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Scott D. Braun

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Scott D. Braun counsels clients on professional and general liability coverage issues and claims focusing on hospitals, nursing homes, miscellaneous errors and omissions, correctional healthcare and workers’ compensation risks.

He advises worldwide insurers and reinsurers with respect to North American exposures at every stage from policy drafting, claims analysis, to coverage analysis and ultimately claims dispute resolution. Scott also shares his knowledge on critical coverage topics as a presenter and contributor to industry organizations and publications.


J.D., Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 1996
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1993


  • Rated as an “AV/Preeminent Attorney” by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to the Illinois Rising Stars list (2011)
  • Named to the 2007 edition of “40 Under Forty,” a special section published by Chicago Lawyer and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.


Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

Defense Research Institute

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Illinois
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Illinois


  • Co-Author, “Stick Them with the Pointy End: Examining the Use of Guilty Pleas in Subsequent Coverage Litigation,” Covered Events, Volume 30, Issue 8, Defense Research Institute (September 23, 2019)
  • Co-Presenter, “A Risk Manager, Claims Manager and Lawyer Walk Into a Bar…Views on Claims Trends from Three Different Perspectives,” Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety 2015 Annual Meeting (August 2015)
  • Co-Presenter, “Current Claim Trends in Medical Malpractice,” Bermuda Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Ltd., the Bermuda Islands (May 1, 2014)
  • Author, “Professional Liability Insurance: A Compendium of State Law,” Defense Research Institute, Indi­ana Chapter (February 2013)
  • Presenter, “Professional Liability 101: Insurance Coverage,” Defense Research Institute, Professional Liability Committee (February 2013)
  • Co-Author, “Insurers’ Retention of Outside Counsel,” DRI: For the Defense, Defense Research Institute (July 2010)
  • Author, “If Columbus Had Not Discovered Hispaniola, Would Lawyers Need to be Concerned with Multiple Professional Liability Policies?” – A Summary of the 7th Circuit’s Opinion in “James River Insurance Company v. Kemper Casualty Insurance Company,” DRI: Riding the E&O Line, Volume 2, Issue 1, Defense Research Institute (March 23, 2010)
  • Author, “Excess Insurance and the ‘Selective Tender’ Rule: Illinois Appellate Court Addresses Issues of First Impression in Two Recent Opinions,” The Critical Path, Defense Research Institute, Construction Law Committee (Spring 2007)
  • Presenter, “Follow the Fortunes – The Current State of the Law,” G.E. Reinsurance in-house training seminar, Barrington, IL (February 2006)
  • Presenter, “Subrogation, Contribution and Reimbursement” and “Coverage Litigation,” Challenges in Illinois Coverage Litigation, NBI seminar, Chicago, IL (December 2004)
  • Presenter, “Commercial Speech and Advertising,” American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV (November 2004)
  • Co-Author, “Claims Against Construction Participants” and “Delay Claims and Damages,” two chapters in Illinois Construction Law (Aspen 2003)
  • Presenter, “Tenders of Defense in Construction Cases: Key Pitfalls to Avoid in Construction Contracts,” Presented to construction industry professionals, Rockford, IL (November 2000)
  • Author, “Informed Consent, the Good Samaritan & Malpractice,” chapter in Manual of Emergency Medical Treatment for the Dental Team, William & Williams (1999)