Robert B. Blasio, GB SPECIALTY

Robert B. Blasio, GB SPECIALTY

Managing director

Robert Blasio formed Western Litigation, a unit of Gallagher Bassett, in 1994 and has strategically grown the company into an industry leader in managing litigation and risk for the professional liability industry. Prior to forming Western Litigation, Blasio was engaged in private legal practice in Chicago for eight years, where he specialized in defending physicians and hospitals in professional negligence matters, as well as defending insurers in insurance coverage disputes.

In April 2019, Blasio was appointed to lead Gallagher Bassett’s newly launched division, GB Specialty, which is dedicated to specialized lines of coverage such as medical malpractice, along with high-exposure claims in standard lines like general liability. Blasio seamlessly transitioned the Western Litigation team into GB Specialty, focusing team members’ expertise and resources on managing their clients’ most complex and challenging claims.