John S. Lindemann


For over twenty-five years, John has provided underwriting, coverage and claims counsel to  insurers regarding complex risks and high-severity losses.

For contested claims, John supports the Client’s claim evaluation efforts and facilitates timely, efficient and relationship-preserving resolutions. When necessary, John champions the Client’s interests through international arbitration proceedings and/or domestic litigation. John has handled cases in many state and federal jurisdictions, addressing a wide array of areas, including: aviation, bankruptcy, construction, corporate governance, directors and officers liability insurance, energy, environmental law, first-party/property insurance, health hazards, mining and mine waste disposal, product liability, professional liability, and public entity liability.

Representative Matters

  • London arbitration of pharmaceutical product claims (2015, 2014, 2013) implicating $25 million policies
  • London arbitration of a Katrina-related oil spill claim (2008) implicating a $200 million insurance layer
  • Multiple herbicide related claims implicating $50 million policies
  • Advising counsel on global warming and opioid related claims
  • Natural gas explosion at a manufacturing facility implicating a $20 million policy
  • Grain bin explosion implicating a $20 million policy
  • Deepwater Horizon claims implicating a $250 million insurance layer
  • Public utility natural gas pipeline explosion implicating a $110 million insurance layer
  • Gadolinium-based consumer product liability claims implicating a $100 million policy
  • Multiple pharmaceutical product claims implicating $25 million policies
  • Flood-induced oil spill claim implicating a $50 million policy

Career Highlights

  • National casualty coverage counsel for multiple U.S. insurer clients
  • Fourteen years of experience as national counsel on environmental claims for London-based insurers, including litigation of multiple high-exposure and multi-jurisdictional cases
  • Experience with “Bermuda Form” coverage since 2002
  • Coverage counsel for national professional liability program


Indiana University, J.D., cum laude,

Indiana University, M.A.,

Valparaiso University, B.A., with honors,


Colorado (1992), Illinois (1993) and Indiana (1993)