Amy E. Frantz

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SENIOR ASSOCIATE

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312-385-2154

PRACTICE OVERVIEW

Amy E. Frantz  practices in the areas of insurance coverage and civil litigation. Her work on insurance coverage matters includes interpretation and litigation involving commercial general liability policies, professional liability policies, and excess policies.

She also defends clients in a variety of civil litigation matters including construction accidents and defects, premises liability, and transportation negligence, in state and federal jurisdictions throughout Illinois.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Successfully argued and obtained judgment on behalf of insurer in more than 20 declaratory judgment actions brought by policyholders for COVID-19 related business interruption coverage, and has subsequently assisted in successfully defending those judgments on appeal.

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of father/owner of vehicle son was driving when son struck and killed a bicyclist, on claims of agency, negligent entrustment, and negligent maintenance of vehicle.

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a homeowner in Cook County for a slip and fall in her driveway. Subsequently defeated plaintiff's appeal. Appellate court affirmed summary judgment 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 has presented on a number of topics, including co-presenting 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 2022 Illinois State Bar Association Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest for her article "When Does My Biometric Privacy Expire?", which provides an overview of the rapidly changing landscape for litigation related to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

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 was published in the May 2020 issue of the Illinois Bar Journal and 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
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Insurance Law Section Council, 2020-present
    • Privacy and Information Security Section member, 2021-present
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Insurance Law Committee
    • Cyber Law and Data Privacy Committee
    • Tort Litigation Committee
    • Alliance for Women
  • DRI

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