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ROBERT OSTOJIC
Partner

P: (312) 368-4554 x125
F: (312) 368-4562


ROBERT OSTOJIC
Partner

P: (312) 368-4554 x125
F: (312) 368-4562


ROBERT OSTOJIC, a Shareholder with the Firm and Chair of the firm’s large loss Subrogation Department.  With over 20 years of litigation experience, Robert focuses on complex, high value subrogation cases.  With an aggressive, yet personable, approach, he has been able to consistently achieve excellent results on difficult cases.  Robert has successfully tried cases in Federal and State courts and in various jurisdictions, including, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas, Virginia and Alabama.  He has also argued cases before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois Appellate Courts. 

In addition to his vast experience in subrogation matters, Robert has also been called upon to represent clients in first-party and third-party defense cases.  He has successfully tried to verdict multi-million dollar first-party and defense cases. 

Robert is a frequent lecturer to the insurance industry and professional organizations supporting the insurance industry.  He has spoken to insurance company personnel on various issues pertaining to subrogation handling, loss investigation and general litigation matters.  Topics have included: “First Party Claims Handling With an Eye Toward Subrogation; Spoliation of Evidence; Subrogation Recognition and Steps to Recovery; Subrogating Against Mother Nature; and Prosecuting Claims Against Careless Smokers; among other programs.

Robert was also selected as one of Illinois’ Super Lawyers for the past seven years (2011 - 2017).  He is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Accounting (B.S.), and The John Marshall Law School (J.D.).

Reported Decisions

American Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. Westfield Ins. Co., 962 N.E.2d 993 (Ill.App. 4 Dist. November 16, 2011)

Westfield Ins. Co. v. Birkey's Farm Store, Inc., 924 N.E.2d 1231 (Ill.App. 3 Dist. March 17, 2010)

Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Centimark Corp., 2009 WL 2913692 (E.D.Mo. September 04, 2009)

Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Centimark Corp., 2009 WL 2177223 (E.D.Mo. July 22, 2009)

Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Centimark Corp., 2009 WL 2177231 (E.D.Mo. July 22, 2009)

Poparic v. Lincoln Square Video, 2009 WL 1809922 (N.D.Ill. June 25, 2009)

Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Centimark Corp., 2009 WL 1702291 (E.D.Mo. June 16, 2009)

Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Centimark Corp., 2009 WL 1588454 (E.D.Mo. June 05, 2009)

Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Centimark Corp., 2009 WL 539927 (E.D.Mo. March 04, 2009)

Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Centimark Corp., 2008 WL 5423440 (E.D.Mo. December 29, 2008)

Ash Grove Cement Co. v. Employers Ins. of Wausau, 530 F.Supp.2d 1199 (D.Kan. January 15, 2008)

Ash Grove Cement Co. v. Employers Ins. of Wausau, 246 F.R.D. 656 (D.Kan. October 19, 2007)

Ash Grove Cement Co. v. Employers Ins. of Wausau, 513 F.Supp.2d 1200 (D.Kan. October 03, 2007)

Ash Grove Cement v. Employers Ins. of Wausau, 2007 WL 2333350 (D.Kan. August 16, 2007)

Ash Grove Cement Co. v. Wausau Ins. Co., 2007 WL 689576 (D.Kan. March 01, 2007)

Diamond Ins. Co. v. Cochran, 2005 WL 327064 (N.D.Ill. February 08, 2005)

Jewelers Mut. Ins. Co. v. Firstar Bank Illinois, 820 N.E.2d 411 (Ill. November 18, 2004)

Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. Werner Enterprises Inc., 2004 WL 406981 (N.D.Ill. February 06, 2004)

Indemnity Ins. Co. of North America v. Hanjin Shipping Co., 348 F.3d 628 (7th Cir.(Ill.) October 31, 2003)

Jewelers Mut. Ins. Co. v. Firstar Bank Illinois, 792 N.E.2d 1 (Ill.App. 1 Dist. March 31, 2003)

Indemnity Ins. Co. of North America v. Hanjin Shipping Co., 206 F.Supp.2d 927 (N.D.Ill. June 14, 2002)

Opp v. Wheaton Van Lines, Inc., 231 F.3d 1060 (7th Cir.(Ill.) November 03, 2000)

Opp v. Wheaton Van Lines, Inc., 56 F.Supp.2d 1027 (N.D.Ill. July 12, 1999)

Home Ins. Co. v. Bauman, 684 N.E.2d 828 (Ill.App. 1 Dist. August 11, 1997)

 

Westlaw Journals

Andrews Bank & Lender Liab. Litig. Rep., 11 5, MORTGAGE COMPANY SEEKS DISMISSAL OF LENDER'S FRAUD SUIT (May 01, 2006)