Stacey Wilkins is an associate in the Local Government Law and Litigation practice groups. She counsels and represents municipalities, park districts and school districts on a wide variety of transactional and litigation-related matters, with a particular focus on the defense of governmental entities and officials against Section 1983 claims and tort liability.
Stacey is an experienced trial attorney and actively litigates on behalf of her clients in both federal and state court. She has obtained outright defense verdicts as lead counsel or second-chair on multiple jury trials. She also has obtained many favorable outcomes for her clients through dispositive motion practice premised on the immunities and defenses afforded under the Local Governmental and Governmental Employee Tort Immunity Act, 745 ILCS 10/1-101, et seq. In addition, she has represented child care workers and park district personnel in investigations by and administrative hearings before the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Outside of the courtroom, Stacey provides legal assistance and guidance to local government clients on general governance and operational matters, including policies and procedures, ordinances, legislative counseling, and compliance with federal and state laws.
Prior to joining Tressler, Stacey was an associate at Stellato & Schwartz. While in law school, she received the CALI Awards for Excellence for highest grade in Legal Writing I, Constitutional Law & Religion, Lawyer as Investigator and Famous Trials in History. She also served as Vice President for the Moot Court Honors Society from 2008-2009.