Mr. Birsic maintains an active trial, arbitration and counseling practice focused on a wide range of complex commercial and insurance coverage litigation. Mr. Birsic has extensive jury and bench trial experience involving complex commercial and coverage cases. In addition, he has tried numerous international and U.S. based commercial and coverage arbitrations to conclusion. Since 2009 alone, Mr. Birsic has tried more than 10 significant complex cases to conclusion. In recognition of his extensive trial work, Mr. Birsic has been inducted as a Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. In 2015, the United States Lawyer Rankings named Mr. Birsic one of the Nation’s Top 10 Commercial Litigation Lawyers. Mr. Birsic is also regularly (past 10 years) listed in both The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers, USA for commercial and business litigation. He is also regularly listed in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration.
Professional BackgroundMr. Birsic, who has been a lawyer with K&L Gates since 1979, currently serves as the Co-Practice Area Leader of K&L Gates’ Global Litigation and Dispute Resolution group and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He is a frequent lecturer to professional groups on trial and arbitration related issues involving complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage and international arbitration issues.