Glenn F. Fencl is co-chair of Johnson & Bell's Insurance group, with a concentration in product liability and insurance coverage. Mr. Fencl has handled numerous declaratory judgment coverage trials in several jurisdictions, is lead trial lawyer for several national manufacturers and has more than 25 jury verdicts. He has given several presentations and has authored numerous articles, including the Comprehensive General Liability chapter for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education treatise Liability Insurance Coverage Practice.
Holder of an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Fencl is involved in many law organizations, including: the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, the Chicago and Illinois Bar Associations, Trial Lawyers Club of Chicago, American Arbitration Association, Defense Research Institute and Society of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Fencl is the current chair of the ALFA International Insurance Law Practice Group, and was the Vice Chair of Marketing in 2013. He additionally held the post of program chair for the ALFA International Employment Practices Liability Insurance seminar in 2010.
•AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell
•Illinois Super Lawyers 2004-2016
Presentations & Publications
•Featured Panelist, An Introduction to Defending TCPA Claims and Litigating TCPA Insurance Coverage Issues, ALFA International's Insurance Practice Group Webinar, October 2015
•Speaker, Scaffolds, Cranes & Aerial Devices: Case Law Update, DRI Product Liability Conference, February 2015
•Speaker, How Much Coverage Is There? Multiple Occurrences and Multiple Limits, Johnson & Bell Insurance Seminar, September 12, 2013
•Speaker, Litigation Management: The Key to Achieving Your Desired Results, Risk Management and Legal Defense Workshop sponsored by The National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc., Braintree, Mass. July 23, 2013
•“Recovering Funds After Settlement: A Practical Guide to Subrogation, ” Scaffolding, Cranes and Aerial Devices Litigation Workshop, DRI Product Liability Conference, New Orleans
•Moderated “Litigation Management, ” workshop at the National Catholic Risk Retention Group Annual Writer Meeting, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 2012
•Spoke on the topic of “Case Law Updates” for the Recreational Product SLG at the DRI Product Liability Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, 2012
•Led witness preparation workshop “Testimony Under Fire: Deposition and Trial - A Witness Perspective” for The National Catholic Risk Retention Group's Legal Defense Practice Workshop, Chicago, 2011
• Self-Insured Retentions and High Deductibles: Their Impact on Insurers and Policyholders, Johnson & Bell Insurance Newsletter, Fall 2013.