Six Female Tressler Attorneys Named 2019 Emerging Lawyers

Six Female Tressler Attorneys Named 2019 Emerging Lawyers

  • Apr 1, 2019, 01:10 PM

Tressler is proud to announce that six attorneys have been named 2019 Illinois Emerging Lawyers.

Emerging Lawyers are nominated and selected by their peers to be among the top lawyers under the age of 40 nationwide. Less than 2% of all lawyers licensed in each state have received the distinction of Emerging Lawyer.

Learn more about Tressler’s Emerging Lawyers:

Kathryn A. Formeller
Partner, Bolingbrook

Kathryn A. Formeller regularly represents condominium associations as creditors in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings seeking to modify the automatic stay so that they can pursue their state court remedies.  Kat is the lead attorney for the Condominium & Common Interest Community Association Law practice. Her practice includes representing condominium associations and common interest community associations in a variety of areas, including rule enforcement, interpretation of governing documents, review and negotiation of contracts, and collection of assessments.  She also provides advice to clients on their rights and responsibilities under the Condominium Property Act, Forcible Entry and Detainer Act, General Not for Profit Corporation Act and the Common Interest Community Association Act.

Stacey L. Wilkins 
Partner Chicago

Stacey L. Wilkins is an experienced courtroom attorney.  Her litigation practice is focused primarily in the areas of general defense litigation, insurance coverage and municipal law.  She has successfully defended individuals, corporations, public entities (including park districts and schools), public employees, and not-for-profit organizations, including child care centers and foster care/adoption agencies. Ms. Wilkins’ employment law experience is in the representation and defense of employers involving discrimination and wrongful termination claims.  She also counsels employers in connection with compliance issues and the adoption or adaptation of internal policies and procedures. Ms. Wilkins has advised and represented personal and commercial lines insurance companies, self-insured risk pools, corporations, public entities and individuals in a variety of insurance coverage and litigated defense matters. Both state and federal trial work as well as appellate work are included in her practice experience.  

Andrea J. Davidson
Associate, Chicago

Andrea J. Davidson joined Tressler in January 2018 and has since helped to develop the Healthcare Practice Group. Andrea focuses her practice on complex litigation matters, including toxic torts and general liability cases. She has been involved in all phases of the litigation process, including motion practice with oral argument, propounding and responding to discovery requests, taking and defending discovery depositions, settlement conferences and trial preparation. 

Danita L. Davis Sudac
Associate, Chicago

Danita L. Davis Sudac is an associate in the Insurance and Litigation practices at Tressler LLP. She represents insurers in matters in connection with insurance issues, including claims related to commercial general liability coverage and professional liability coverage. In addition, she advises insurers regarding a broad range of insurance coverage and litigation matters involving state and federal law throughout the country.

Lindsey Dean
Associate, Chicago

Lindsey Dean is an associate in the Insurance and Litigation practices. She focuses her practice on management liability coverage, including directors and officers and EPL coverage, and professional liability matters. Lindsey also has experience with bad faith litigation and insurance coverage disputes involving commercial general liability insurance policies and cyber insurance policies. Additionally, Lindsey handles business litigation and corporate work, including assisting businesses with drafting contracts and advising businesses on various compliance issues.

Jennifer L. Smith
Associate, Chicago

Jennifer L. Smith is an associate in the Litigation practice at Tressler LLP. She defends clients in the areas of personal injury, transportation, property damage, contractual disputes, and aviation accident litigation, including airline carrier and product liability. Jenny has successfully litigated cases in several federal and appellate courts as well as in counties throughout Illinois and Michigan and has vast courtroom, deposition, motion practice, and appellate experience.

About Emerging Lawyers - Selection Process and Criteria 

Emerging Lawyer selection arises from Law Bulletin Media's annual surveys that are mailed to all Leading Lawyers in the state. The survey asks Leading Lawyers to confidentially share the names of lawyers whom they believe have jumped quickly from the starting gate and have proven themselves professional, ethical, and experienced at an early point in their legal career. Emerging Lawyers must be 40 or younger unless they have practiced for no more than 10 years. Learn more at