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PJM – Attorney

Jennifer Turiello

Jennifer Turiello

Phone: 312-724-8038
Email:jturiello@pjmlaw.com

Areas of Practice/Concentration

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, JD, cum laude, 2001
  • Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, BA (Political Science & Biology), with highest distinction, 1998

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association

Jennifer Turiello concentrates her practice in civil appellate litigation and insurance coverage litigation. In her appellate practice, Jennifer has written briefs submitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the Illinois Appellate Court, and the Illinois Supreme Court on a broad range of legal issues in many areas of law. Jennifer has also written amicus curiae briefs submitted to the Illinois Supreme Court on matters of policy or other import on behalf of the firm’s clients. Jennifer has participated in oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the Illinois Appellate Court, and the Illinois Supreme Court.

As an extension of her appellate litigation practice, Jennifer assists the firm’s clients and trial attorneys in litigating cases at the trial court level, particularly when cases involve issues that are likely to result in an appeal. Jennifer also routinely assists the firm’s trial attorneys with the compilation and argument of dispositive motions such as motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss and motions for new trials. In that capacity, Jennifer has gained extensive experience handling legal dilemmas concerning the interpretation of the United States and Illinois State Constitutions, alleged civil rights violations and disputes over the meaning and enforcement of regulatory and municipal statutes and ordinances.

In her insurance coverage practice, Jennifer issues coverage opinions relating to general liability, law enforcement liability, public officials’ errors and omissions, cyber, crime, excess, and umbrella policies. She has defended against claims for bad faith against insurers, and has experience in both defending and prosecuting declaratory judgment actions involving all aspects of insurance coverage and other insurance related actions, including reinsurance. Jennifer also assists clients in assessing their insurance programs and risk transfer strategy, drafting policy language, analyzing coverage for claims, and securing coverage pre-litigation.

While in law school, Jennifer was the Executive Notes and Comments Editor for the Indiana Law Journal. Jennifer is a published author in the Indiana Law Journal. In addition, she was the recipient of a Scribe Award for Excellence in Legal Writing. Jennifer was also previously selected for inclusion on the Illinois Rising Stars list, a division of Illinois Super Lawyers, for both her civil appellate litigation and insurance coverage litigation work. Jennifer has been a repeated guest lecturer for the Illinois Defense Council, the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, and the Illinois Municipal League.

Jennifer is also active in her local community, serving as an Advancement Chair and a Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 270 based in Frankfort, Illinois. She serves as a Sales Coordinator for Girl Scout Troop No. 75804 also based out of Frankfort, Illinois. Jennifer also teaches faith formation classes to youth at St. Jude Catholic Church, located in New Lenox, Illinois.

Representative Matters

Seventh Circuit

Lyberger v. Snider, et al., 42 F.4th 807 (7th Cir. 2022) (affirming summary judgment in favor of defendant law enforcement officers in case alleging claims for unlawful detention, unlawful search and seizure, federal malicious prosecution, and First Amendment retaliatory arrest).     

Towne v. Donnelly, et al., 2022 WL 3274098 (7th Cir. 2022) (affirming dismissal in favor of state’s attorney, assistant state’s attorneys and municipalities in case alleging First Amendment retaliatory prosecution, Fourth Amendment unlawful pretrial detention, malicious prosecution, intentional infliction of emotional distress and indemnification).     

Gaetjens v. City of Loves Park, et al., 4 F.4th 487 (7th Cir. 2021) (affirming summary judgment in a case concerning alleged claims for unlawful search and seizure, Fourteenth Amendment procedural Due Process violation, conspiracy, Monell liability and indemnification and stemming from a warrantless search of a plaintiff’s home by police officers and fire fighters conducting a well-being check for plaintiff).

Knutson v. Village of Lakemoor, 932 F.3d 572 (7th Cir. 2019) (affirming dismissal of complaint and finding that violation notices for a village’s red light camera program did not need specific reference to code section and further did not run afoul of Due Process norms)

Flynn v. Donnelly, et al., 793 Fed. Appx. 431 (7th Cir. 2019) (affirming dismissal of a plaintiffs’ complaint with prejudice and concluding that plaintiffs’ claims for unlawful search and seizure, false arrest, and violation of the right to travel were time-barred).

Linear v. Village of University Park, et al., 887 F.3d 842 (7th Cir. 2018) (affirming summary judgment in favor of Village and finding that Village’s termination of a former Village manager did not violate Due Process).

Ericson v. Frankenberry, et al., 752 Fed. Appx. 327 (7th Cir. 2018) (affirming dismissal of a plaintiff’s claims for false arrest, unlawful search, conspiracy, failure to intervene, Monell liability, respondeat superior and indemnification based upon the existence of probable cause and the lack of any underlying constitutional violation).     

Peraica v. Village of McCook, 2016 WL 1320111 (7th Cir. 2016) (affirming judgment on the pleadings in favor of defendant law enforcement officers and municipality in case alleging First Amendment political retaliation).

Hamilton v. Village of Oak Lawn, 735 F.3d 967 (7th Cir. 2013) (affirming dismissal of lawsuit alleging Fourth Amendment violations against defendant law enforcement officers and municipality).

Illinois Supreme Court

Walker v. McGuire, 2015 IL 117138 (preparation of amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Illinois Housing Development Authority in conjunction with an underlying suit challenging the constitutionality of a provision of the civil procedure code imposing a $50 filing fee in residential mortgage foreclosure cases to fund a state foreclosure prevention program).

Lacey v. Village of Palatine, 232 Ill.2d 349, 904 N.E.2d 18 (2009) (affirming dismissal of a Domestic Violence Act lawsuit against a defendant municipality alleging that it failed to prevent a double homicide).

Adames v. Sheahan, 233 Ill.2d 276, 909 N.E.2d 742 (2009) (affirming summary judgment in favor of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in two wrongful death cases following accidental shootings with deputies’ service weapons).

Illinois Appellate Court

Erie Insurance Exchange v. Kennedy, et al., 2020 IL App (3d) 170677-U (affirming summary judgment in favor of insureds and finding that insurer had a duty to defend and indemnify them relative to an underlying tort suit stemming from a child’s drowning death at a home daycare).

Casamento v. Berendt, 2018 IL App (2d) 180086 (reversing denial of a motion to dismiss a plaintiff’s libel complaint and finding that all statements made in a complaint to a disciplinary commission regarding the alleged unauthorized practice of law are absolutely privileged)

Hollenbeck v. City of Tuscola, 2017 IL App (4th) 160266 (affirming summary judgment in a defendant municipality’s favor in a plaintiff pedestrian’s personal injury suit stemming from her stepping onto a storm sewer catch basin lid located on city-owned parkway and sustaining injuries).

Clark v. Village of LaMoille, 2015 IL App (3d) 140669-U (reversing jury verdict and entering judgment notwithstanding the verdict in favor of a defendant municipality in a civil action based on the alleged negligent maintenance of a storm sewer and drain).

Cipolla v. Village of Oak Lawn, 2015 IL App (1st) 132228 (affirming entry of judgment in favor of a defendant municipality in a plaintiff former employee’s age discrimination lawsuit).

Lovell v. City of Washington, 2014 IL App (3d) 120653-U (affirming verdict in favor of defendant municipality in a negligence case brought by a plaintiff pedestrian who fell and was injured while walking across a parking lot).

Hanks v. Cotler, 2011 IL App (1st) 101088 (affirming dismissal of medical malpractice claims as time-barred under applicable statute of limitations and statute of repose).

Smith v. West Suburban Medical Center, 397 Ill.App.3d 995, 922 N.E.2d 549 (1st Dist. 2010) (affirming summary judgment in favor of a defendant medical center regarding its indemnification claim against community college based upon cooperative agreement).

State Farm v. Enterprise Leasing Co. of Chicago, 386 Ill.App.3d 945, 899 N.E.2d 408 (1st Dist. 2008) (affirming summary judgment for insurer regarding the duty to defend and duty to indemnify relative to an underlying action for damages to a rental vehicle).

Tkacz v. Weiner, 368 Ill. App. 3d 610, 858 N.E.2d 514 (1st Dist. 2006) (affirming dentist’s motion to dismiss in a plaintiff patient’s suit alleging violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act).

Krivanec v. Abramowitz, 366 Ill.App.3d 350, 851 N.E.2d 849 (1st Dist. 2006) (reversing jury verdict and entering judgment notwithstanding the verdict in plaintiff deceased patient estate’s medical malpractice action alleging that a defendant cardiologist was negligent in failing to perform an angiogram).