LCA Senior Fellow Kurt Zitzer is Re-Elected to Meagher + Geer’s Management Committee

LCA Senior Fellow Kurt Zitzer, of the Minneapolis-based law firm Meagher + Geer, has been re-elected to the firm’s Management Committee. Kurt has served on the firm’s management committee since 2017 and will continue to serve in this role for another five-year term, commencing on March 1, 2022. Kurt is  a litigation attorney practicing out of the firm’s Chicago and Phoenix offices. He also serves as Practice Chair for the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Professional Liability practice groups.

Kurt has defended commercial insurance cases in 14 states—in mediation, arbitration, litigation, on trial and on appeal. Kurt also has experience serving as an arbitrator in private arbitrations involving insurance coverage disputes, and as an expert witness involving coverage and bad faith claims. In addition to insurance coverage and commercial litigation, he defends clients—particularly lawyers and accountants—faced with professional liability claims. He represents accountants confronted with disciplinary proceedings and malpractice claims, as well as other professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, real estate and insurance.

Kurt’s practice includes the defense of product liability claims involving the manufacturing, distribution and sale of vehicles and their component parts, small machinery, household products, HVAC equipment, construction materials and other consumer products. He has successfully defended serious bodily injury and wrongful death claims as well as property damage claims in Arizona and other jurisdictions. He has resolved suits through trial, arbitration, motion practice and mediated settlement, and Kurt is regularly called upon to defend the interests of those companies accused of manufacturing, distributing or selling a dangerous or defective product.

Kurt also represents real estate developers, with a focus on projects that include hospitality, medical and professional office buildings. He uses his knowledge of insurance coverage to advise clients on risk management issues—including procurement of insurance and drafting of construction contracts.