Clausen Miller Partners Amy Paulus and Melinda Kollross Named in Chicago Lawyer 2018 “Women in Law” Edition
Clausen Miller partners Amy Paulus and Melinda Kollross were recognized among the “2018 Top Lawyers – Women Leaders” by Chicago Lawyer Magazine.
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.
Demonstrating her commitment to, and deep understanding of, the insurance industry, Amy is a CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter). She is also AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Her AV® rating is a reflection of her expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence.
Melinda is a shareholder and Co-Chair of Clausen’s Appellate Practice Group, handling post-trial and appellate litigation for savvy clients nationwide. Licensed in Illinois and New York, Melinda has litigated more than 150 appeals in state and federal reviewing courts, including participation in two appeals before the United States Supreme Court. AV-rated Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell,
Melinda is a proud member of the highly selective Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel and has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer and Leading Lawyer in Appellate Practice. Melinda keeps clients informed of recent developments in the law through her work as editor-in-chief of Clausen Miller’s quarterly CM Report of Recent Decisions, and is a frequent author and presenter for the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Her notable works include a chapter on post-trial motions in DRI’s A Defense Lawyer’s Guide to Appellate Practice (2004), and three feature articles published in DRI’s For The Defense magazine: “Oral Argument: What It Really Takes To ‘Please the Court’ ” (October 2015), “Evaluating, Negotiating and Effectuating Settlements on Appeal” (March 2016), and “Winning Your Appeal With Your ‘Statement of Facts’” (Feb. 2018).
The lawyers selected for the list have been recommended by their peers to be among the top lawyers in Illinois. Less than five percent of all lawyers licensed in Illinois have received the distinction of being a Leading Lawyer.