Women in Law 2023



CO-MANAGING SHAREHOLDER Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry

A my Bilton serves as Nyhan’s co-managing shareholder and was the firm’s first female shareholder. She is now one of three female shareholders at the firm and works tirelessly to ensure all female attorneys are heard and encouraged to share concerns as she is aware of the struggle and stress that women face in a male-dominated field. Amy has and continues to mentor junior attorneys within the firm, showing them the ropes of case management and guiding them through the processes so they can gain a better understanding as well as providing a listening ear not just for mentees, but for all in the firm. As a member of the firm’s Management Committee, Amy is not only committed to her practice but also the well-being of the firm. She is involved in assessing Nyhan’s environment and ensuring that DEI initiatives are executed and contribute to the firm’s growth. She has also led the firm’s rebranding efforts as well as various technology initiatives and guided the consolidation of office space and remodeling. In her practice, she is a nationally recognized workers’ compensation defense and Medicare secondary payer (MSP) attorney and began the MSP practice at Nyhan. Amy operates across industries and all levels of insurance, including uninsured, insured, self-insured, and excess insurance, to carefully balance the needs of each party and each client’s unique motivations. Utilizing her experience in the process of initial investigations, tracking where the liability in the case begins and ends, and through post-settlement actions, Amy considers

the idiosyncrasies of each case to ensure all significant details are uncovered. She has managed catastrophic claims and issues with novel medical topics that are often challenging and bring potential media exposure and has presented on many topics relating to her practice such as opioid addiction, MSA compliance, catastrophic workers’ compensation claims, and COVID in the workplace. In addition to her successful practice, Amy is actively involved in the legal community. She is a fellow with the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, a fellow and instructor for the Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional and Fellow classes, and is past president of the National Medicare Secondary Payer Network. Amy also serves as chairperson of the Board of Commissioners of the International Commission on Healthcare Certification Medicare Set Aside Consultants Certified Group and has been appointed to the Medical Fee Advisory Board of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Outside of the legal realm, Amy is a board member of Habitat for Humanity Chicago as well as the committee co-chair and team leader for the annual Women Build. Through this organization, she both builds homes and raises funds to create affordable housing in areas that have been impacted by disinvestment. Amy is also the treasurer and past president of the Commercial Park Advisory Council, a fundraising group that provides programming and a safe place for youth, adults and at-risk individuals to gather and participate in learning opportunities.



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