Mindy M. Medley

Shareholder

Location: Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.606.7883

Biography

Mindy is a practical, results-oriented, and efficient insurance coverage counselor and litigator. Mindy has a national insurance coverage and litigation practice, and regularly advises single insurers and markets on complex insurance coverage matters in jurisdictions throughout the United States.

With a deep understanding of the insurance industry, Mindy appreciates the importance of a close analysis of the insurance coverage that is provided under first and third-party insurance policies. She has handled coverage issues under commercial, builders risk, inland marine, cyber, condominium, professional liability, and homeowners policies. Mindy has also assisted underwriters in the drafting of policy language, most recently in the development of first and third-party cyber-risk coverage. Importantly, Mindy appreciates that not all coverage matters should be litigated, and, often does her best work outside of court, offering sensible advice that leads a claim to an appropriate resolution.

She also represents defendants, typically the insurer’s policyholder, against plaintiffs that have alleged professional negligence, premises liability, breach of contract, and breach of warranty. These clients have included insurance brokers, architects, banks, property managers, and products manufacturers.

Specific to her litigation practice, Mindy is responsible for all stages of litigation, often as lead counsel. Mindy’s affable, but aggressive and strategic, nature has served her clients well in front of judges, juries, mediators, arbitrators, and opposing counsel in jurisdictions throughout the United States.

An important part of Mindy’s practice is the time she devotes to writing and speaking to the insurance industry. Mindy regularly shares her time and experience at conferences and with insurers on the day-to-day handling, analysis, and litigation of insurance claims.

Mindy is a two-time graduate of Washington University in St. Louis (J.D. ‘01 and B.A. ‘98), and also studied abroad at the University of Oxford, New College, Oxford, England. She is an active Wash. U. alum in the Chicagoland area, serving on Chicago’s Regional Cabinet.

Mindy has been licensed to practice in the State of Illinois since November, 2001, and is admitted in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the Eastern District of Michigan.

Outside of the office, Mindy enjoys spending time with her husband and young son at their home in downtown Chicago.

Education

  • J.D. Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2001
  • B.A. Washington University in St. Louis, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

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

Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel

Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010
  • Emerging Lawyer, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • 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: Tyler Jay Lory

  • Irvine

    California 92614

    17901 Von Karman Avenue

    Suite 650

    Irvine, California 92614

    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

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Anne E. Kevlin

  • Orlando

    Florida 32801

    618 E. South Street

    Suite 500

    Orlando, Florida 32801

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Anne E. Kevlin

  • 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