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 is 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, defense, claims management and reinsurance.

Tressler attorneys also represent clients in commercial litigation, employment, corporate transactions and intellectual property law. Tressler has one of the most experienced and multi-faceted government law practices in Illinois.

Thus far in 2020, there have been several reported insurance coverage cases addressing “abuse” exclusions. Dorchester Mutual Ins. Co. v. Krusell, 150 N.E.3d 731 (Mass. 2020); Atain Specialty Ins. Co. v. Armory Studios, LLC, — Fed.Appx. —- (9th Cir. Aug. 13, 2020) (California law); National Liability & Fire Ins. Co. v. Brimar Transit, Inc., 433 F. Supp. 3d 747 (W.D. Pa. 2020); Allied World Surplus Lines Ins. Co. v.
Election season is rapidly approaching. Candidates for the April 2021 election can start circulating nominating petitions on September 22, 2020.  Candidates should carefully check compliance with the rules and deadlines: Monday, December 14, 2020. The first day for candidates to file their nominating petitions, statement of candidacy and receipt of filing of Statement of Economic Interests. Monday, December 21, 2020. Last day for candidates to file. Names are placed on the ballot in the order in which…
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled in Scottsdale Insurance Company v. Columbia Insurance Group, Inc., No. 19-3315 (7th Cir. Aug. 26 2020) (Illinois law), that the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois did not err in ruling that Scottsdale Insurance, as the liability insurer of a building owner, could shift the obligation to defend its insured from a personal injury lawsuit brought by an injured…
Click here to download our new 50-State Survey: Application of Pollution Exclusion in First-Party Property Insurance Policies. Disclaimer: This survey is for general information only and is not intended to provide and should not be relied upon exclusively for legal advice in any particular circumstance or fact situation. Past cases and decisions do not guarantee future results. The information contained in this survey may or may not reflect the most current legal standards or…
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on our State. The ramifications of the pandemic has no doubt extended far and affected many.  Illinois Governor Pritzker has passed two Executive Orders that essentially stay all eviction proceedings. Specifically, Executive Order 2020-10 halted the enforcement of residential evictions. Under this Executive Order, landlords were unable to enforce orders of possession after March 20, 2020. Subsequently, Executive Order 2020-30 was signed on April 23, 2020. This…
Consolidated Election First Tuesday in April April 6, 2021 As the April 2021 election fast approaches, many clerks and local election officials will be responsible for accepting nomination petitions. Generally, a receipt upon the filing of a petition is provided but are they aware that they are also required to provide a “Notice of Obligation”? The official with whom nomination papers are filed must provide to each candidate at the time they file nomination papers a…
It is difficult to believe the Illinois Biometric Information Protection Act, 740 ILCS 14, (“BIPA”) has been in effect for more than 10 years since October 3, 2008. Many data collectors are surprised BIPA has been in effect for all these years. Issues related to biometric data have only recently grown into a major concern as the equipment that collects biometric data has evolved to the point that it can be found in a number…
The Attorney General’s Office has issued a new binding opinion (PAC Opinion 20-006) on a FOIA request which sought to obtain records from the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) regarding data on head injuries incurred by inmates in IDOC custody as well as the policies for evaluating head injuries of IDOC inmates and IDOC employees. IDOC responded to the FOIA request denying it possessed or maintained any of the requested data or policies and…
The Attorney General’s Office has issued a new binding opinion (PAC Opinion 20-006) on a FOIA request which sought to obtain records from the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) regarding data on head injuries incurred by inmates in IDOC custody as well as the policies for evaluating head injuries of IDOC inmates and IDOC employees. IDOC responded to the FOIA request denying it possessed or maintained any of the requested data or policies and…
We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming virtual Tressler Talk: Contracts: The Do’s, the Don’ts and When Disaster Happens!Thursday, August 20, 20201:00-2:00pm CT Join us for this complimentary webinar to learn about… The basics of contracts, such as understanding the terms and liabilities before the contract is executed; Ensuring the Board understands its roles/responsibilities when negotiating contracts; How to handle contract disputes; And what to do when a disaster happens because an association…