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One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606


J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2002

B.A., University of Michigan, 1999


Rising Stars® distinction in the field of Insurance Coverage, 2011


Craig A. Jacobson is a Partner in the Chicago office of GRSM.  Craig concentrates his practice on Litigation and the handling of Complex Insurance Coverage disputes. Craig regularly represents domestic and international insurers in matters involving property policies, cyber policies, commercial general liability policies, financial institution coverages, commercial crime policies, director and officer liability policies, professional liability policies and specialty lines.  

Craig is an accomplished litigator. He has represented clients in cases involving significant exposures in courts across the United States.  Of note, Craig has successfully litigated several major first party property insurance actions, including claims arising from the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina. He often represents insurers specializing in mid-market property programs and has significant experience in resolving disputes specific to mid-market risks. He also represents insureds as appointed counsel in direct litigation involving a wide variety of claims, including professional liability, products liability, cyber, personal injury, trucking and commercial disputes.  

Craig also handles and litigates large exposure fidelity bond and commercial crime policy claims. His experience includes claims arising from Ponzi schemes, embezzlements, bribery, fraudulent loans, forgery, unauthorized trading and fraudulent mortgage conveyances.

A significant portion of Craig’s practice includes providing legal advice and representation to London market insurers. As a former legal secondee at a major London syndicate, Craig has a unique understanding of the London insurance market. In addition to property, casualty and financial institution claims, he is regularly retained to represent London based insurers across numerous specialty lines, including accident & health, products liability, contingency, marine, cargo, equine and livestock insurance. 

Craig is often retained to handle disputes involving third-party coverage and bad faith claims. He is a frequent lecturer on bad faith topics and has litigated bad faith claims in jurisdictions across the United States.


  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern & Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern & Western District of Wisconsin


  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association 
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