The Willis Law Group Expands Commercial Litigation Practice

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The Willis Law Group expands its commercial litigation practice to meet growing client needs with the addition of Joanna Tollenaere.

Joanna M. Tollenaere

Effective trial litigation is not "boilerplate.”

The Willis Law Group PLLC is pleased to announce Joanna M. Tollenaere has joined the firm as a partner in its Dallas office.

“Joanna is an accomplished litigator with experience in both commercial litigation and insurance defense, and we are delighted by the depth she will add to our team,” said Kirk Willis, managing partner at The Willis Law Group. “Our firm is multicultural and that is important to us. Our goal is to be able to relate to all types of people. Joanna’s fluidity in Spanish and Italian helps us to continue meeting that goal.”

Tollenaere has 11 years’ experience in the fields of transactional law and commercial and insurance defense litigation. Her practice includes commercial litigation (including contract disputes); commercial real estate leases; insurance defense and coverage litigation; personal injury cases, products and premises liability matters, construction defect litigation, professional negligence, and bad faith litigation.

"I have always heard great things about Kirk Willis and I believe joining his team will be a great opportunity to be part of a team that continues to build a great firm from the ground up," Tollenaere said.

Prior to joining The Willis Law Group, Tollenaere was a senior attorney at a Dallas-based insurance defense firm since 2004. After law school, Joanna practiced at a Manhattan firm, in the area of antitrust law. She received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 2002 and a B.A. in Communication from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Effective trial litigation is not "boilerplate.” The Willis Law Group knows each case and client is unique and we proceed accordingly by building individualized solutions, communicating regularly, being responsive and reaching efficient resolutions. We are based in Dallas, Texas and have offices in Houston, New Orleans, Oklahoma City and San Antonio. Our boutique legal defense firm has 17 attorneys practicing a wide variety of insurance defense and commercial litigation work, including construction, employment & labor, environmental, healthcare, rig/oil well disasters, insurance coverage and professional services.

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