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Chicago, IL 60603

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Litigation
School Districts
Education
J.D., Loyola University of Chicago School of Law 
B.A., Loyola University of Chicago
Bar & Court Admissions
Illinois
Northern District of Illinois 
Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
Central District of Illinois 
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court 
Memberships
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Illinois and National Council of School Attorneys
Defense Research Institute

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Darcy L. Proctor
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Clients trust Darcy to provide them the best defense possible in court based upon her 25 years of experience and proven track record of successful results.

Ms. Proctor’s practice involves a wide variety of legal issues, including civil rights, personal injury, wrongful death, employment decisions, sexual abuse and education issues, as well as claims under 42 U.S.C § 1983, Title VII and Title IX. Her clients include municipalities, school districts, park districts and private entities. Ms. Proctor is skilled in litigating complex cases from initial investigation to final disposition on the trial and appellate levels, and has argued successfully in the appellate courts. She has substantial jury trial experience in both state and federal court.

Ms. Proctor is past Chair of the Tort Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. Darcy frequently presents on governmental tort immunity, federal civil rights liability and employment law at seminars sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Municipal League and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM).


Experience

Representative experience includes:
  • Trial counsel for the City of Chicago and dozens of police officer defendants in federal Section 1983 police misconduct litigation. Acuna v. City of Chicago, et al.; Lopez v. City of Chicago, et al.
  • Trial counsel for school district and school administrators in  federal  Title IX discrimination litigation. Sandra T.E. v. South Berwyn School District 100, et al.; Doe v. Smith, et al.
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Presentations

Ms. Proctor is also a frequent speaker on governmental tort immunity and federal civil rights liability.  Some representative presentations include:
  • Hot Topics in Employment Litigation – Illinois Association of Park Districts/Illinois Park and Recreation Association Conference – January 2015, 2017-2018
  • Dealing with Bullying in Your Agency’s Program – IAPD Conference - January 2016 – 2018
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Publications

Ms. Proctor has published on tort immunity, civil rights and employment litigation matters. Some of Darcy’s publications include:
  • Illinois Governmental Tort Immunity Handbook (2018 edition), Ancel Glink Library
  • Co-editor of Workplace Report – Ancel Glink Labor and Employment Blog
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Honors & Awards

Designated a “Super Lawyer” by Chicago Magazine