When Expertise Matters

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” – Nelson Mandela

Chukwuemeka “Emeka” O. Umachi


Tel: 630.382.4802
Fax: 630.468.2158
Email: cumachi@bodellbove.com


Emeka Umachi concentrates his practice in the areas of insurance coverage and litigation. He represents insurance carriers and insureds in complex first and third party coverage disputes involving commercial liability policies, commercial umbrella/excess policies, workers’ compensation/employers’ liability policies, commercial auto policies, professional liability policies and commercial property policies. He work includes drafting coverage opinions and litigating coverage disputes in state and federal courts.

Prior to joining Bodell Bove LLC, Emeka worked as regional counsel for a Fortune 500 home improvement retailer covering a 20 state region. Emeka focused his practice in the areas of tort defense, product liability defense, insurance coverage, commercial litigation and arbitration. His work included an emphasis on pursuing insurance coverage and contractual indemnification from third party manufacturers and service providers.

Emeka is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois and the Northern District of Illinois.


Wayne State University, B.A., 2009
DePaul College of Law, J.D., 2014