Nine Tressler Attorneys Recognized as 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers

Nine Tressler Attorneys Recognized as 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers

  • Feb 15, 2023, 04:33 PM

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We are proud to announce that nine Tressler attorneys have been selected as 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers. Learn more about these accomplished attorneys below. Congratulations, all!

Mark T. Banovetz

Mark Banovetz

Mark Banovetz 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. Mark's clients benefit from his passion for aviation. He recently completed his FAA certification as a Commercial Pilot. Mark leads Tressler’s Aviation Practice Group, is a member of the firm's Executive Committee and has been an instrument-rated private pilot for more than 22 years. 

Daniel J. Cunningham 

Daniel Cunningham

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 R. Formeller 
Chairman and Partner

Dan Formeller

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 J. Johnson 
Of Counsel

Jennifer Jerit Johnson

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.

Donald G. Machalinski 


Don concentrates his practice in aviation, product, professional and premises liability litigation and his practice also includes insurance coverage litigation. Don has an active casualty trial practice as well as an appellate practice for both liability and coverage matters.

William K. McVisk 

William McVisk

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.

John M. O'Driscoll 

John O'Driscoll Tressler LLP

John is a partner and Co-Chair of our Government Practice Group. His practice includes representing companies and individuals in business disagreements and providing general counsel services to local governmental bodies such as municipalities, school districts and park districts. John handles a wide variety of disputes such as business litigation, breaches of contract, construction issues, employment disputes, property damage, tort liability defense, labor negotiations, internet defamation, ordinance violations, “sunshine laws” compliance, professional negligence matters and complex litigation.

Darcy L. Proctor 

Darcy Proctor Tressler LLP

Darcy concentrates her practice in the defense of local governments in all aspects of tort, civil rights liability and employment litigation. She also defends private sector employers across a variety of employment law issues. A seasoned litigator, Darcy has taken dozens of cases to trial in both state and federal court. 

Todd S. Schenk 

Todd Schenk

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. Todd is a member of Tressler's Executive Committee.

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only five percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers.

To learn more about the Super Lawyers selection process, click here.

About Tressler LLP

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.

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