Amy E. Frantz


Chicago, IL
D 773.694.3919


J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2013

B.A., University of Kansas, 2009


Amy Frantz is a Partner at Freeman Mathis & Gary's Chicago office and is Vice-Chair of the firm's Midwest Coverage practice team. She practices in the areas of insurance coverage and civil litigation. Amy advises and represents insurers in a variety of third-party and first-party insurance coverage matters arising under commercial general liability policies, professional liability, auto, property, and umbrella policies. Amy assists clients throughout the life of their claims, including evaluating coverage and risk transfer issues, preparing coverage analyses, drafting reservation of rights and coverage position letters, and pursuing declaratory judgment actions.

She also defends clients in a variety of civil litigation matters including construction accidents and defects, premises liability, and transportation negligence, in state and federal jurisdictions throughout Illinois. Amy handles all phases of litigation and has tried multiple cases to verdict. She has also represented clients in appeals.

Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois

Publications & Engagements

“What’s So Special About Special Interrogatories?”, Illinois Bar Journal, May 2020

Representative Cases & Clients

Successfully argued and obtained judgment for insurer in more than 20 declaratory judgment actions brought by policyholders, which involved first-impression insurance coverage disputes related to claims for COVID-19 related business interruption coverage and assisted in successfully defending judgments on appeal. Appellate courts affirmed judgments in insurer’s favor in all cases which were appealed.

Represented insurer in first-impression insurance coverage disputes related to underlying claims and lawsuits involving claimed violations of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act.

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of father/owner of vehicle son was driving when son struck and killed a bicyclist, on claims of agency, negligent entrustment, and negligent maintenance of vehicle.

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a homeowner in Cook County for a slip and fall in her driveway. Successfully handled subsequent appeal. Appellate court affirmed summary judgment in homeowner’s favor.

  •  Illinois State Bar Association
    • Insurance Law Section Council, 2020-present
    • Privacy and Information Security Section member, 2021-present
  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Insurance Law Committee
    • Cyber Law and Data Privacy Committee
    • Tort Litigation Committee
    • Alliance for Women
  • DRI
    • Insurance Law Committee
Awards and Recognition
  • Nominated and selected as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2022-2023
  • Awarded second place in the 2022 Illinois State Bar Association Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest for the article “When Does My Biometric Privacy Expire?”, which provides an overview of the rapidly changing landscape for litigation related to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.
  • Awarded second place in the 2020 Illinois State Bar Association Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest for the article “What’s So Special about Special Interrogatories?” The article was published in the May 2020 issue of the Illinois Bar Journal and discusses the significant amendments to the Illinois statute governing special interrogatories and provides practical tips for attorneys on the use of special interrogatories at trial.
Classes/Seminars Taught

Amy has presented on a number of topics, including co-presenting a seminar on the topic of products liability, focusing on the issue of spoliation of evidence.