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Hart, Kathleen M. Associate

Hart, Kathleen M. Associate

Practice Focus

Kathleen is an associate in the Insurance Practice Group. Kathleen focuses her practice in the areas of insurance coverage analysis and litigation. Kathleen has drafted coverage opinions, position letters, response letters and other insurance-related documents on behalf of insurers. Kathleen also has experience in various phases of insurance coverage litigation, including drafting declaratory judgment complaints and dispositive motions as well as appearing for oral arguments and mediations. Kathleen has handled a wide range of issues involving several types of policies, including general liability, commercial auto, professional liability, advertisers liability, media, directors and officers liability, first party property, homeowners, umbrella and workers compensation policies, among others. Kathleen has also assisted insurers in fraud investigation claims involving theft and arson. Kathleen also has experience handling UM/UIM claims.

She also has experience in insurance defense litigation. Kathleen has experience in all phases of pre-trial litigation, including drafting pleadings, dispositive motions, discovery, motion in limine and jury instructions. Kathleen also has experience in conducting depositions, witness preparation, oral argument, mediations and arbitration. She has experience handling real estate and corporate matters, including drafting deeds, real estate documents and corporate filings.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Tressler, Kathleen worked for Querrey & Harrow, LLC, where she began her career as a law clerk and later worked as an associate. While at Querrey, Kathleen gained experience in insurance defense litigation, general litigation, corporate law and trust and probate administration.

During her time in law school, She was on the Dean’s List and was the Managing Editor of The John Marshall Law Review. She was also a member of the Latino Law Student Association and tutored first-year minority students through the school’s Advanced Education Program. Kathleen was also a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Jeffrey Cole, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and a legal intern in the Chicago Park District’s labor and employment department.

Publications

Recent Publications

Auto Exclusion Precludes Coverage For Accident Involving Pizza Delivery Driver. Commercial General Liability Dispatch. February 7, 2018.

Northern District of Illinois Applies Intellectual Property Exclusion. Commercial General Liability Dispatch. January 18, 2018.

New York Court Finds Question of Fact as to Intentional Act Related to Allegations of Sexual Abuse. Commercial General Liability Dispatch. February 14, 2017.

11th Circuit Finds Insurer Has No Duty to Pay Pre-Tender Costs. Commercial General Liability Dispatch. January 31, 2017.