Pinderski, James A. Partner

Pinderski, James A. Partner

Practice Focus

Jim Pinderski is an accomplished litigator who focuses his practice in the areas of insurance coverage litigation and complex commercial litigation. He has handled a wide variety of insurance related disputes, including issues of general coverage, environmental coverage, advertising injury/personal injury coverage, asbestos coverage, professional liability coverage, and bad faith. Jim has served as national coverage counsel for several major insurance companies, advising them on strategic claims handling issues and representing them in coverage and commercial litigation.

Professional Background

Active in firm management, Jim has served on Tressler’s three-person Executive Committee, which is the governing body of the firm, since 2005. He joined the firm as an associate in 1989.

Jim has achieved an AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. He has been selected by Leading Lawyers® Network as a “Leading Lawyer” in Commercial Litigation and Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law. He has also been selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers® for the past 13 years.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member  
  • National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Ltd. (NAPSLO), Member


Representative Experience

  • First Mercury Ins. Co. v. Nationwide Sec. Services, Inc., 54 N.E.3d 323 (Ill. App. 2016) (Coverage Litigation)
  • CF Industries, Inc., et al. v. Turner Industrial Services, et al., 2012 La. App. Unpub. LEXIS 537 (Coverage Litigation)
  • Transcontinental Ins. Co. v. Western National Mut. Ins. Co., No. 08-0460 (Ill. App. Ct. Mar. 31, 2010), rehearing denied, 2010 Ill. App. LEXIS 533 (May 13, 2010). (Coverage Litigation)
  • Farmers Alliance Mutual Ins. Co., et al. v. Greg K. Burger, NAU Country Ins. Co. et al., No. 05 CV 487, (Circuit Court, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin) (Commercial Litigation for Insurance Company)
  • Melba Cupp v. Vernon Morgan, et al., No. 96-C1-00607 (27th Judicial District, Laurel County Circuit Court, Commonwealth of Kentucky) (Bad Faith Trial)