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Paula Essick

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Paula Essick

Vice President


312-849-5820 (Work)
312-718-3286 (Mobile)
1901 Butterfield Rd, 4th Floor, Suite 420
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Paula Essick is a Vice President within the Forensic Accounting sector of J.S. Held. Prior to joining J.S. Held, Paula was a Principal at Magnan Graizzaro & Associates CPAs, where she worked with insurers, attorneys, and companies across a wide range of industries.

Paula has thirty years of experience analyzing commercial insurance claims along with providing litigation support in a variety of circumstances. The damages measured relate to Asbestos, Builder’s Risk, Business Interruption, Employee Theft, Extra Expense, Jeweler’s Block, Liability, Loss of Rents, Product Recall, and Property (including Building, Personal Property and Inventory).

Paula develops a working knowledge of the operations and accounting system of the entity being analyzed which can range from a small business to a billion-dollar company. Her business acumen and ability to explain her findings to all folks, regardless of their financial background, are two of her greatest strengths.