Chuck Spevacek Selected as a Founding Member of ACCEC

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New college represents interests of insurers and policyholders

It's the dialogue among our diverse members that will lead to creative resolutions and improved representation for all parties in a dispute.”

The law firm Meagher & Geer is pleased to announce that Chuck Spevacek a senior partner, management committee member and co-head of the firm’s insurance practice group has been selected as a member of the Board of Regents of the of the newly formed American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC). Also from Minneapolis, Tom Mielenhausen of Barnes & Thornburg is a new ACCEC member, he represents policy holders.

“The time seemed right to bring together the finest lawyers from the United States and Canada, who represent some of the best minds practicing in a wide range of legal and insurance disciplines,” said Thomas F. Segalla, President of the College. “While our goals include providing education for the bench and bar as well as the insurance industry, we believe it’s the dialogue among our diverse members that will lead to creative resolutions and improved representation for all parties in a dispute.”

Chuck has over 30 years of experience litigating complex commercial cases, with particular emphasis on the trial and appeal of insurance coverage disputes, including breach of contract, declaratory judgment and bad faith actions. He was selected for inclusion under the “Insurance Law” and "Mass Tort Litigation" specialties in The Best Lawyers in America. He has been named one of Minnesota’s 10 best appellate lawyers and one of Minnesota’s 100 best lawyers. He was selected in 2006 as one of Minnesota Lawyer’s 15 “Attorneys of the Year.” He is a member of the Board of Directors of Center of the American Experiment having previously served as Chairman. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Ridgeview Hospital Foundation and has served on the Board of Directors of The Purdue Alumni Association.

About the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel:
ACCEC brings together preeminent lawyers representing the interests of both insurers and policyholders to improve the quality of the practice of insurance law and to increase civility and professionalism in our field. Our mission includes educating all sectors involved in insurance disputes — including the judiciary, legal and insurance professionals, and businesses — on critical topics such as best practices in policy formation and claims handling, developing trends in insurance law, and bad faith. To learn more about ACCEC, please visit

Established in Minneapolis in 1929, the law firm of Meagher & Geer has earned a reputation as a leading litigation defense firm. We serve clients nationwide from our offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Phoenix, Arizona.

The firm's 80 lawyers/litigators offer a wide range of legal services to businesses of all sizes, public entities, non-profit organizations, and individuals. Our practice areas include insurance coverage, commercial litigation, professional liability, products liability, mass tort/toxic tort, catastrophic loss, employment practices, construction, intellectual property, real estate, corporate/business services, and wills, probate, estates & trusts.

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