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Maria G. Enriquez

Of Counsel


Maria G. Enriquez has over 30 years of experience in commercial insurance coverage law. For 25 of those years, she represented large commercial insurance companies in all aspects of complex commercial coverage and bad faith litigation in courts across the country and in private arbitrations in London. She has analyzed coverage issues nationwide for commercial losses under primary, umbrella, excess liability, first party property, professional liability, representation and warranty, and other specialty lines insurance policies including Self-Insured Retentions and Bermuda Form policies.

Maria has provided seminars and educational presentations to clients, third-party administrators, brokers and insurers’ policyholder clients. She has consulted with hospitals, municipalities, Fortune 100 and 500 companies and small businesses with respect to their risks and coverages under first party and commercial liability policies. Maria has successfully first chaired trials and litigated cases across the country and before judges and juries in state, federal, and appellate courts.

Maria is using her many years of experience representing commercial insurance companies to now assist policyholders in their efforts to recover insurance proceeds under their commercial insurance policies.


  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law
  • B.S.W., University of Illinois


  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • State of Illinois

Professional History

  • Partner, Bates Carey/Bates Meckler LLP (1996-2015)
    • Member of Management Committee, Bates Carey
    • Member of Associate Development Committee, Bates Carey
  • Associate, Bates Meckler, LLP (1994-1996)
    • Recruitment and Retention Committee
    • Trial Advocacy and Training Committee
    • Cook County Circuit Court Committee for the Evaluation of Women and Minorities in the Legal Profession
  • Associate, Pope & John, Ltd. (1990-1994)
    • Trial Advocacy and Training Committee

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association’s Litigation Section – Insurance
  • Member, National Association of Professional Women
  • Member, The International Women’s Leadership Association
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • A Key Individual – Chambers and Partners
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • Who’s Who Legal: Insurance and Reinsurance

Community Leadership

  • Previous Volunteer, Loyola University Medical Center, Pediatric Unit
  • Volunteer, Red Cross-Disaster Relief
  • Visiting Guest Teacher, Wake Forest University School of Law

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