Pretzel & Stouffer
David N. Larson

David N. Larson

California Western School of Law, J.D. 1994
Northwestern University, B.A. 1991

Bar Admissions
Illinois State Bar
California State Bar

Professional Affiliations
Chicago Bar Association

Attorney Bio

Dave specializes in representing insurers in complex insurance coverage disputes. During his more than 15 years of practice counseling insurers on coverage issues, he has represented insurers at mediation, at arbitration, in litigation and in appellate courts. He has counseled and represented insurers on diverse policies and issues, including bad faith claims, related to numerous types of insurance, such as auto liability, including underinsured and uninsured motorist issues; business auto liability; commercial property; construction liability; directors and officers; excess insurance matters; general liability; professional liability; public official liability; and workers’ compensation.

Dave has been involved in a number of significant coverage disputes across the United States, including disputes over coverage for alleged misuse of patents by pharmaceutical companies, coverage for claims arising out of fiber-optic cable installation, claims for damage to homes across the country caused by failed particle board siding, coverage for environmental contamination and coverage for claims against municipalities for civil rights violations. Dave also has experience addressing class-action claims by insureds related to policy interpretation issues, as well as bad faith claims against insurers.

Dave started his legal career at Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered, in 1994, and worked as an associate in the insurance coverage group until 1998. From 1998 to 2009, he worked at Bollinger, Ruberry & Garvey, becoming a partner in 2006 and representing insurers in coverage disputes nationwide. Dave returned to Pretzel & Stouffer in 2009.