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Two North Riverside Plaza, Suite 1850

Chicago, Illinois 60606

(312) 235-4020


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Debra A. Emry

Managing Partner

(312) 235-4021


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Ms. Emry has more than 30 years experience representing insurers worldwide in complex insurance coverage claims. Her practice has centered on providing monitoring counsel services to insurers in connection with a wide variety of professional liability claims, including claims against insurance brokers, lawyers, accountants, and pension consultants. 

She has counseled numerous domestic and international insurance carriers and captive insurance companies regarding claims evaluation, risk analysis, insurance coverage issues, policy wording, reserve recommendations, litigation management and dispute resolution. She has extensive experience representing insurers with respect to complex litigation involving some of the world's largest insurance brokerages, accounting firms and law firms.


Ms. Emry has served as monitoring counsel on several major lawyers professional liability programs in the United States.  She specializes in the management of litigation matters where lawyers are defendants, from the general oversight of claims through participation in mediations and settlement conferences on behalf of law firms' insurers.


She has also handled the professional liability claims of one of the world's largest insurance brokers for more than 25 years, monitoring the brokerage firm's litigation on behalf of its captive, as well as on behalf of an extensive excess commercial insurance market with respect to claims pending in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.


She also has experience in hospital professional liability, products liability and architects and engineers' errors and omissions. 


She currently serves on the Board of Directors for A Just Harvest, an anti-hunger and community empowerment organization on Chicago's north side.


  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society

  • Illinois State Bar Association

  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers


  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D.,1987

  • University of Iowa, B.A., 1984

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