Tressler’s 2020 Expansion: Meet Our Newest Attorneys

Tressler’s 2020 Expansion: Meet Our Newest Attorneys

  • May 21, 2020, 12:51 PM
New Attorneys Tressler 2020

It has been an eventful year so far, and we are proud to recognize the talented attorneys who joined Tressler since the beginning of 2020.

Judy Y. Chiang
Partner | Orange County Office

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Judy Chiang is a partner in Tressler's Labor and Employment Group in the Orange County office. Her practice areas include management-side labor and employment litigation defense involving discrimination, harassment and wage and hour claims. Judy also counsels employers in connection with a broad array of employee relations issues, including wage and hour, disability leave and harassment investigations. She prepares and reviews personnel policies, employee handbooks and other employment-related materials to ensure a compliant and effective employment platform. Judy is also very knowledgeable in handling workplace violence restraining orders and has represented several employers and attended numerous hearings statewide and prevailed in obtaining the restraining orders.

James J. Hess
Senior Counsel | Bolingbrook and Chicago Offices

Jim Hess is an experienced attorney in Tressler's Local Government Practice Group. He represents various local government entities, primarily focusing on day-to-day operations for cities, villages, park districts and library districts. Jim's practice includes handling intergovernmental agreements, ordinances, contract negotiations, administrative proceedings, demolition issues, employment, Open Meetings Act issues, Freedom of Information Act matters, ethics and land use matters.

Elizabeth F. Wagman
Senior Counsel | Chicago Office

With over a decade’s experience as an attorney, Elizabeth Wagman, brings a background to Tressler LLP rooted in the application of both school and municipal law. Most recently, Elizabeth served as the Director of Due Process and Mediation for Chicago Public Schools, a position covering approximately 400,000 students in 660 schools across Chicago. In this role Elizabeth acted as lead legal counsel for CPS and Chicagoland charter schools for all matters stemming from special education litigation and mediation. 

Lindsay Cabreros
Associate | Orange County Office

Lindsay Cabreros is an associate in Tressler’s Labor & Employment Practice Group in our Orange County office. Lindsay handles a wide range of employment and litigation matters and has a diverse legal background. As part of Tressler’s national employment team, she provides management-side labor and employment litigation defense to a broad range of clients. Lindsay also works with Tressler’s Insurance Practice Group. Her practice areas include insurance litigation, coverage analysis, claims handling and extracontractual liability, real estate law, construction, business transactions and general business counseling.

Matthew J. O'Malley
Associate | Chicago Office

Matthew O'Malley is a member of the litigation practice group and advises his clients on litigation strategies, skillfully representing them through all phases of litigation. Matt has a track record of success in both bench and jury trials. He focuses on the client’s resolution goals, whether that is achieved through trial, settlement conference, mediation or arbitration. Matt serves his clients in a variety of complex litigated and non-litigated matters, including actions for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, indemnity and contribution, professional malpractice, personal injury, general corporate, LGBT issues, employment discrimination and civil rights violations. 

Ashley N. Pham
Associate | Orange County Office

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Ashley Pham is an associate in Tressler’s Labor & Employment Practice Group in our Orange County, California office. Her practice area includes counseling and defending employers in all areas of labor and employment matters including discrimination, harassment and wage and hour claims.


Headquartered in Chicago, with eight 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. Contact us to learn more.