Georgia L. Joyce

Senior Counsel
Email: gjoyce@cremerspina.com
Telephone: 312.601.9662
Fax: 312.726.3818
Practice Areas
Practice Areas
Biography

Georgia Joyce currently concentrates her practice in insurance coverage litigation. Her work includes the preparation of coverage opinions and the handling of all phases of litigation of coverage suits in state and federal courts. She represents insurance carriers in a broad range of coverage matters under commercial general liability policies arising from personal injury and property damage lawsuits.

Georgia is a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 1994), De Paul University (M.B.A. Finance, 1981), and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S. Finance, 1978). Georgia is a member of the Illinois bar and the federal trial bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois; Central District of Illinois; Southern District of Illinois; Southern District of Indiana; Western District of Michigan; Western District of Oklahoma; Northern District of Texas; and Eastern District of Pennsylvania Georgia also has practiced in the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern District of Illinois and the Western District of Michigan, and has been admitted to practice on a pro hac vice basis in several states.

Georgia is member of the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.

 

Credentials

Education:

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 1994)
  • De Paul University (M.B.A. Finance, 1981)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (B.S. Finance, 1978)

Admissions to Practice Law:

  • Illinois Bar
  • Federal Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Bankruptcy 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. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • Pro hac vice admissions in several states.

Publications:

  • Recent Developments in Health Insurance, Life Insurance, and Disability Insurance Law, 50 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 401 (Winter, 2015)(research assistant; also researched/drafted portions of the Health, Life and Disability Insurance compendium article for the Fall 2011, 2012 and 2013 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J.);

  • Georgia Joyce, As The Insurer Squirms: Watching the Jury Deliberate a Dishonesty Claim Under a Financial Institution Bond, ABA TIPS FSLC Newsletter (Spring, 1999);

  • Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Newsletter – Hot Line Cases Editor (past)

Memberships:

  • American Bar Association (Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Committee)
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
 
Representative Matters

In addition to her current representation of insurers in coverage litigation under commercial general liability policies, Georgia has represented insurers and insureds in a wide variety of insurance coverage and litigation matters, including claims under life, health, and accident insurance policies; professional liability policies; directors’ and officers’ liability policies; and financial institution bonds.

Georgia also recently has represented insurance companies in bankruptcy court in adversary proceedings alleging fraudulent conveyances, preferential transfers, and other bankruptcy-related issues. 


Reported Cases

  • In re Jordan Kaiser (Ebner v. Kaiser, et al), 525 B.R. 697 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 2014)
  • Gilbride v. Highmark Blue Shield of PA, Nanci Holt, and Vesuvius, 2013 WL 6247447 (C.D. Ill. Nov. 7, 2013)
  • Stout v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, 2006 WL 2331149 (C.D. Ill., Aug. 10, 2006)
  • Jacobson v. Humana Insurance Company, 2005 WL 1363154 (N.D. Ill., June 6, 2005