Thomas Lee Stevens

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Thomas Lee Stevens

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Thomas Lee Stevens was born in Hammond, Indiana, on May 18, 1930. Eighteen years later, he graduated from Hammond High School and enrolled at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Stevens graduated from DePauw in 1952 and then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. While in law school, Stevens served on the Student Editorial Board of the Indiana Law Journal during 1953/54 (v.29) and as a Note Editor in 1954/55 (v.30). After receiving his law degree in 1955, Stevens enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Office of the Judge Advocate General at the Pentagon.

In 1958, Stevens returned to the Midwest and accepted a position with the Chicago firm of Lord, Bissell and Brook. Stevens would remain with the firm for the next 37 years, becoming a partner in 1966 and retiring as the firm’s CEO in 1995. During his years at the firm, Stevens specialized in insurance and general corporate law. Additionally, he served as Chairman of the Public Regulation of Insurance Companies Committee of the American Bar Association, as well as Chairman of the Financial Services Committee. Over a 20-year period (1975-1995), Stevens held numerous positions with Lloyd’s of London, including a term as General Representative. In the late 1980s, Stevens served as an adjunct professor Chicago-Kent School of Law, teaching insurance law and regulation. He also served as a judge for the Indiana University Law School’s Sherman Minton Moot Court competition.

Thomas Lee Stevens died in Naples, Florida, on September 13, 2013.

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Maurer Alumni, Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, Lord Bissell & Brook, Insurance Law

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Insurance Law | Law | Legal Biography | Legal Profession

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