Peter C. Morse – Partner

Peter C. Morse

Peter C. Morse has been counseling clients, and litigating disputes, when necessary, for over forty years. He began his practice at a large nationwide law firm and, then twenty-five years ago, began his own firm with Greg Bolduc in order to better serve his clients. He is considered one of the preeminent insurance coverage attorneys in Illinois. He was the long-term editor of the Insurance Law Newsletter for the Insurance Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association. More than 40 reported Appellant Court decisions bear his name. He has lectured to many bar groups and clients on numerous insurance coverage topics. He authored the Comprehensive General Liability Coverage Chapter of the Attorney’s Guide to liability Insurance published by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), and a comprehensive 100-page guide to Illinois underinsured motorist coverage. In 2014, he was recognized as a Leading Lawyer.

His practice also includes defense of TCPA claims in both Federal and State Courts, and a wide range of other commercial litigation, including Copyright, Privacy Act, and employment contract disputes.

  • Insurance Coverage, Counsel, and Litigation
  • B.A., Hope College, 1977
  • J.D., IIT Chicago-Kent College, 1981, Law Review
  • State of Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2017
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Insurance Law Section
  • Leading Lawyer Network - Leading Lawyer Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Coverage Seminars, Aetna Life & Casualty Co., March 1987; Maryland Casualty Co., November 1991; Allstate Insurance Co., March 1991; and Hartford, April 1993
  • Homeowners and Umbrella Policies, ISBA, Law Ed Program, 1990 and 1992
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage in the Nineties, Hinshaw & Culbertson’s Third Annual Insurer Symposium, November 1991
  • Environmental Coverage Issues: Trigger, CBA, October 1992
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage Issues, CBA, May 1993
  • Lead Poisoning - The Asbestos of the 1990’s, Hinshaw & Culbertson’s Fifth Annual Insurance Symposium, November 1993
  • Insurance Coverage for Employment Torts, Midwest Regional Symposium, Overland Park, KS, September 30, 1997
  • Insurance Law Update, Illinois Defense Counsel Conference, Illinois
  • Attorney’s Guide to Liability Insurance, IICLE, CGL Chapter, 1989, 1992, 1995, 1997
  • Lead Paint - The Asbestos of the 1990’s, IDC Quarterly, 1995
  • Insurance Coverage for Drive-By Shootings and Carjackings, CPCU Society, Claims Quarterly, 1995
  • Illinois Automobile Insurance Law, Thomson West, 2007
  • Comprehensive General Liability Insurance Coverage Update - New Developments: UM & UIM Offer, the UIM Insurer’s Subrogation Rights, the Resident/Relative Exclusion, IICLE
  • The Emerging Law of UM/UIM Coverage
  • The Policy, Co-Editor, ISBA