Laurence R. Sharlot


Areas Of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Bad Fait
  • Malpractice Defence
  • Liability and Insurance Defense
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Defense


Bar Admissions


Professional Associations and Memberships

Past Employment

Mr. Sharlot practices in the areas of insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, insurance defense litigation (personal injury and property damage claims) and medical malpractice. Mr. Sharlot has successfully tried (both jury and bench trials) and arbitrated over 200 cases.

Mr. Sharlot joined Jennings, Haug and Cunningham, LLP in 1994 and became a Partner in 1996.

Mr. Sharlot graduated from Illinois State University in 1986 (B.S. in Finance) and John Marshall Law School in 1990 (J.D., with Distinction). Mr. Sharlot graduated with honors from John Marshall Law School (top 10%), was a member and author of the John Marshall Law Review  and was honored as a lifetime member of John Marshall Law School’s Order of the Coif.  Mr. Sharlot is also a 1994 graduate of Arizona’s College of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Sharlot started his legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Jefferson Lankford, Court of Appeals of Arizona from 1990-91.

Representative Engagements

·      Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company of America

·      Depositors Insurance Company

·      Nationwide Affinity Insurance Company

·      Nationwide Insurance Company of America

·      Arizona Automobile Insurance Company

·      United Automobile Insurance Group

·      Victoria Financial Corporation

·      Titan Insurance Company

·      Shand Morahan & Company

·      Young America Insurance Company

·      Loya Insurance Company

·      AMCO Insurance Company

·      Legacy Pacific Insurance

·      Allied Insurance Company

·      Scottsdale Insurance Company

·      Cambridge Integrated Services Group

·      Applied Medico-Legal Solutions Risk Retention Group

·      Evanston Insurance Company

·      Markel Insurance Company

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • Illinois State University
    • B.S. - 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy

Past Employment

  • Hon. Jefferson Lankford, Court of Appeals of Arizona, Judicial Law Clerk, 1990 to 1991
  • Stevenson, Rusin & Friedman, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois, Associate Attorney, 1992 to 1993