Sarah Hertz Maisel Tressler LLP

Maisel, Sarah Hertz Partner

Maisel, Sarah Hertz Partner

Practice Focus

Sarah is a partner in the Insurance Practice Group and focuses her practice on a wide range of insurance coverage analyses and litigation.  She represents insurance companies in complex coverage litigation pending throughout the country in both state and federal courts.  These actions involve various coverage lines, including commercial general liability, professional liability, management liability, excess exposures and extracontractual liability.  She also has significant experience in defending underlying claims including handling matters through mediation, arbitration and trial.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Tressler, Sarah was an associate at a global law firm where she gained experience representing domestic and international insurers in complex coverage disputes involving sexual misconduct allegations. Sarah also previously acted as defense counsel for a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 corporations, involved in complex commercial and toxic tort litigation.

Sarah is a magna cum laude graduate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. During law school, she held several law clerk positions and also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Raul Vega, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois in the Domestic Relations Division. Sarah obtained certificates in both Advocacy and Child and Family Law. 

Memberships & Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

Professional Liability Underwriting Society

American Bar Association Business Law Section



Presentations & Events


“The Right to Independent Counsel,” October 2022

“A Professional Liability Insurance Primer,” July 2022

"Tressler Talks: Tempted by the Fruit of Another-Additional Insureds, Indemnity Agreements and Risk Transfer," Tressler Webinar, June 2021

Personal Life

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys traveling, concerts, running, and spending time with her husband and young son.  Sarah and her family enjoy visiting the many excellent restaurants that Chicago has to offer, and traveling to a ranch in northern Michigan where they spend time horseback riding.