After earning a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Marketing from Syracuse University in New York, Joanne Matousek moved to South Bend, Indiana to study at Notre Dame Law School. Upon graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1987, Joanne Matousek immediately began her career by accepting a position as an Associate with Peterson & Ross in Chicago, Illinois. In her seven year tenure with Peterson & Ross, Joanne Matousek represented insurance companies in directors' and officers' liability claims and also gained experience working on professional liability claims, environmental matters, fidelity claims, general commercial disputes, and life and health claims. Ms. Matousek was ultimately promoted to the position of hiring partner in her final year with the firm. Following her time with Peterson & Ross, Joanne Matousek continued to hone her insurance law expertise as a partner with the Chicago-based firm of Blatt, Hammesfahr & Eaton. Four years later found Ms. Matousek at Mandel, Menkes for a year, and then as a partner with Duane Morris. In this capacity, Joanne Matousek spent a decade handling litigation and non-litigation matters for both insurance companies and banks, as well as arbitrating, litigating, and mediating numerous insurance disputes. Currently, Joanne Matousek serves as a partner with Tressler LLP. With her strong background in insurance law, Ms. Matousek focuses on coverage litigation, professional liability, employment practices liability, HIPAA claims, and reinsurance. She is also equipped to handle commercial and environmental claims, and has built a strong record of successfully arbitrating, mediating, and obtaining judgments in favor of her clients. Martindale-Hubbell granted Joanne Matousek an AV Preeminent rating, showing that her peers recognize her as a highly ethical and professional attorney. Ms. Matousek is licensed by the State Bar of Illinois, and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; the 7th, 8th, and 9th U.S. Courts of Appeals; and the U.S. Supreme Court.