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Douglas R. Richmond

Aon Risk Solutions
Managing Director, Professional Services
Chicago, IL, USA


Doug Richmond is Managing Director in the Professional Services Group of Aon Risk Solutions in Chicago. Aon's Professional Services Group is the world's largest broker of insurance for law firms.  Doug consults with Aon's 250+ large law firm clients on professional responsibility and liability issues. 

Before joining Aon in Chicago, Doug was a partner with Armstrong Teasdale LLP in Kansas City, Missouri (1989-2004), where he had a national trial and appellate practice. In his time at Armstrong Teasdale, he tried numerous major cases as "first chair" and was often engaged to handle appeals of cases tried by other lawyers.  In 1998, he was named the nation's top defense lawyer in an insurance industry poll as reported in the publications Inside Litigation and Of Counsel. He is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI), American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), and Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC).  Doug has also been selected to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of legal malpractice, personal injury litigation, and railroad law.  In 2003, the Euromoney Legal Media Group named him as one of the nation's top insurance and reinsurance lawyers. 

Doug is the lead author of the book Professional Responsibility in Litigation, published by the ABA in 2011. He is the co-author of a leading insurance law treatise, Understanding Insurance Law (4th ed. 2007), and an editor of the three-volume New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide.  He has published more than 50 articles in university law reviews, and many more articles in other scholarly and professional journals. Doug teaches Legal Ethics at the Northwestern University School of Law.  He previously taught Trial Advocacy and Insurance Law at the University of Kansas School of Law, and Insurance Law and a seminar on Damages at the University of Missouri School of Law. In addition, Doug is a regular NITA faculty member, teaching both deposition and trial skills. 

Doug earned his J.D. at the University of Kansas, an M. Ed. from the University of Nebraska, and his B.S. from Fort Hays State University.

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