Steven J. Tasch

Mr. Tasch received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, from Lawrence University with honors, in 1977 and a Juris Doctorate degree with honors (Law Review) from John Marshall Law School in 1984.  Prior to and subsequent to attending law school, Mr. Tasch was a shareholder in Associated Claim Service, Inc., an independent insurance adjusting firm. He was affiliated with Associated Claim Service, Inc., for over ten (10) years, investigating significant claims, including product liability matters involving automobiles, motorcycles, and ATV’s.

After graduation from law school in 1984, he was engaged in insurance defense as a trial attorney.  For over thirty-five (35) years, Mr. Tasch has built cases involving of product liability and comprehensive general liability matters, and has substantial experience pertaining to claims relating to the amusement and motor sports industry. In his years of service working on amusement related matters, he has attended and participated in and many safety seminars for Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers International (AIMS), a trade association of manufacturers and suppliers of the amusement industry; and for the Skycoaster Safety School and ITT Product Liability Tool Shop Seminar. Mr. Tasch is the Treasurer for the IALDA (International Amusement & Leisure Defense Association).

In addition to his involvement as a trial attorney, with the amusement industry and motor sports claims, Mr. Tasch has extensive experience in recreational law and coaching. Mr. Tasch was the legal and insurance representative for the Fox River Grove Recreational Counsel for eight (8) years; he has coached in recreational leagues and middle school teams for over eighteen (18) years, including boys and girls basketball; soccer; baseball and at the travel level for both boys and girls basketball.  Mr. Tasch has been the Co-Athletic Director for the SS. Peter & Paul School located in Cary, Illinois, that participates in the Northwest Suburban Catholic league.

Mr. Tasch has trial and appellate experience, and is admitted to practice, including the trial bar, before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the State of Illinois. Mr. Tasch has been admitted pro hac vice in many jurisdictions, and has tried cases in state and federal courts in Illinois, California and Pennsylvania.