It has been an exciting June for Tressler LLP.
Tressler continues to expand its national presence with the addition of four new attorneys in four different offices. Tressler welcomes William McVisk, Partner in Chicago, Eric Holmberg, Senior Associate in Los Angeles, Daniel Zemsky, Senior Associate in Newark and Beth Yoffie, Senior Counsel in Orange County.
“We are excited that our firm continues to grow both in size and depth of experience,” said Todd Schenk, partner and member of the Executive Committee at Tressler LLP. “Our new attorneys will bring a wealth of knowledge and skills that will help us serve our clients nationwide.”
See below to learn more about Tressler's new attorneys, including their practice focus, prior experience, education, and their thoughts about joining Tressler.
Practice Focus: William K. McVisk focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage litigation, hospital law and medical liability. He has handled all areas of coverage and bad faith litigation, especially third-party bad faith and coverage litigation involving commercial general liability, professional liability coverage, as well as personal lines coverage such as auto and homeowner’s coverage.
Prior Experience: William has been a litigator and trial lawyer for more than 30 years, and has focused his practice on representing insurers and insureds in insurance coverage and bad faith disputes and hospitals and nursing homes in medical negligence cases. He has also acted as general counsel for the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has tried numerous serious cases, including insurance bad faith cases and personal injury cases with injuries as severe as brain damage and death.
Education: William earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and his Juris Doctor degree with Cum Laude honors from Northwestern University School of Law.
Quote: "I am excited to be joining Tressler. Tressler's depth in many areas will enhance my ability to provide high quality legal representation to my clients and will give me the opportunity to continue to grow professionally."
Senior Associate, Los Angeles
Practice Focus: Eric C. Holmberg is a Senior Associate in the Litigation practice group. He handles all types of complex litigation including copyright infringement, trademark infringement, products liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, negligence cases, premises liability, business torts, employment (sexual harassment, racial harassment, wrongful termination, etc.) and other litigated matters.
Prior Experience: Eric worked as an insurance defense litigator at Ford, Walker, Haggerty & Behar in Long Beach, CA, as an associate handling insurance "bad faith" litigation defense and legal malpractice defense cases at Robie & Matthai, APC in Los Angeles, CA and as a real estate attorney at Arness & Associates LLP in DC.
Education: Eric earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with Magna Cum Laude Honors and his Juris Doctor Degree from The George Washington University.
Quote: “I look forward to joining the strong group of attorneys at Tressler and particularly to helping grow the Los Angeles office.”
Senior Associate, Newark
Practice Focus: Daniel E. Zemsky is a Senior Associate in the Newark, New Jersey office. He focuses his practice on representing companies of all sizes in Litigation and Coverage Claims.
Prior Experience: Daniel was a Senior Associate at Wilson Elser and also worked in the insurance industry as a Claims Consultant, where he handled Employment Practices Liability and Directors & Officers Liability claims for major insurance carriers.
Education: Daniel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin and Marshall College and his Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University.
Quote: "I am honored and excited to join the Tressler organization. I look forward to having a successful and prosperous career as part of the team."
Senior Counsel, Orange County
Practice Focus: Beth E. Yoffie is an accomplished insurance coverage attorney with more than thirty years of experience representing insurance companies in coverage and insurance disputes arising under nearly every type of policy form.
Prior Experience: Beth was special counsel at Sedgwick LLP where she represented insurers in the policy negotiation and drafting stage, during the claims process, and when necessary, through complex insurance coverage litigation and arbitration.
Education: Beth earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her Juris Doctor degree from University of California, Hastings.
Quote: “I am thrilled to be joining Tressler LLP. Tressler's top-notch insurance coverage practice will allow me to provide high quality legal representation and to continue to grow professionally.”
Headquartered in Chicago, with seven offices located in five states, Tressler LLP is a national law firm comprised primarily of attorneys who devote their practice to the representation of the insurance industry in coverage analysis and resolution, litigation, underwriting consultation, product development, claims management and reinsurance.
In addition, Tressler has one of the most experienced and multi-faceted government law practices in Illinois, and has attorneys who represent clients in commercial litigation; defense litigation; corporate transactions; employment law and litigation, intellectual property and condominium and common interest community association law.
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