Jeremy D. Kerman

Phone: 312.244.6730
Fax: 312.244.6800/6801


Jeremy focuses his practice on insurance coverage and commercial litigation matters. He has handled hundreds of cases involving coverage issues related to professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, errors and omissions liability, employment practices liability, general commercial liability, and cyber liability. He is also an experienced litigator, handling cases in the areas of medical malpractice defense, defense of property management companies, and breach of contract, to name a few. Jeremy has played a key role in several complex insurance coverage and bad faith arbitrations.

Jeremy has participated in federal and state court trials and mediations, including serving as lead trial counsel in a successful Illinois state court trial on tax issues for a commercial client, and as part of the legal team for federal jury trials focusing on breach of contract matters, and claims against financial institutions under the Uniform Commercial Code. Jeremy has extensive appellate experience as well, including briefing issues to the Seventh Circuit and presenting oral argument to the Delaware Supreme Court.

Jeremy is the founder and primary contributor to Kerman’s Korner (, a podcast that shares story-driven, tips, thoughts, and lessons that Jeremy has learned over the years. Kerman’s Korner has proven to be a unique, informative, and entertaining vehicle to facilitate discussion and debate on some of the recurring and emerging issues that Jeremy and Walker Wilcox Matousek’s clients face on various claims and cases.

While attending law school, Jeremy was a Judicial Extern with the Honorable Wayne R. Andersen of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He was also a member and Notes and Comments Editor for the Chicago-Kent Law Review, a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and a Teaching Assistant for first year legal writing students.


U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois

 Professional and Community Organizations

Chicago Bar Association
Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network
Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)


Cornell University, B.A. in Psychology and in English, 2006
Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. 2009