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Davis Sudac, Danita L. Associate

Davis Sudac, Danita L. Associate

Practice Focus

Danita L. Davis Sudac is an associate in the Insurance and Litigation practices at Tressler LLP. She represents insurers in matters in connection with insurance issues, including claims related to commercial general liability coverage and professional liability coverage. In addition, she advises insurers regarding a broad range of insurance coverage and litigation matters involving state and federal law throughout the country.

Danita also represents clients in commercial litigation, including matters involving breach of contract disputes, consumer fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, business fraud, negligence, probate and violations of the Illinois Trade Secrets Act. She has experience in all phases of litigation, including responding to discovery, filing and arguing motions and participating in settlement conferences.

Professional Background

Danita has been recognized as an “Emerging Lawyer” by Leading Lawyers in 2015 and 2016. Before entering private practice, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ronald F. Bartkowicz, a Commercial Calendar Judge in the Law Division of the Cook County Circuit Court. While in law school, Danita was a Notewriter and Executive Editor of Student Writing for the Valparaiso University Law Review.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member


Recent Publications

Wisconsin Supreme Court Apportions Defense Costs Pro Rata Based On Policy Limits. Commercial General Liability Distpatch. March 6, 2019.

Nevada Supreme Court Allows Consequential Damages for Breach of Duty to Defend Even in the Absence of Bad Faith. Commercial General Liability Dispatch. January 22, 2019.

Kentucky Supreme Court Holds Construction Defect is Not an “Accident”. Commercial General Liability Dispatch. May 23, 2018.

Formal Service of Petition for Appointment of Appraisal Umpire is Required Even if a Party Fails to Respond to Appraisal Demand.The Property Line. April 25, 2018. 

Illinois Court Holds Shooting “Arose Out Of” Premises For Purposes Of Additional Insured Endorsement. Commercial General Liability Dispatch. March 28, 2018.

Illinois Appellate Court Rejects Consideration Of Construction Agreement When Construing Coverage For Additional Insured. Commercial General Liability Dispatch. February 13, 2018.

Seventh Circuit Holds “Damage-to-Property” Exclusion Applies to Property Damage Caused by Poor Workmanship. Commercial General Liability Dispatch. January 9, 2018.

Eighth Circuit Refuses to Limit Pollution Exclusion to Injuries from Original Source of Pollutant. Commercial General Liability Dispatch. August 30, 2017.

Seventh Circuit Finds Duty to Defend Allegations of Faulty Workmanship Causing Damage to Other Property Commercial General Liability Dispatch. July 21, 2017.

Texas Supreme Court Holds Judgment After “Non-Adversarial” Trial Unenforceable Against Insurer. Commercial General Liability Dispatch. July 10, 2017. 

9th Circuit Affirms Application of Prior Litigation and Prior Loss Exclusions as Bar to Coverage. Bad Faith Bulletin. May 10, 2017.

Exhaustion Of SIR Found To Be Condition Precedent In Coverage For Additional Insured. Commercial General Liability Dispatch. April 6, 2017. 


Representative Experience

  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science v. Lexington Ins. Co., et al, 2014 Appellate No. 1- 11-3755 (1st Dist. 2014).