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Matthew Dostal

Senior Counsel

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Matthew Dostal

Matthew Dostal

Senior Counsel

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Matthew Dostal

Matthew Dostal

Senior Counsel

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  • Insurance & Reinsurance

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Matthew (Matt) Dostal serves as coverage counsel for domestic and international primary and excess insurers facing complex insurance disputes and claims challenges. His consulting and litigation experience involves commercial general liability, personal and advertising injury coverage, pollution legal liability, commercial auto and employer's liability. Matt has also represented insurers in bad faith, long-tail pollution liability and priority of coverage disputes.

Matt has represented insurers in litigation from the pleading stage through discovery and trial. He has also prepared dispositive motions that resolved disputes in favor of the insurer prior to trial.

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education

  • J.D., summa cum laude, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 2013. Associate Editor, DePaul Law Review.
  • B.S., B.A., Finance and minor in Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2007
Experience
  • Achieved Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling reversing the lower court decision on the right to seek further monetary relief under the Declaratory Judgment Act following entry of judgment. Continental Casualty Company v. Indian Head Industries, Inc., 941 F.3d 828 (6th Cir. 2019).

  • Secured judgment on the pleadings finding that multiple lawsuits were related claims such that a single limit of liability applied under professional liability policy. Lloyd’s Syndicate 3624 v. Biological Resource Center of Illinois, LLC, 341 F. Supp. 3d 841 (N.D. Ill. 2018).

  • Secured summary judgment in Ohio state court finding policy limits were not annualized for successive policy periods and excess insurer had no obligation to fund its insured’s defense costs.

Sectors

Sectors

  • Insurance & Reinsurance