Brian D. Hahn, Senior Counsel with Hickey Smith, brings more than 15 years of experience representing and working for several insurance companies and their policyholders in a variety of matters including products liability, premises liability, commercial transportation defense, construction liability, and insurance coverage disputes. Brian’s legal experience encompasses all levels of trial practice in federal and state courts of Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. In addition, Brian has managed and directed outside counsel throughout the country and has counseled insurance adjusters regarding issues relative to adjusting bodily injury and insurance coverage claims in order to identify, mitigate and prevent litigation risk and avoid bad faith or extra-contractual judgments.
The legal advocacy, research, writing, and negotiating skills developed over the course of Brian’s professional career has led to many favorable outcomes for those he represented. Brian’s goal is to provide his clients with the necessary expertise to resolve their legal issues promptly and practically.
Brian began his legal career at a boutique Chicago defense firm specializing in defending premises owners, product manufacturers, and transportation companies in a wide range of matters from general negligence to mass toxic tort liability claims. During this time, Brian helped obtain a defense verdict following trial on a corporate tenant’s business disruption claim from alleged environmental contamination from the activities from an adjoining tenant’s operation. Additionally, Brian was able to obtain early dismissal of a wrongful death claim filed against a railroad company, which was eventually upheld following an appeal.
Activities and Membership
- Brian is an active member of the Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin State Bar associations.