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Chicago, IL


Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Appellate


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
  • Truman State University, B.A., in Business Administration with concentration in Finance, cum laude, 2007


  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Practice Description

Katie E. Jacobi’s practice focuses primarily on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation in both Missouri and Illinois. Ms. Jacobi is experienced in third-party insurance coverage matters arising under commercial and personal lines policies, including commercial general and umbrella liability policies, commercial and personal auto policies, professional liability and errors and omissions liability policies, and homeowners’ policies. She also has experience in first-party coverage matters, including primarily uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage claims. Her insurance coverage practice also includes evaluating and litigating bad faith coverage matters in Missouri and Illinois.

In addition to insurance coverage analysis and litigation, Ms. Jacobi is an experienced appellate attorney. She has handled numerous appeals in Missouri and Illinois Appellate Courts, the Missouri Supreme Court, and the Eighth Circuit

Bar/Professional Associations

  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
    • Assistant Editor, IDC Quarterly
    • Insurance Law Committee
    • Vice-Chair, Young Lawyers Committee
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Awards, Honors & Distinctions

  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers
    • Rising Star (2015-2018)
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers
    • Emerging Lawyer (2019)

Law Schools Honors/Involvement

  • Deans Select Scholar
  • Order of the Woolsack
  • Saint Louis University Public Law Review
    • Articles Editor

Published Legal Writing

  • “The Concurrent Proximate Cause Test for Coverage in Illinois: A Look at Allstate Indemnity Company v. Contreras,” IDC Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 4 (2018). (Co-author)
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go? Staying Coverage Litigation Pending Resolution of the Underlying Lawsuit,” IDC Quarterly, Vol. 28 No. 1. Co-author
  • “What to Do When Rules of Grammar Are Unclear, and Other Thoughts on Split Infinitives,” Writers’ Corner, For the Defense (June 2018). Co-author
  • “The Expansion of Discovery in Insurance Law Cases After Zagorski v. Allstate,” IDC Quarterly, Volume 27, Number 1 (2017)
  • “First District Rejects the Use of Extrinsic Evidence for Purposes of the Duty to Defend,” IDC Quarterly, Volume 25, Number 2 (2015)
  • “Complex Claims, Complex Questions: Illinois’s Approach to Liability Claims Involving Multiple Claimants and Multiple Insureds,” IDC Quarterly, Volume 24, Number 1 (2014)
  • IDC Survey of Law of 2015 (contributor)

Legal Lectures & Presentations

  • “Attorney-Client and Work-Product Privileges in Insurance Coverage Litigation,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (Springfield IL, 2018)
  • “The Impact of Missouri’s Reformed 537.065 statute,” Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (St. Louis MO, 2018)
  • “Additional Insured Coverage and Contractual Indemnity Issues,” Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (Rolling Meadows IL, 2018)
  • “Do You Believe In Life After RSMO 537.065 Reform?” Springfield Claims Association (Springfield MO, 2017)
  • “Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law,” National Business Institute (Collinsville IL, 2016)
  • “When Conflict Is Unavoidable,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Education (St. Louis MO, 2015)
  • “Litigating Insurance Coverage Claims: From Start to Finish,” National Business Institute (St. Louis MO, 2014)