Amy R. Paulus


Location: Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.606.7848


Bring me your most challenging problem and I will find the solution.  I am in the business of solving problems.”

Amy is the Liability Coverage and Reinsurance Practice Group Leader, a senior shareholder and member of the Board of Directors of Clausen Miller.  Amy has built a national reputation in all areas of liability insurance coverage law, professional liability, employment practices, transportation, claims handling issues and best practices, bad faith, excess insurance, intellectual property, cyber losses, and reinsurance matters and arbitrations.

Amy acts as lead counsel in insurance coverage cases in California, Illinois, Texas, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Louisiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Connecticut, North Carolina, Florida and Delaware.  Amy also regularly assists insurers in drafting new policy forms, coverages and in training claims professionals.

Demonstrating her commitment to, and deep understanding of, the insurance industry, Amy is a CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter). She is also AV® PreeminentTM rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Her AV® rating is a reflection of her expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence.

Amy is a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Society, and a member of the CLM.  Leading Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Top Women Attorneys in Illinois—you name it, Amy has received the accolades.  However, Amy takes most pride in her recognized ability to incisively analyze her clients’ problems and develop practical solutions.  While Amy is a seasoned litigator and trial lawyer, she has settled hundreds of cases, often in unique ways, and frequently after early analysis reveals a path to early resolution.

Amy received a B.A. from Northwestern University in 1985.  In 1989, Amy received her Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Northern Illinois University College of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review.

Amy is admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association.


  • J.D. Northern Illinois University College of Law, 1989
  • B.A. Northwestern University, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • CPCU Society
  • LCA
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Trial Law Institute
  • Diversity Law Institute
  • Barrister, Order of Veritas


  • Martindale Hubbell AV rating
  • Super Lawyers® 2021
  • Named one of the Leading Women Lawyers in Illinois (2017)
  • Leading Lawyers, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Chicago

    Illinois 60603

    10 South LaSalle Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

    T: 312.855.1010 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • New York

    New York 10005

    28 Liberty Street 39th Floor

    New York, New York 10005

    T: 212.805.3900 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Mission Viejo

    California 92691

    27285 Las Ramblas

    Suite 200

    Mission Viejo, California 92691

    T: 949.260.3100 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Florham Park

    New Jersey 07932

    100 Campus Drive

    Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

    T: 973.410.4130 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 973.410.4169 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Michigan City

    Indiana 46360

    200 Commerce Square

    Michigan City, Indiana 46360

    T: 219.262.6106 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partners: Paige M. Neel, Kimbley A. Kearney

  • Appleton

    Wisconsin 54914

    4650 W. Spencer Street

    Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

    T: 920.560.4658 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 920.968.4650 Office Managing Partner: Patrick L. Breen

  • Stamford

    Connecticut 06902

    68 Southfield Avenue

    2 Stamford Landing Suite 100

    Stamford, Connecticut 06902

    T: 203.921.0303 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Matthew J. Van Dusen

  • Tampa

    Florida 33609

    4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, One Urban Center

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • San Francisco

    California 94111

    100 Pine Street

    Suite 1250

    San Francisco, California 94111

    T: 415.745.3598 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman