In 20+ years of practice, Dawn M. Gonzalez has focused her career on a wide array of insurance coverage and insurance defense issues. She has advised insurer clients on coverage issues and bad faith allegations across the country involving various insurance products, including: general liability claims, professional liability claims, product liability claims, construction defect/injury claims, additional insured tenders, advertising injury claims, environmental liability claims, health services specialty lines claims, railroad protective liability claims and complex auto/trucking claims. She has also represented insured defendants in tort litigation in several Midwest states in cases involving general negligence, product liability, employment liability and other torts. She has also handled corporate litigation cases. Before joining Stone & Johnson as a partner in July 2018, she was a partner in two other Chicago area law firms and had a brief in-house position as Senior Coverage Litigation Attorney.
In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Gonzalez has been active in the legal community through a variety of bar association organizations, including serving as President of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, 2005-2006. She is also a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Armadillo Club. She has also served on the boards of several local community organizations.
Ms. Gonzalez has participated as a speaker and moderator of continuing education seminars, too numerous to list here, on a variety of subjects including: additional insured tenders; tripartite relationship considerations for defense counsel and insurers; and duty to defend issues.