Frederick J. Sudekum, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Chicago, IL

Sudekum Cassidy & Shulruff, Chtd.
 | 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2450
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-803-6250
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2012 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (70%),
  • General Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile

Frederick J. Sudekum, III, is a founder and senior partner of Sudekum, Cassidy & Shulruff, Chtd., and served as the first managing partner of this Chicago, Illinois, law firm. Mr. Sudekum represents insurance companies in insurance coverage disputes, insurance fraud investigations  and defending first-party property claims. He also handles appeals and general litigation matters.

Mr. Sudekum was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1977 from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.  He studied law at the Saint Louis University School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1980, at which time he gained admittance to practice before the Missouri state courts. One year later, he was admitted to practice before the state courts of Illinois.

In more than 30 years of practice, Mr. Sudekum has focused his efforts on insurance-related cases and has represented these clients in high-profile cases of fraud, fires, explosions and other typoes of losses.

He has also served as the editor for the second edition of the Indiana and Illinois "Annotations to the Homeowners' Policy" published under the American Bar Association and was appointed by the attorney general of Illinois to write a section of the "Attorney General Arson Training and Prosecution Manual."

Mr. Sudekum is a member of the American Bar Association and CLM, the Claim and Litigation Managment organization. Through peer review he has achieved a rating of AV Preeminent* with Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Insurance Coverage (70%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

General Litigation (30%): Litigation

Focus Areas

Insurance Coverage: Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

General Litigation: Litigation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2012 - 2018

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About Frederick Sudekum, III

Admitted: 1981, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.scslegal.com/frederick-j-sudekum-iii.html

Honors and Awards:

  • A-V rated by Martindale Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association's Tort Insurance Practice Section, Member

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • "Attorney General Arson Training and Prosecution Manual."
  • Illinois and Indiana editor, "Annotations to the Homeowners Policy" (2nd edition)

Educational Background:

  • University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.A in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa
Office Location for Frederick J. Sudekum, III

20 North Clark Street
Suite 2450
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-803-6250

 

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Last Updated: 8/31/2017

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