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Information Release



Contact:   Hugh Strawn




Date:   July 30, 2015 


Maria Pellegrino, J.D., Joins PLRB

Research Counsel, Property Legal Services Department


Maria Pellegrino, J.D., has joined the Property & Liability Resource Bureau's Property Legal Services Department as Research Counsel. 


Maria Pellegrino, J.D.

Research Counsel

Property & Liability Resource Bureau


Maria's responsibilities include maintaining the accuracy of PLRB's legal database, ensuring that case law and other references are correct and current on first-party insurance matters.  Additionally, she will assist in researching coverage inquiries from PLRB insurer member companies, as well as creating some of the PLRB statutory, regulatory, and catastrophe bulletins.


Maria is a graduate of Lewis University, Chicago, Illinois, where she double majored in Psychology and Human Resources Management. She received her J.D. in 2006, graduating from Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago.  


While in law school, she worked for Chubb Insurance as a personal lines insurance underwriter, and as a law clerk for Chubb's in-house counsel litigation attorneys.  She also completed externships with the Illinois Attorney General's Office and the U.S. Attorney's office, and was a member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review.


Prior to joining the PLRB, Maria was a judicial law clerk with the Illinois Appellate Court, serving the Honorable John J. Bowman in the Second District, and later, the Honorable Thomas E. Hoffman in the First District.  As a law clerk, she reviewed records, performed legal research, and prepared draft appellate court orders and opinions resolving appeals arising in both criminal and civil cases.  


The Property & Liability Resource Bureau is a not-for-profit association of property and casualty insurance companies.  It is located in Downers Grove, Illinois.