Amy E. Frantz

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SENIOR ASSOCIATE

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312-385-2154

PRACTICE OVERVIEW

Amy E. Frantz defends clients in a variety of civil litigation matters in the areas of construction litigation, premises liability, and transportation negligence, in state and federal jurisdictions throughout Illinois. Amy's practice also involves insurance coverage work, including interpretation and litigation involving commercial general liability policies, professional liability policies, and excess policies.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a homeowner in Cook County for a slip and fall in her driveway. The plaintiff appealed, and summary judgment was affirmed in homeowner's favor.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Prior to joining Purcell & Wardrope, Amy worked as an associate at a defense firm representing clients in civil litigation and as an associate at a plaintiff's personal injury firm.

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

Amy co-presented a seminar on the topic of products liability, focusing on the issue of spoliation of evidence.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Recently, Amy was awarded second place in the 2020 Illinois State Bar Association Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest for her article “What's So Special about Special Interrogatories?” The article discusses the significant amendments to the Illinois statute governing special interrogatories and provides practical tips for attorneys on the use of special interrogatories at trial.

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2013
  • B.A. Psychology and English, University of Kansas, 2009

ADMISSIONS

  • Illinois, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DRI

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