Elizabeth M. (Dillon) Bartolucci

Special Counsel

Office: Chicago

Direct: 312-422-6153

Fax: 312-422-6110


  • Professional Overview

    Elizabeth M. Bartolucci serves as Special Counsel to the firm, having extensive litigation background in commercial, insurance, and tort law. After beginning her legal career as an attorney with the Illinois Appellate Court (1995-1997), Elizabeth joined the firm O’Hagan, Smith & Amundsen, where she defended clients in tort and commercial litigation. Elizabeth then spent several years practicing in San Francisco, California, where she worked in the surety group of Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, representing national surety corporations in surety and bankruptcy litigation in state and federal courts. Elizabeth then returned to O’Hagan, Smith & Amundsen, where her work focused on insurance coverage, professional liability, and appellate matters.

    Elizabeth has worked in-house with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, first as a Claims Specialist handling legal and accounting malpractice claims and, later, as counsel with FFIC’s coverage counsel’s office.

    Today, Elizabeth’s practice is focused on appellate matters, insurance coverage counseling and litigation, professional liability and commercial litigation.  She has obtained favorable results for clients in several, notable appellate matters, including:

    • Gary Jet Ctr., Inc. v. AFCO AvPORTS Mgmt. LLC, 863 F.3d 718 (7th Cir. 2017)
    • Board of Educ. of Woodland Cmty. Consol. Sch. Dist. 50 v. Illinois State Charter Sch. Comm’n, 2016 IL App (1st) 151372, 60 N.E.3d 107
    • Wade v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2015 IL App (4th) 141067, 39 N.E.3d 1141
    • People ex rel. Madigan v. Nagle Station, LLC, 2017 IL App (1st) 160534-U
  • Practice Areas
  • Education and Admissions


    Elizabeth graduated from Michigan State University, earning her B.S. in 1989. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from John Marshall Law School in 1995.  While at John Marshall, Elizabeth was an assistant editor (and published author) of The John Marshall Journal of Computer and Information Law.  She was also a recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship, and on the Dean’s List.


    • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

    States Licensed

    • California
    • Illinois
  • Professional Organization Memberships
    • Appellate Lawyers Association
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Chicago Bar Association
  • News, Honors, Publications & Speeches