Steven M. Thompson, Partner
Phone: (312) 782-9320
Fax: (312) 782-3787
161 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Steve’s practice is concentrated in property insurance related litigation throughout the Midwest as well as general liability defense and insurance coverage matters. He specializes in subrogation litigation for various national insurance companies as well as coverage investigation and analysis. Steve has tried numerous bench and jury trials to verdict.
He was formerly employed by Kemper Insurance as a Boiler and Machinery claims examiner responsible for first party claims within a 12 state territory. He subsequently joined Protection Mutual Insurance Company as a home office underwriter in charge of home office referrals and major account underwriting. Steve then served as regional underwriting manager responsible for a portfolio of Fortune 1000 accounts prior to becoming associated with the predecessor law firm of William J. Sneckenberg & Associates in 1994.
In 2000, Steve became a named partner with the current firm of Sneckenberg, Thompson & Brody, LLP. He is a frequent lecturer at seminars in the legal and insurance industries and a member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals and other legal Associations. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and received his law degree, with honors, from The John Marshall Law School.
Supreme Court of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
United States Supreme Court
Supreme Court of Missouri
Supreme Court of Kansas
The John Marshall Law School, cum laude, J.D. (1993)
University of Missouri, Columbia, B.A. (1976)
Illinois State Bar Association | www.isba.org
Chicago Bar Association | www.chicagobar.org
American Bar Association | www.americanbar.org
National Association of Subrogation Professionals | www.subrogation.org
The National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators | www.nspii.com
Martindale Hubbell | www.Martindale.com
Boiler and Machinery Association of Chicago
Former President of the Boiler & Machinery Insurance Association of Chicago
Special Distinctions, Honors, Lectures and Publications
2015 “Super Lawyer”
2014 “Super Lawyer” – Insurance Coverage
2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law – American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
2012 “Top Lawyers of Chicago” – National Law Journal
“AV Preeminent” Rated Martindale-Hubbell
2011 Advanced Insurance Fraud Seminar, Moderator, November, 2011.
National Business Institute “Stacking Coverages and Multiple Insureds”, June, 2011 and February, 2012.
“Large Loss Subrogation” Seminar, Nationwide Insurance, November, 2011.
National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (NSPII), Lecturer.
National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), Lecturer.
National Business Institute (NBI), Lecturer.