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Wilkins, Stacey L. Partner

Wilkins, Stacey L. Partner

Practice Focus

Stacey Wilkins is an experienced courtroom attorney.  Her litigation practice is focused primarily in the areas of general defense litigation, insurance coverage and municipal law.  She has successfully defended individuals, corporations, public entities (including park districts and schools), public employees, and not-for-profit organizations, including child care centers and foster care/adoption agencies. Ms. Wilkins’ employment law experience is in the representation and defense of employers involving discrimination and wrongful termination claims.  She also counsels employers in connection with compliance issues and the adoption or adaptation of internal policies and procedures. Ms. Wilkins has advised and represented personal and commercial lines insurance companies, self-insured risk pools, corporations, public entities and individuals in a variety of insurance coverage and litigated defense matters. Both state and federal trial work as well as appellate work are included in her practice experience.  
 
Ms. Wilkins has advised and represented personal and commercial lines insurance companies, self-insured risk pools, corporations, public entities and individuals in a variety of insurance coverage and litigated defense matters. Ms. Wilkins’ practice includes both state and federal trial work as well as appellate work.  

Stacey has achieved many defense verdicts in jury trials.  She has also achieved many favorable outcomes through dispositive motion practice in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death and survival, criminal assault, sexual abuse, products liability, and premises liability.  She has extensive experience taking and defending discovery and evidence depositions and has handled dozens of court-mandated and commercial arbitrations, and has participated in numerous multi-million dollar mediations.  

Stacey handles every phase of the litigation process with a sense of purpose, a focus on efficiency, and a pragmatic approach to getting to the best result possible as quickly as possible.  She approaches her practice with an emphasis on case management and organization, and always promotes her clients' best interests.  Her skilled and determined investigations have uncovered countless fraudulent claims and resulted in a number of sanctions awards against overreaching plaintiffs.  Most recently, Stacey was named Leading Lawyer and Super Lawyer/Rising Star for 2018.  

Professional Background

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.

Recent Publications

New Law Requires Application and Screening of Park District Volunteers. Local Government Lowdown. September 25, 2017.

Appellate Courts Lead Park Districts Down a Dangerous Path. Local Government Lowdown. April 26, 2017. 

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