August 20, 2020 – Tressler LLP is proud to announce that the following partners were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
Mark Banovetz: Insurance Law
Mark concentrates his practice in the areas of aviation, insurance coverage and general civil and commercial litigation, including construction, professional liability, tort litigation and appellate work.
Daniel Cunningham: Insurance Law
Dan's practice involves insurance coverage and bad faith litigation stemming from underlying consumer protection claims, privacy claims, intellectual property claims, personal and advertising injury claims, defective product claims and environmental claims. Dan has represented insurers in all aspects of litigation throughout the country and has developed skill in successfully asserting coverage defenses arising out of underlying class action lawsuits. Dan frequently represents insurer interests with regard to coverage disputes arising out of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act. He is also involved in counseling insurers with regard to claims arising under various federal and state statutes governing the protection of personal data.
Daniel Formeller: Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance
Dan is Chairman of the firm. As a trial lawyer based in the firm’s Chicago office, Dan focuses his practice on business litigation and the resolution of business disputes through mediation and arbitration. Dan handles a wide variety of complex business litigation and counseling, including intellectual property, state and federal securities actions, anti-trust, ERISA, class actions and directors and officers liability matters. He has been lead trial counsel in bench and jury trials in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Jennifer Jerit Johnson: Litigation – Insurance
Jennifer is a Partner and Co-Chair of our General Defense Litigation Practice Group. Jennifer is an experienced trial lawyer with over 30 years of experience in the courtroom. She represents individual, corporate and insurance clients in litigation matters involving product liability, toxic torts, asbestos, other torts, construction litigation, trucking lawsuits and insurance claims.
William McVisk: Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance
Bill focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage litigation and 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 coverages as well as personal lines coverages such as auto and homeowners coverages.
Todd Schenk: Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance
Todd is highly experienced in providing insurance coverage counseling and litigation representation to insurance companies. He is particularly skilled in handling third party claims involving advertising injury and product liability, and first party claims under residential and commercial property policies. Many of his cases require the defense of common law and statutory bad faith claims, which Todd litigates in venues around the country. He has also handled appeals in both state and federal courts around the country.
Los Angeles, CA
Charles Diaz: Insurance Law
Charles (Chuck) specializes in complex civil litigation, including insurance coverage and environmental matters. His practice involves counseling clients at all stages of dispute, and he is frequently retained before a lawsuit is filed in an effort to effectively manage risk. Chuck has extensive experience representing clients in trial, arbitrations, mediations and all other types of alternative dispute resolution. Throughout his career, he has handled a wide array of litigated and non-litigated matters including complex insurance coverage disputes relating to environmental, toxic tort, product liability, construction defect, employment, reinsurance and bad faith claims under various types of policies. He has litigated in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. He also provides coverage analysis, monitors claims and has assisted in drafting policy language, including scripted endorsements. Chuck works closely with his clients to achieve defined goals in the most cost-effective manner.
Orange County, CA
Mary McPherson: Insurance Law
Mary handles complex coverage matters exclusively on behalf of the insurance industry. She is highly experienced in counseling and representing insurers in complex bad faith, asbestos, construction defect, additional insured, personal injury, environmental and primary/excess coverage issues on a nationwide basis. Mary is often brought in by insurers to assess and troubleshoot complex coverage issues in high exposure tort cases and assist them in reaching global settlements.
St. Louis Metro Area
Patrick Stufflebeam: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Patrick is a partner in the St. Louis Metro Area office of Tressler LLP. He concentrates his practice on the defense of civil litigation including toxic tort (asbestos, talc, and benzene), premises liability, product liability, commercial litigation, and insurance coverage issues. He also counsels clients and attorneys regarding cybersecurity and the use of technology in the law. Patrick has represented individuals, family-owned businesses and farms, and some of our country’s largest corporations.
ABOUT BEST LAWYERS®
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 94,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received over 11 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 62,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."
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ABOUT TRESSLER LLP
Tressler LLP is a national law firm headquartered in Chicago, with eight offices located in five states - California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Tressler attorneys are experienced counselors and advocates who appear in state and federal courts, and in governmental proceedings, throughout the United States. Many Tressler attorneys devote their practice to the representation of the insurance industry in coverage analysis and resolution, litigation, underwriting consultation, product development, claims management and reinsurance. Tressler attorneys also represent clients in commercial litigation, employment, corporate transactions and intellectual property law.