr. Hahn was also able to successfully obtain an early dismissal on behalf of a railroad company with respect to a wrongful death claim which was eventually upheld on appeal.
In the following years, Mr. Hahn has represented and worked for several insurance companies and their policyholders in a variety of matters including products liability, premises liability, commercial transportation defense, construction liability, and insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Hahn’s legal experience encompasses all levels of trial practice in federal and state courts of Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. In addition, Mr. Hahn has managed and directed outside counsel throughout the country and has counseled insurance adjusters regarding issues relative to adjusting bodily injury and insurance coverage claims in order to identify, mitigate and prevent litigation risk and avoid bad faith or extra-contractual judgments.
The legal advocacy, research, writing and negotiating skills developed over the course of Mr. Hahn’s professional career has lead to many favorable outcomes for those he represented. Mr. Hahn’s goal is to provide his clients with the necessary expertise to address their issues proactively and practically. Currently, Mr. Hahn is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin and the federal courts for the Northern District of Illinois and the Northern and Southern District Courts of Indiana.