Georgia Joyce Tressler LLP

Joyce, Georgia L. Senior Counsel

Joyce, Georgia L. Senior Counsel

Practice Focus

Georgia represents insurers and insureds in federal and state court in a wide variety of insurance coverage litigation, including claims under general liability policies; life, health and accident policies; professional liability policies and financial institution bonds. She has experience in all phases of litigation, mediation and settlement. Georgia has also represented insurers and insureds as coverage counsel in matters involving directors and officers liability insurance, professional liability/errors and omissions insurance and financial institution bonds. In addition, Georgia has represented insurance clients in bankruptcy court in adversary proceedings alleging fraudulent conveyances, preferential transfers and other bankruptcy-related issues.

Professional Background

Georgia has practiced in Illinois for more than 25 years. She has extensive experience in insurance coverage and litigation matters involving many types of policies, including commercial general liability; directors and officers; professional liability; life, health and accident insurance and financial institution and crime bonds.

Memberships & Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association

American Bar Association (Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Committee; Fidelity & Surety Law Committee)

Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (Insurance Law Committee)

Pro Bono Network


Recent Articles and Blogs

Contributor, "Rise of the Machines: Cyber-Based Liability and Its Attendant Coverage Questions," 30 Ill. Def. Couns. Q., no. 2, Second Quarter 2020, at m-2

Contributor, "Survey of 2019 Insurance Law Cases," Ill. Ass’n. of Def. trial couns. 2019 surv. of law, at 45

Contributor, "Survey of 2018 Insurance Law Cases," Ill. Ass’n. of Def. trial couns. 2018 surv. of law, at 45 

Contributor, "Recent Developments in Health Insurance, Life Insurance, and Disability Insurance Law," 50 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 401, Winter, 2015

Contributor, "Health, Life and Disability Insurance," Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J., Fall 2011, 2012 and 2013

"As The Insurer Squirms: Watching the Jury Deliberate a Dishonesty Claim Under a Financial Institution Bond," ABA TIPS FSLC Newsletter, Spring 1999

Former Hot Line Cases Editor, "ABA Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Newsletter," Newsletter