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April 22, 2015
April 22, 2015 (Chicago) Tressler LLP has been ranked in the inaugural Law360 "100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys" list. The firm was ranked #43 based on its female representation at the partner and non-partner levels and its total number of female attorneys.
April 15, 2015
Tressler partner John M. O’Driscoll has once again been appointed to serve as a member of the ISBA Local Government Law Section Council.
April 9, 2015
Tressler New York partner Courtney E. Scott authored the article, "Prior Knowledge Exclusion Unambiguous and Effective to Bar Coverage," that was reprinted in the E&O Weekly Prevention for The article was first published in the February 2015 edition of Tressler's Specialty Lines Advisory.
February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015 – (Chicago). Chicago Associate, Elizabeth M. McGarry’s article entitled “Explicit Monetary Demand Is Not Required To Constitute a ‘Claim’ Under Claims-Made Professional Liability Insurance Policy,” was recently reprinted in’s E&O Weekly Prevention publication. CLICK HERE for a copy of the article.

February 4, 2015
February 4, 2015 (Chicago and Park Ridge, IL.) - William G. Raysa, senior counsel in Tressler’s Government Law practice group, was recently named the 2015 recipient of the Illinois Local Government Lawyer’s Association’s Award for Longevity of Service to a Community. Bill was selected to receive this distinguished honor for his tenure as Village Attorney to the Village of Buffalo Grove for the past 37 years. Bill will be honored during the ILGL Annual Conference on February 16, 2015, at Northern Illinois University’s Naperville Campus.
January 29, 2015
Chicago Associate, Kathryn A. Formeller's article entitled “Collusion Not Required Under Illinois Law for Insured v. Insured Exclusion to Apply,” was recently reprinted in’s E&O Weekly Prevention publication. CLICK HERE for a copy of the article.
January 12, 2015
January 12, 2015 (Chicago, Bolingbrook and Park Ridge, Ill.) - Fourteen Tressler LLP attorneys have been named to the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list, placing them in the top 5% of all licensed attorneys in Illinois. Eight of the named attorneys have been on the list for 10 consecutive years.
January 9, 2015
John O’Driscoll authored two articles in the IDC Local Government Law Committee newsletter, Defense Updates: Local Government Law, Vol 16, No 1, titled: “Snowplows and Blocked Sidewalks” and “No Monkey Business with the Scope of the Tort Immunity Act's Coverage.”
December 31, 2014
December 31, 2014 – (Chicago and Newark, New Jersey). Michael Conlon, Andrew S. Paine, Todd M. Rowe, James R. Stevens and Kathleen G. Williams, have been elected partners at Tressler LLP, effective January 1, 2015. Ms. Williams practices in the firm’s Newark office, while Mr. Conlon, Mr. Paine, Mr. Rowe and Mr. Stevens all practice in the firm’s Chicago office.
December 11, 2014

New York Partner Royce F. Cohen co-authored an article titled “Taking a Page from Litigation: Curbing Discovery Costs in Arbitration,” that was published in ARIAS U.S. QUARTERLY, Fourth Quarter 2014, VOLUME 21 NUMBER 4.

October 30, 2014
October 30, 2014 – (Chicago). Tressler LLP will receive the 2014 Carl H. Rolewick Award at the Lawyers’ Assistance Program Annual Dinner on November 14, 2014, at the Union League Club of Chicago.
October 16, 2014
Los Angeles Partner Paul S. White's article entitled "Insurer Was Obligated to Defend Insured Against Allegations of Errors & Omissions In Real Estate Services Notwithstanding Allegations That Sale of Property Was to Facilitate Investment of Sale Proceeds,” was recently reprinted in’s E&O Weekly Prevention publication.
October 8, 2014
Tressler Partner Shaun Baldwin posted an article to the National Insurance Law Forum blog
Tressler Partner Shaun M. Baldwin posted an article entitled “A Coverage Buy Out Can Preclude Coverage for TCPA Claimants Who Had Already Sustained Injury at the Time of the Agreement, As Long As They Had Not Yet Filed Suit" to the National Insurance Law Forum blog on October 8, 2014. VIEW ONLINE
July 1, 2014
July 1, 2014 – (Chicago, Bolingbrook and Park Ridge, IL). Government Law partner John O’Driscoll co-authored the “Local Government” chapter of the IDC 2013 Survey of Law. The survey, written by members of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s Amicus, Civil Practice, Commercial, Employment, Insurance, Local Government, Tort Law and Construction Committees, is a compendium of important decisions handed down over the past year. John also serves as Chair of IDC’s Local Government Law Committee.
May 21, 2014
May 21, 2014 – (Bolingbrook and Chicago). Local government lawyer, John M. O’Driscoll, has been re-elected as Chair of the Local Government Law Committee of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC).
May 20, 2014
"The Reinsurance 'Cut-Through' Provision – No Privity, No Problem"
Michael A. Conlon's article titled "The Reinsurance 'Cut-Through' Provision – No Privity, No Problem," was published by HarrisMartin Publishing in their Reinsurance Publication on May 20, 2014.
April 11, 2014
Tressler Partner John M. O’Driscoll has been appointed to serve as a Member on the 2014-2015 ISBA Local Government Law Section Council.
March 28, 2014
March 28, 2014 – (Chicago). Chicago associate Todd M. Rowe has been named to the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Law Journal Editorial Board. Todd’s term will begin in August 2014.
March 27, 2014
The FALA Chicago Inaugural Installation Ceremony and Reception on March 27, 2014 will honor, Dennis N. Ventura, an associate in the Chicago office, who was recently named to the Board of Directors.
March 18, 2014
Chicago Partners, Steven B. Adams and Charlene L. Holtz, and Bolingbrook Partner, John M. O’Driscoll authored Chapter 8, entitled, "Park Districts" in IICLE's Special Districts 2014 Edition.
February 24, 2014
Tressler attorneys have donated their time to staff a legal clinic at the First Congregational Church of La Grange in La Grange, Illinois.
February 2014
Nikolai Guerra, an associate in Tressler’s Chicago office, recently was named an Associate Board Member of The Chicago Committee.
January 13, 2014
Eighteen Tressler LLP attorneys have been named to the 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers® list, placing them in the top 5% of all licensed attorneys in Illinois. Eight of the named attorneys have been on the list for 10 consecutive years.
December 23, 2013
John Zimmermann, Of Counsel in the firm’s Government Law group, was recently appointed to serve on the Illinois Municipal League’s Policy Committee on General Governance by IML President Darryl Lindberg.
November 11, 2013
As Chairman of the Group, He Also Holds a Seat on the Board of Director’s of the ILGL
Jeffrey M. Stein has been elected Chairman of the Municipal Prosecutor’s Group of the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association. His one year term became effective immediately after his election on November 11, 2013
October 21, 2013
Tressler has launched a new blog – the “Chicago Condo Law Blog.” The blog covers legal and practical issues relevant to Condominium and Homeowners Associations in Illinois. The primary contributor to the blog is James R. Stevens. Additional contributors are David J. Freeman, James P. Arrigo and Jeffrey M. Alperin.
October 4, 2013
Daniel D. Drew and Scott D. Gudmundson Join the Firm as Of Counsel
Daniel D. Drew and Scott D. Gudmundson have joined Tressler as Of Counsel. They bring significant depth of experience representing family offices, small and medium-sized companies and health care and other professional service businesses in nearly every legal aspect of formation, operation, compliance and planning for such businesses, specifically regarding financing and acquisition or divesture of assets.
October 1, 2013
Shaun McParland Baldwin, Kathy Karaboyas Malamis and Shevonn K. Willis are named in the “Super Lawyers Spotlights The Top Women Attorneys in Illinois” section of the October 2013 issue of Chicago Magazine. The three Tressler attorneys were already named to a 2013 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list.
June 1, 2013
Tressler LLP Executive Committee member and Chicago Office Managing Partner D.J. Sartorio has become a regular columnist for the Chicago Lawyer, writing on the topic of law firm management.
April 16, 2013
James R. Stevens, a litigator who has a wealth of experience representing condominium and homeowners associations in litigation, collection and transactional matters, has joined Tressler LLP as Senior Counsel in the firm’s Chicago and Bolingbrook, Ill., offices.
February 18, 2013
Tressler LLP Senior Counsel William G. Raysa received the Robert J. Mangler Distinguished Service Award for Lifetime Achievement in Recognition of Distinguished Service to Local Government Law.
January 11, 2013
Bolingbrook partner John M. O’Driscoll has been sworn in as a new member of the Oswego Community Unit School District 308’s Board of Education. He will serve in this position until new board members are sworn in after the April 9, 2013, election.
January 4, 2013
Eighteen Tressler LLP attorneys have been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list by Illinois Super Lawyers 2013, placing them in the top 5% of all licensed attorneys in Illinois.
October 22, 2012
At the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s 77th Annual Conference in Austin, Texas, IMLA presented Tressler Senior Counsel John J. Zimmermann the James H. Epps, III Award for Longevity of Service to a Community.
September 2012
Tressler attorney Cynthia M. Hansen has co-authored Chapter 9 – Special Education in the “School Law (Illinois): Personnel and Student Issues 2012 Edition,” published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
June 8, 2012
Local government lawyer and Partner John M. O’Driscoll has been elected chair of the Municipal Law Committee of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC).
April 16, 2012
At No. 294, Tressler LLP has joined the ranks of The National Law Journal’s newly expanded annual law firm survey that identifies the largest 350 legal players in the United States.
April 1, 2012
Combination Creates One of the Most Experienced and Multi-Faceted Local Government Practices in Illinois; Adds Depth to Tressler’s Corporate and Commercial Litigation Practices
Raysa & Zimmermann LLC, a premier local government law firm in Illinois, has combined with Tressler LLP effective April 1, 2012. 
March 5, 2012
The Investing in Justice Campaign is a communitywide effort through which Chicago-area legal professionals come together each year in March to raise funds for pro bono and legal aid services in the Chicago area.
February 27, 2012
Combination Will Create One of the Most Experienced and Multi-Faceted Local Government Practices in Illinois
Raysa & Zimmermann LLC, a premier Local Government Law Firm in Illinois, has announced that it will merge effective April 1, 2012, with Tressler LLP. The combined firm name will be Tressler LLP.

Through this merger, Tressler gains seven lawyers and an office in Park Ridge, Ill., from which the firm will continue to support its governmental practice in the Chicago suburbs. The Raysa & Zimmermann attorneys join Tressler’s existing local government law practice comprised of 13 attorneys based in the firm’s Chicago and Bolingbrook, Ill., offices.
February 22, 2012
The distinction of being a Leading Lawyer has been earned by fewer than 5 percent of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois.
February 8, 2012
The Illinois Association of Park Districts has published the “Guide to Illinois Sunshine Laws,” co-written by John M. O’Driscoll and Steven B. Adams.
January 30, 2012
Kristin G. Bagull, a skilled estate planning and taxation lawyer who advises clients on all aspects of asset protection, disability planning, business succession planning and corporate matters, has joined Tressler LLP as senior counsel in the firm’s Chicago and Bolingbrook, Ill., offices.
January 2, 2012
Nine Tressler LLP attorneys have been included on Illinois Super Lawyers 2012’s Rising Stars list, placing them in the top 2.5% of all licensed attorneys in Illinois who are 40 years old or younger or who have been in practice 10 years or less.
December 19, 2012
With 600 members in the Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce, Tressler LLP is honored to have been nominated by the Chamber for the prestigious 2012 Best of Bolingbrook Businesses Award.
September 12, 2011
Attorneys and Staff from Wheaton Relocate to Chicago and Bolingbrook Offices
Effective November 1, 2011, Tressler LLP consolidated offices with attorneys and staff from the Wheaton office relocating to the firm’s Chicago and Bolingbrook, Ill., offices. They continue to service the same clients and maintain a strong presence in the communities where they practice.
August 11, 2011
Cynthia M. Hansen, an attorney with more than 15 years of experience in the area of special education and school law, has joined Tressler LLP as Senior Counsel. She will be practicing in the firm’s Chicago and Bolingbrook offices.
June 16, 2011
Tressler LLP sponsoring the 2011 Defense Research Institute (“DRI”) Diversity for Success Seminar and Expo held June 16-17 in Chicago.
June 3, 2011
Tressler partner John O’Driscoll was named a recipient of the Illinois Association Defense Trial Counsel (IDC) Meritorious Service Award for his outstanding service as co-chair of the IDC Commercial Litigation Committee.
June 1, 2011
Tressler LLP has become an official Ally for the Chicago-based Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (“IILP”) effective June 2011. The IILP is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving diversity and promoting inclusion in the legal profession through comprehensive outreach and original programming.
April 26, 2011
James S. Boan has been honored by the Bolingbrook Park District through its dedication of 27 acres of open woodlands in his name. The honor is in recognition of his many years of public service.
March 17, 2011
Eric J. Emerson has joined the firm as a partner and chair of the firm’s new Trucking & Transportation Practice Group. As a former General Counsel and CEO of a national bulk commodity carrier, Eric leads a team that understands the business realities facing management in transportation today. With Tressler uniquely positioned “At the Intersection of Trucking & Law,” the firm’s Trucking & Transportation Practice Group is truly corporate counsel for trucking industry companies.
February 28, 2011
February 1, 2011
Tressler LLP and Petillon Hiraide & Loomis LLP (“PHL”) have created a professional affiliation, with PHL attorneys serving as Of Counsel to Tressler. Effective February 1, 2011, the affiliation distinguishes our firms in a rapidly changing marketplace where clients are facing novel and complex issues. PHL brings an exceptional combination of corporate finance, regulatory and litigation prowess.
January 3, 2011
January 3, 2011
January 1, 2011
Tressler LLP has promoted three attorneys to the firm’s partnership. Effective January 1, 2011, the addition of Charmagne Topacio, Kathy Karaboyas Malamis and Matthew Devereux increases the partnership size to 70 men and women practicing throughout the country.
December 17, 2010
The Deal
November 9, 2010
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
September 13, 2010
June 18, 2010
March 2010
January 1, 2010
Tressler LLP has elevated Chicago attorney Thomas G. Drennan to the firm’s partnership.
September 14, 2009
Tressler Soderstrom Maloney & Priess LLP has changed its name to Tressler LLP.
November 4, 2008
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Vol. 154, Num. 217
July 2008
Tressler has been ranked the 34th largest law firm in Illinois by Chicago Lawyer magazine. Additionally, the firm achieved notable rankings in the surveys "Illinois Law Firms with the Greatest Number of Women Attorneys" and "Illinois Law Firms with the Greatest Number of Minority Attorneys," also conducted by Chicago Lawyer.