Practice / Specifications:

Scott O. Reed concentrates his practice on insurance coverage issues including directors and officers liability, lawyers malpractice, general liability, fidelity, property, and architects and engineers liability, as well as other miscellaneous professional, and employment practices liability insurance.  Mr. Reed has briefed over forty appeals in state and federal courts in Illinois, Wisconsin, California, Pennsylvania and Maryland, many involving declaratory judgments over insurance issues. Mr. Reed has drafted insurance policies, endorsements and related documents, written coverage opinions and performed claims audits and other services for reinsurers.  He represents insureds and insurers.

Mr. Reed also litigates a variety of business disputes which have included securities fraud, construction disputes, injunctions, employment disputes and other matters.

Mr. Reed is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell and was designated in Illinois Super Lawyers for insurance coverage, 2008-2012, 2014-2015. He twice received the first place Lincoln Award from the Illinois State Bar Association, awarded in a state-wide writing contest.


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, J.D., 1980
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1976


  • Illinois State Bar
  • U.S. District Courts: Northern District of Illinois (General and Trial Bar), Southern District of Indiana, Western District of Michigan, and Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Seventh Circuits


Mr. Reed has numerous published articles and opinions.  To view a complete listing, please select the following:

Scott Reed Bio