Ilene M. Korey


Location: Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.606.7831


Ilene is a shareholder with Clausen Miller P.C. and focuses her litigation practice on liability insurance coverage law including professional liability, environmental and toxic tort, construction, excess insurance, cyber and data breach.  As an experienced trial attorney in liability coverage, professional and casualty and commercial matters, Ilene has represented clients throughout the United States.  Ilene’s no nonsense approach to litigation reflects her commitment to clients to successfully strategize resolution of claims. In partnering closely with her clients, Ilene meets her client’s litigation objectives to seize early opportunities for prompt resolutions, and mitigate damages where appropriate.

Ilene tried liability insurance coverage and casualty cases, several of which have published the innovative legal approach she has marshalled. Ilene has an AV® Preeminent™ rating in Martindale-Hubbell indicating the highest ranking in legal ability and ethical standards as determined by her peers in the legal community. She is a frequent speaker and presenter on topical claim handling and liability insurance issues.

Ilene has served extensively in the Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar and has served on boards of numerous public service agencies including founding board member of Coordinated Advice & Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS), board member of PILI, Center for Conflict Resolution, and the Make A Wish Foundation of Northern Illinois. From 1990 to 1998, Ilene served as Special Assistant Attorney General of the State of Illinois.

Ilene is an arbitrator for the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program and the National Futures Association.


  • J.D. DePaul University College of Law, 1983
  • B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois


  • Chicago Bar Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Martindale Hubbell AV® rating


  • Martindale Hubbell AV® rating
  • Leading Lawyer, 2020

Matters of Note

  • Illinois Tool Works, Inc. v. Commerce and Industry Ins. Co.,

    2011 IL App (1st) 093084, 962 N.E.2d 1042 (Ill.App. 1 Dist., 2011): Key issue: Assignment/ Duty to Defend

  • Johnson Controls, Inc. v. London Market,

    325 Wis.2d 176, 784 N.W.2d 579 (Wis.,2010); Key issue: Duty to Defend / Excess insurance

  • Cinergy Corp. v. Associated Elec. & Gas Ins. Services, Ltd.,

    865 N.E.2d 571 (Ind.,2007); Key issue: No occurrence

  • IMC Global v. Continental Ins. Co.,

    378 Ill.App.3d 797, 883 N.E.2d 68 (Ill.App. 1 Dist.,2007) ; Key issue: Late notice

  • Domtar Inc. v. Niagara Fire,

    2004 WL 988014 (Minn. App. 2004); Key Issue: Allocation and Justiciability

  • Cinergy v. St. Paul Ins. Co.,

    785 N.E.2nd 586 (Ind. 2nd. App. 2003); Key Issue: First filed action

  • Gathings v. Muscadin, M.D.,

    743 N.E.2d 659 (Ill. App. 1st Dist. 2001); Key Issue: No physician - patient relationship

  • Landeros v. Equity Office Properties,

    747 N.E.2d. 391 (Ill. App. 1st Dist. 2001); Key Issue: Motion for Reconsideration standard / Expert Affidavit standard

  • Tribune Companies v. Allstate Insurance Co.,

    715 N.E.2d 263 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 1999); Key Issue: Late notice

  • Romei v. Rasmussen,

    685 N.E.2d 29 (Ill. App. 1st Dist. 1995); Key Issue: Conspiracy / Concert of Action

  • 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