Angela R. Elbert

T: (312) 269-5995
F: (312) 578-8396

Angela R. Elbert counsels clients on complex risk management and insurance issues and helps them obtain the maximum recovery possible when claims arise. She focuses her practice on advising entities and boards of directors on a wide variety of risk management issues, including indemnification agreements, negotiating insurance with the most favorable terms available in the marketplace, financial insolvency concerns and insurance aspects of corporate transactions and other business contracts.

She has significant experience in handling complex insurance coverage litigation, other commercial litigation, mediations and arbitrations, with an emphasis on representing policyholders in insurance coverage disputes nationwide involving virtually every line of insurance.

Angela’s clients and peers describe her as “fantastic” and a “leading light” whose “breadth of knowledge is matched only by her commendable work ethic.” Further, she is noted to be “a very tough litigator, but reasonable at the same time. She works hard to find solutions to problems and is very knowledgeable in this area.” (Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business). Additionally, in 2013, Illinois Super Lawyers named her as a Top 10 Super Lawyer, and she appeared on the magazine's cover in 2014.


  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recommended in “Insurance: Coverage Litigation,” 2008-2011 editions and in “Insurance: Dispute Resolution,” since 2012
  • The Best Lawyers in America (recommended in “Insurance Law”) since 2011
  • Named among "Women to Watch" by Business Insurance, 2013
  • Illinois Super Lawyers (2012-2017): featured as the cover story (2014); listed and included on “Best of the Best” Illinois Top 10 Super Lawyers (2013); Top 50 Women Illinois Super Lawyers (2013-2016); Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers (2013-2016); and listed as a “Rising Star” (2011, 2009)
  • “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” (named by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publisher of Chicago Lawyer and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin), 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review AV Peer Review Rated  
  • Alta May Hulett Award 2010 (Chicago Bar Association award that recognizes one lawyer per year practicing law for less than 15 years who have demonstrated the promotion of positive change and contributions to the advancement of women in the legal profession)
  • 100 Women Making a Difference (named by Today’s Chicago Woman), 2011
  • Inspiration Award (Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law), 2012
  • The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers 2013 & Who's Who of Business Lawyers, 2014
  • Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders (Diversity MBA Magazine), 2013
  • “Daily Point of Light Award” (awarded by Points of Light), October 23, 2014
  • “2015 Woman of Influence” (named by the Chicago Business Journal)

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee (“ICLC”)
    • Co-chair, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee (2015-present)
    • Policyholder Vice-chair, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee (2012-2015)
    • Co-chair, Women Insurance Network CLE Conference (2012)
    • Managing editor of Coverage, a nationally distinguished ABA publication (2003-2010)
    • Co-chair, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee's CLE Annual Seminar (2008), vice-chair (2007)
    • Member, Long Range Planning Committee for the ABA ICLC (2009-2012)
    • Co-chair, Practice and Business Development Subcommittee (2010-2012)
    • Co-chair, Membership Subcommittee (2011-2012)
  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Chair, Insurance Committee (2009-2010), vice-chair (2008-2009) and secretary (2007- 2008)
    • Chair, Civil Practice Committee, Division III (1999-2000), vice-chair (1998-1999) and secretary (1997-1998)
  • Art Institute of Chicago Auxiliary Board
    • Board Member (2010-present)
    • Co-chair, Development Committee (2012-2014)
    • Co-chair, Treasure Hunt Event (2010-2011)
    • Art Institute of Chicago Volunteer (2003-2009)
  • Step Up
    • Chair of National Board of Directors (2014-2015); Member (2012-present)
    • Chair of Chicago Board of Directors (2012-2013); Member (2010-2013) 
    • Chair of Chicago Corporate Fundraising Committee (2010-2011) 
  • Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law
    • Board member (2009-2012)
    • Treasurer (2010-2011)
    • Co-chair of Community Outreach Committee (2008-2010); Member (2008-present) 
  • American College of Coverage & Extracontractual Counsel
    • Fellow (2014-present)
  • Neal Gerber Eisenberg 
    • Member, Associate Review Committee (2015-present)
    • Member, Income Partner Review Committee (2015-present)
    • Co-chair of Women’s Network’s leadership team (group devoted to promotion of business and professional development of women professionals) (2006-2011)
    • Member, Long Range Planning Committee (2012)


  • Indiana University School of Law (J.D., 1996), cum laude
  • Hanover College (B.A., 1993), cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1996

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

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