Tressler LLP is proud to announce that Shannon Harvey, Stacey Wilkins, Maryam Arshad, Dibora Berhanu, Jamie Gende, Kathleen Hart and Katherine Letcher were selected as 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America©. This is the first time Maryam, Dibora, Jamie and Kathleen have been selected to this distinguished list. Learn more about these experienced attorneys below:
Shannon Harvey: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Shannon handles a wide variety of complex commercial and personal injury litigation with a focus on products liability and mass tort matters. She is a trial lawyer who is in state and federal Court every week and has successfully participated in numerous jury trials. Shannon is also very experienced with the mediation process and has successfully negotiated reasonable settlements in cases where liability and damages issues were strongly contested.
Stacey Wilkins: Insurance Law; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Stacey 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. Stacey has advised and represented individuals, personal and commercial lines insurance companies, self-insured risk pools, corporations, municipalities in a variety of litigated defense matters. Her practice includes both state and federal trial work as well as appellate work.
Maryam Arshad: Appellate Practice; Insurance Law
Maryam is an associate in Tressler’s Orange County office in the Insurance Practice Group. She focuses her practice on insurance bad faith defense and coverage analysis. Prior to joining Tressler, as a law student, Maryam served as an intern at the U.S. Small Business Association. She was a member of the UC Irvine Law Review and the Journal of International, Transnational and Comparative Law. She also served as the Chapter Director of the International Refugee Assistance Program at UCI Law.
Dibora Berhanu: Insurance Law
Dibora is an associate in the Insurance Practice Group and Local Government Practice Group. Dibora focuses her practice in the areas of insurance coverage analysis, insurance litigation and defense of local governments in tort and civil rights litigation. She has drafted coverage opinions, position letters, response letters and other insurance-related documents on behalf of insurers. Dibora also has experience in various phases of insurance coverage litigation, including drafting declaratory judgment complaints and dispositive motions.
Jamie Gende: Insurance Law; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Jamie is an associate in Tressler’s Insurance Practice Group. Her practice focuses on civil litigation and coverage work. She has experience in the areas of insurance defense litigation, including first and third-party liability claims, construction defect coverage litigation, subrogation claims and coverage analysis. Jamie has obtained favorable decisions at trial as well as appellate decisions in the areas of tort immunity, civil rights, and coverage issues involving criminal assaults, sexual abuse and premises liability. Jamie has assisted in and has been second chair for both coverage and civil trials. She has frequently acted as defense counsel for non-profit and government entities in personal injury and wrongful death actions.
Kathleen Hart: Insurance Law; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Kathleen is an associate in the Insurance Practice Group. She focuses her practice in the areas of insurance coverage analysis and litigation. Kathleen has drafted coverage opinions, position letters, response letters and other insurance-related documents on behalf of insurers. She also has experience in various phases of insurance coverage litigation, including drafting declaratory judgment complaints and dispositive motions as well as appearing for oral arguments, and mediations. Kathleen has handled a wide range of issues involving several types of policies, including general liability, commercial auto, professional liability, advertisers liability, media, directors and officers liability, first party property, homeowners, umbrella, and workers compensation policies, among others. Kathleen has also assisted insurers in fraud investigation claims involving theft and arson and has experience handling UM/UIM claims.
Katherine Letcher: Insurance Law
Kate is a member of the firm’s litigation group and a committed courtroom lawyer. Her practice focuses on the representation of business owners, officers, directors and professionals in a wide range of business and professional liability litigation. As an experienced advocate, she represents clients in litigation in state and federal courts across the country. Kate’s experience in conflict resolution includes the representation of clients in alternative dispute resolution formats including mediation and arbitration.
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About The Best Lawyers©: Ones To Watch
These awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. Our "Ones to Watch" recipients typically have been in practice for 5-9 years.
The methodology for determining these awards remains the same as it did when Best Lawyers was founded almost 40 years ago: peer-review. Lawyers are the best resource to provide feedback on the caliber of work performed by their peers. Learn more at https://www.bestlawyers.com/ones-to-watch.
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.