Firm's Overbey and Cox Promoted to Partner


Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella recently promoted Susan Miller Overbey to partner. She is a member of the Litigation practice as well as the Religious & Not-For-Profit Organizations Practice.

Ms. Overbey has defended banks, mortgage lenders, and related entities in individual and consumer class actions brought in state and federal courts. She also represents religious organizations in litigation pending in state and federal courts, and in alternative dispute resolution settings such as mediation and binding arbitration. Ms. Overbey is licensed to practice in Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

“I have enjoyed working on litigated matters for both the financial services and religious and not-for-profit groups at the firm. Both groups have a great sense of teamwork with everyone willing to contribute to the job ensuring that it is done to the highest standard for our clients.”

Ms. Overbey graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law, cum laude, in 2006. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, in History with a minor in Politics from Mount Holyoke College in 2003.

While in law school, Ms. Overbey worked as a legal extern for the Honorable Ilana Diamond Rovner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Ms. Overbey was a summer associate with the Firm in 2005. Ms. Overbey can be contacted at 312/840-7051 or

The Firm recently promoted Jessica A. Cox to partner. She serves clients in the Religious & Not-For-Profit Organizations and Litigation Practices.

Ms. Cox focuses her practice on corporate and risk management issues affecting non-profit, religious and social service organizations.  Her experience includes representing religious organizations in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes as well as assisting clients in conducting internal investigations and developing risk management policies and practices.  She has worked with for-profit corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions and prescription benefit management contracting.

“I have tremendous respect for the people I work with, both professionally and personally,” says Cox. “That’s what makes Burke, Warren such an ideal place to work, the combination of challenging matters and a firm culture that promotes collaboration and allows for a work-life balance.”

Ms. Cox received her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2006. While in law school, she served as the Associate Editor for the Elder Law Journal. Her note, “Elderly Electors Go Postal: Ensuring Absentee Ballot Integrity for Older Voters,” was published in the journal. She received her B.A. with honors in Business Economics, with an emphasis in Accounting, from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2003. While at Santa Barbara, Ms. Cox was a four year member of the University Honors Program and the NCAA Division I Women’s Waterpolo Team. Ms. Cox may be contacted at 312/840-7104 or

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