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June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016(Chicago, Ill.) Former Tressler LLP partner, Jill L. Jennings, recently rejoined the firm in the administrative role of Director of Recruiting and Professional Development. She will be based in the firm’s Chicago office.
October 14, 2015
Tressler Of Counsel John Zimmermann received the Charles S. Rhyne Lifetime Achievement in Municipal Law Award presented by the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) at the annual conference in Las Vegas on October 6, 2015.
September 15, 2015
Tips to Reduce Board Conflict and Improve Board Outcomes
Tressler Chicago partner Steven Adams published the article, "Playing Nice in the Sandbox: Tips to Reduce Board Conflict and Improve Board Outcomes," in the September/October 2015 edition of Illinois Parks & Recreation. In the article, Steve offers recommendations for building board professionalism to achieve better outcomes.
July 13, 2015
Tressler will sponsor the dinner for the Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association 38th Annual Legislative Awareness Golf Outing on July 16, 2015.
July 8, 2014
Tressler is sponsoring the “Hole-in-One” Contest at the Waukegan Park District Partners in Parks Golf Outing on July 14, 2015. This event raises funds to support park district recreation programs, park improvement initiatives and scholarship programs.
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.
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
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
September 13, 2011
At its 76th Annual Conference in Chicago, The International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) awarded the Marvin J. Glink Private Practice Local Government Attorney Award to John J. Zimmermann.