Barbara J. Mandell has been a civil litigator for over 25 years. Ms. Mandell graduated from Loyola Law School in May 1982 and was admitted to the Bar in December of that same year. She began her career at a large defense firm, where for the first two years of practice she took at least one deposition, or appeared in court at least once almost every day for several years. She created a medical payment reimbursement program for a large automobile insurance carrier, which resulted in the recovery of hundreds of thousands of dollars that would have otherwise allowed for double recoveries and increased insurance costs.

Ms. Mandell has extensive experience handling insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, including personal lines, commercial lines, complex coverage matters, construction defects, asbestos and habitability claims.

Ms. Mandell was a partner in a large defense firm, where as a partner, she was responsible for the bad faith and coverage group, while she continued to personally serve business and personal clients alike.  Then, after a brief stay with a mid size local firm, in December 2008 Ms. Mandell opened the doors of Mandell & Associates, PC, believing that it was time to do it her way; Committing to providing clients with personalized service, a high level of skill, dogged perseverance, and the pursuit of creative solutions to our clients’ problems.

“Lawyers are always asked why they chose to become lawyers. For me it was simple. Atticus Finch.  Atticus was intelligent and compassionate and had a great work ethic. He had a heart and a soul and a quiet dignity that commanded the respect of those around him. He had commitment to everything he did. These are the personal traits I have tried to live by in both my private life and my work.  And while those who know me would probably never accuse me of being quiet, I believe I bring these traits to my personal life and my practice, every day. I am fortunate enough to go to work every day and love what I do, and go home at night to a family I love even more. Can’t really ask for more than that. ” 

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