Stacey Wilkins Tressler LLP

Wilkins, Stacey L. Partner

Wilkins, Stacey L. Partner

Practice Focus

Ms. 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 has advised and represented individuals, personal and commercial lines insurance companies, self-insured risk pools, corporations and municipalities in a variety of litigated defense matters. Ms. Wilkins’ practice includes both state and federal trial work as well as appellate work.  
Ms. Wilkins has achieved many defense verdicts in jury trials and bench trials in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death and survival, criminal assault, sexual abuse, products liability, and premises liability.  She has also achieved many favorable outcomes prior to trial through dispositive motion practice, mediation and arbitration.
Ms. Wilkins 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. 

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. Stacey was named a "Rising Star" by Illinois Supers Lawyers since 2018. In 2019, Stacey was selected by Leading Lawyers® peers as an "Emerging Lawyer". Stacey was recently selected by her peers as a 2023 and 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™.

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Recent Articles and Blogs

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.