Designed Protection® for Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, Podiatrists, and Allied Healthcare (Specified Medical) Professionals


Available to Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, and Podiatrists free of charge, this Hotline panel provides access to experienced Healthcare Professional Liability defense attorneys who are available to answer general risk management related questions. Please note that questions regarding specific situations should be discussed with your retained counsel. Facts and laws vary from case to case and state to state.

Tyler Jay Lory

Organization Affiliations
New York State Bar Association
New York County Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1997
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1997
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2005
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1981

Bar Admissions
New York

B.A. University of Rochester, 1978
J.D. Boston College Law School, 1981 Mr. Lory has an "AV" rating with Martindale-Hubbell indicating the highest ranking in legal ability and ethical standards as determined by his peers in the legal community.  He has also been honored as a 2007, 2008 and 2009 New York Super Lawyer. Mr. Lory is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Professional Liability Underwriting Society and the Defense Research Institute. A featured speaker at national insurance company seminars, Mr. Lory has spoken on the topics of Preparing the Defense Expert Witness in medical malpractice cases, the Analysis of Medical Records in casualty defense cases and Coverage Issues in professional liability cases. A 1981 graduate of the Boston College School of Law, Mr. Lory is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is also admitted to practice in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In his career, Mr. Lory has been retained by some of the country’s best known carriers and companies. A partial list of clients includes: ACE USA; AIG Technical Services, Inc.; Arch Insurance Group; Argonaut Specialty; AXA Insurance Company; Bell Sports; Cambridge Mutual; Claims Management Services, Inc.; CNA; Commercial Underwriters Insurance Company; Crawford Technical Services; Dianon Systems, Inc.; Engel Martin; Evanston Insurance Company; Firemen’s Fund Insurance Co.; FOJP Service Corp.; Gallagher-Bassett; Great American Insurance Company; Hartford Insurance Group; Hertz Claims Management, Inc.; HIMCO, Inc.; Hiscox; Illinois State Medical Insurance Services, Inc.; Lancer Claims; Markel Insurance Company; MMI Companies; NAS Insurance Group; Navigators; New York Eye & Ear Infirmary; Professional Risk Management Services, Inc.; Rush North Shore Medical Center; St Paul/Travelers; Scott Fetzer & Co.; Scottsdale Insurance Company; Shand Morahan & Co.; South Oaks Hospital; Vericlaim; XL Insurance; York Claims and Zurich NA. is a partner with Clausen Miller P.C. Mr. Lory splits his practice between coverage work and defense work in general liability, professional liability, product liability, environmental liability, director and officer liability, and errors and omissions work for a variety of professionals, including real estate agents, property managers, title agents, insurance agents and securities dealers.

Tyler Jay Lory
Office: New York
FAX: 212.805.3939
Tel: 212.805.3941
Partner, Clausen Miller, P.C.


Karl Hannum

Karl enjoys learning medical intricacies from his clients and in return sharing his legal knowledge with others.  He has lectured to many organizations including: Michigan Association of Plastic Surgeons, Cardiac Surgical Society, Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and the Physicians Insurers Association of America.  Karl’s clients describe him as always respectful but aggressive and completely dedicated to their cases.  Karl Hannum is honored to have been selected as one of DBusiness Journal’s 2009-2010 Top Lawyers in the specialty of medical malpractice and health care law defense. ), which provide legal and practice management consultation services to Michigan’s top cardiologists, plastic surgeons and veterinarians.  Karl was a member of the Defense Breast Implant Steering Committee and was Defense Consortium counsel in Fen-Phen litigation. and the Veterinarian Consortium (, the Plastic Surgery Consortium (Karl represents the professional, personal and business interests of Michigan’s most respected physicians and health care facilities. While representing all health care provider specialties  he is founder of the  Cardiology Consortium ( considers it an honor to have teamed with Markel in the strong and professional defense of Evanston insured health care providers for the past 20 years. 

Karl Hannum
Contact Karl at (248) 250-7800
Troy, MI 48084
201 West Big Beaver, Suite 1130
Hannum Law Firm