Mollie and Maureen

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Mollie Werwas

Title

Partner, Kopon Airdo, LLC

Summary of Qualifications

Mollie was admitted to the State Bar of Illinois in 2006, was admitted to practice before the United States District Court in the Northern District of Illinois in 2006 and was admitted to practice before the United States District Court in the Central District of Illinois in 2010.

Responsibilities

As a partner at the Law Firm of Kopon Airdo, Mollie practices with the firm’s insurance coverage and health care litigation groups. 

Business Experience

Mollie has represented clients at the state and national level in matters involving complex insurance coverage issues, including personal injury claims, long-tail liability matters, uninsured motorist claims, business interruption claims and catastrophic property losses. She has counseled clients in drafting manuscript coverage agreements and amendments, tendering matters for defense and indemnification by third-parties and preparing reservation of rights and denial of coverage letters. Ms. Werwas has also worked with clients in both prosecuting and defending declaratory judgment actions relating to insurance coverage.

In addition to her work in the insurance coverage area, Mollie also represents not-for-profit nursing homes in the defense of litigated claims. She has experience handling a wide range of subrogation claims, including product defect claims, construction actions, employee dishonesty and traditional tort claims. In this context, she has worked with experts in many disciplines, from the initial stages of investigating causes and origins of losses and injuries, preserving evidence and participating in all phases of litigation.

Ms. Werwas has authored articles for the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel on issues relating to the duty to defend and coverage in construction defect claims. She has also presented webinars for her clients relating to cyber liability insurance and preparedness, social media issues, spoliation of evidence, nursing home risk management and insurance record retention policies.

Professional Affiliations

International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA)
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel

Education

Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 2006, summa cum laude
Southern Illinois University, B.A., 2003, English, summa cum laude

 

 

 

Maureen Murphy

Title

Partner, Kopon Airdo, LLC

Summary of Qualifications

Maureen has practiced law for over 30 years. Prior to joining Kopon Airdo, Maureen served as general counsel for the Archdiocese of Chicago and as senior counsel for its operational affairs. Maureen also spent several years in the City of Chicago's general litigation division, representing the city in a variety of litigated matters.   

Responsibilities

Maureen represents not-for-profit and commercial organizations, including corporations, trade associations, local government entities, social service organizations and religious institutions.  Maureen focuses her practice in employment law, tax law for tax exempt organizations, school law and general corporate law. Maureen has defended numerous claims before the EEOC and state and local human rights agencies and has litigated cases in state and federal court.  

Professional Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association

Education

Cornell University, Ithaca NY, J.D., 1984
Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, B.B.A., (Accounting), summa cum laude, 1981

History

Member for
3 years 10 months