News 01.29.24

Announcing the 2024 Segal McCambridge Shareholder Promotions

Segal McCambridge is pleased to announce its 2024 shareholder promotions:

Senior Shareholders:

Stephanie L. Strycharz, Michigan


C Daniel DiLizia, Austin

Lee J. Hurwitz, Chicago

Benjamin J. Nellans, Chicago

Christina M. Putman, Chicago

Wesley T. Welmaker, Houston

Robert R. Rigolosi, New York

Andrew J. Wells, New York

Jordan B. Rosenberg, Philadelphia

Nicholas E. Richardson, Tampa

“We are delighted to congratulate Stephanie Strycharz on her elevation to Senior Shareholder and to welcome these talented 9 individuals as our newest Shareholders,” said Managing Shareholder Jason Eckerly. “They have all embraced the pursuit of professional excellence and demonstrated an unwavering commitment to client service, which are the cornerstones of our firm’s culture and values.”

Stephanie L. Strycharz is a seasoned trial attorney with a robust background in defending insurers and insureds. She excels in handling a variety of insurance cases, including personal protection claims, contract disputes and liability issues. Stephanie consistently demonstrates her ability to secure favorable outcomes for clients facing challenging trials, reflecting her commitment to achieving optimal results in diverse legal scenarios.

Daniel C. DiLizia ardently represents his clients in a diverse array of litigation including  premises liability, complex constitutional litigation, tort litigation and insurance bad faith cases. His hands-on approach extends from pre-suit to trial and appeal, demonstrating proficiency in motion practice, depositions, settlement negotiations and trial proceedings.

Lee J. Hurwitz navigates intricate legal terrains with a focus on toxic tort, product liability, transportation, life sciences, and sports, recreation, and entertainment. Bringing extensive experience in insurance defense—particularly in personal injury and subrogation claims—Lee has successfully prepared numerous transportation cases for jury trial. His proven track record includes serving as lead counsel in nine verdicts, highlighting his ability to deliver favorable outcomes in the courtroom.

Benjamin J. Nellans focuses his practice on the nuanced realms of toxic tort, complex commercial litigation and employment litigation. His wealth of experience spans across all stages of the litigation process, showcasing proficiency in attending hearings, handling motion practice, leading settlement negotiations and overseeing the intricacies of discovery. Benjamin brings a strategic acumen to each legal facet, reaffirming his commitment to delivering excellence in his field.

Christina M. Putman defends companies in tort and commercial disputes, spanning product liability, personal injury, malpractice, intellectual property, employment, construction and transportation matters. Her diverse background on both sides of legal proceedings positions her to offer innovative solutions to complex issues, consistently achieving favorable outcomes for clients.

Wesley T. Welmaker is a seasoned litigator and trial attorney, focusing his practice in premises liability, intellectual property, first-party, workplace accidents and transportation insurance defense. Formerly in-house counsel for United Automobile Insurance Services, Wesley managed strategy for 100+ auto injury and subrogation cases, leading in 10 and bringing dozens to trial. His diverse private practice included roles in prestigious national and Houston-based defense and plaintiff's firms.

Robert R. Rigolosi helps his clients navigate mass tort, product liability, construction accidents, property damage and commercial matters. Additionally, he takes on roles as national coordinating counsel and local counsel for equipment manufacturers in asbestos litigation. Drawing on his extensive experience, Robert assists clients in navigating challenging jurisdictions, providing innovative solutions to complex issues and aiding in effective risk management.

Andrew J. Wells brings a deep experience to his practice in product liability, premises liability, business litigation and sports, recreation and entertainment. He possesses a deep understanding of New York court procedures and is admitted to practice in U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York, where he has successfully litigated numerous cases. Beyond his legal career, Andrew has dedicated over 20 years to the U.S. Army Reserve, earning commendations, including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, for deployments to Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina and two tours in Iraq.

Jordan B. Rosenberg assists clients with product liability, premises liability, toxic tort, commercial litigation, transportation and intellectual property matters, offering proactive counsel to address issues before they escalate into liabilities. Jordan is valued for his effective communication and adept problem-solving, providing straightforward solutions to complex problems. His informed perspective and legal abilities have consistently led to early resolutions of numerous complex claims and the dismissal of dozens of cases over the years, earning the trust of his clients.

Nicholas E. Richardson focuses his legal practice toward insurance coverage and bad faith cases, dedicating over 7 years to resolving insurance disputes for both insurers and third-party administrators. His notable track record includes crafting comprehensive coverage opinions and representing clients in declaratory judgment and bad-faith actions across various policy areas. Nick's extensive knowledge of insurance law, coupled with his adept navigation of complex coverage issues, has consistently led to favorable outcomes. Beyond his primary focus, Nick has tackled diverse legal issues such as medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability, transportation, wrongful death and employment litigation, establishing him as a sought-after professional in the insurance industry.