Joanne Matousek

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Joanne is an experienced litigator focusing her practice in the areas of professional liability and insurance coverage. Before joining P&W, Joanne was responsible for leading a practice group at an AmLaw 100 law firm where she successfully represented clients in coverage matters related to multimillion-dollar securities litigation, directors and officers liability, and employment and fidelity bonds.   


  • Represented insurance companies, reinsurance companies, and banks in litigation and non-litigation matters, drafted insurance policies, assisted in drafting claims-handling procedures. 
  • Prepared and presented arguments before circuit courts
  • Arbitrated and mediated insurance disputes
  • Handled employment-related matters in court and before the EEOC


  • University of Notre Dame Law School, 1987
  • Syracuse University, Cum Laude, 1984


  • Leading Lawyer 
  • Speaker at PLUS conference in NYC to 500+ people including insurance company executives, general counsel, claims managers, underwriters, brokers, and other attorneys. 
  • Legal Aid Foundation “Volunteer of the Year” award


      -      U.S. Supreme Court 

      -      7Th, 8th, and 9th U.S. Courts of Appeal, U.S. District Courts for Northern and Central

             Districts of Illinois.


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