Berhanu_Dibora 2019

Berhanu, Dibora L. Associate

Berhanu, Dibora L. Associate

Practice Focus

Dibora Berhanu is an associate in the Insurance Practice Group. Dibora focuses her practice in the areas of insurance coverage analysis and litigation. She has drafted coverage opinions, position letters, response letters and other insurance-related documents on behalf of insurers. Dibora also has experience in various phases of insurance coverage litigation, including drafting declaratory judgment complaints and dispositive motions.

Dibora has handled a wide range of issues involving several types of policies, including general liability, commercial auto, professional liability, businessowners liability, homeowners and umbrella policies, among others.

Dibora has also worked on a variety of legal matters related to contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, employment discrimination claims, employment retaliation claims, whistle blower claims and probate cases. She has experience drafting corporate organizational documents, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements and services agreements.  

Professional Background

Prior to joining Tressler, Dibora worked at the Department of Labor, Office of Foreign Labor Certification where she reviewed applications for temporary work visas, specifically under the H-2B visa program. 

While in law school, Dibora was on the Dean’s List, the Review of Intellectual Property Law Journal, and competed in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. She served as the Vice President of the Black Law Students’ Association and a Supervisor for the Academic Enhancement Program, a minority law student retention program. Dibora was a member of the Business Enterprise Law Clinic, a business transactions clinic at John Marshall dedicated to serving business owners from underserved communities. She also was a Legal Intern at Accenture, LLP and Law Clerk at Ruff, Freud, Breems and Nelson, Ltd. 

Memberships & Affiliations

Cook County Bar Association
Minority Law Student Job Fair Committee Member
Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago Auxiliary Board Member

Publications

Recent Publications

Idaho Court Expands on the Prior Publication Exclusion to Coverage, Commercial General Liability Dispatch, February 15, 2019

Court Holds Aircraft Exclusion to Bodily Injury Also Extends to DronesCommercial General Liability Dispatch, January 7, 2019

Is Bitcoin Legitimate Currency? The Courts Seem To Think So, Privacy Risk Report, January 3, 2019

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