Darcy L. Proctor
Darcy L. Proctor

Darcy L. Proctor

Partner

312-596-4955
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Administrative Assistant:

Michelle Booth
312-596-4967

312-596-4955
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Administrative Assistant:

Michelle Booth
312-596-4967

Darcy is a partner in the Civil Litigation practice based in Wiedner & McAuliffe’s Chicago office. She represents municipalities, school districts, park districts and private entities across a variety of employment law issues. A seasoned litigator, Darcy has handled numerous complex matters including civil rights, wrongful death, employment decisions, sexual abuse and education issues, as well as claims under 42 U.S.C § 1983, Title VII and Title IX.

At home in the courtroom, Darcy has taken dozens of cases to trial in both state and federal court, and has argued successfully in the appellate courts. She also counsels her clients with training seminars, educating on best practices and appropriate policies to mitigate workplace issues.

Darcy speaks regularly on myriad topics, including governmental tort immunity, federal civil rights liability and employment law. Darcy is a past Chair of the Tort Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association and is recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers.

In her free time, Darcy is active with the Altar & Rosary Society and the Loyola Academy Mother’s Club.

Education

  • J.D., Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, 1988
  • B.A., with honors, Loyola University of Chicago, 1985

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois Association of Defense Counsel
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • Illinois and National Council of School Attorneys
  • Acuna v. City of Chicago, et al.; Lopez v. City of Chicago, et al. Trial counsel for the City of Chicago and dozens of police officer defendants in federal Section 1983 police misconduct litigation.
  • Sandra T.E. v. South Berwyn School District 100, et al.; Doe v. Smith, et al. Trial counsel for school district and school administrators in federal Title IX discrimination litigation.
  • Howell v. City of Zion, et al. Trial counsel for the City of Zion and police officer defendant in wrongful death police shooting.
  • Soleau v. Illinois Department of Transportation Trial counsel for female employee before a federal jury in Title VII employment discrimination litigation.
  • Hernandez v. South Berwyn School District 100, et al.; Zepeda v. Calumet School District 132 Lead counsel for local governments in wrongful death and tort litigation in state courts.
  • Cortez v. Calumet School District 132 Lead counsel for school district in bilingual education discrimination class action in federal court.
  • Mulvey v. Carl Sandburg High School, 2016 IL App (1st) 151615 Lead counsel for school district and administrators in student bullying action in state court resulting in favorable appellate decision.
Other News

Seminars and Presentations

  • 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
  • Sexual Torts: Defending Misconduct Claims/Litigation in Educational, Non-Profit and Religious Institutions, CLM Midwest Conference, June 2017
  • Demystifying Transgender Issues for Public Entities, August 2016
  • Civil Rights Liability in the Public Schools: Section 1983 Litigation – Bullying, Harassment and Beyond, School Law Conference for the National School Boards Association/Council of School Attorneys, April 2016
  • Labor & Employment Hot Topics: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, Illinois City/County Management Association, February 2016

Publications

  • Illinois Governmental Tort Immunity Handbook, Lead author
  • Workplace Report, Co-Editor
  • Ten Things Governmental Officials Should Know About The Illinois Governmental Tort Immunity Act (2015)
  • School Bullying Prevention, CLM Litigation Management magazine (December, 2014)
  • Illinois Tort Immunity, IICLE Municipal Law and Practice Handbook (2014)
  • Defending Public Schools in Sexual Harassment, Abuse and Molestation Claims, For the Defense (July, 2014)
  • Bio

    Darcy is a partner in the Civil Litigation practice based in Wiedner & McAuliffe’s Chicago office. She represents municipalities, school districts, park districts and private entities across a variety of employment law issues. A seasoned litigator, Darcy has handled numerous complex matters including civil rights, wrongful death, employment decisions, sexual abuse and education issues, as well as claims under 42 U.S.C § 1983, Title VII and Title IX.

    At home in the courtroom, Darcy has taken dozens of cases to trial in both state and federal court, and has argued successfully in the appellate courts. She also counsels her clients with training seminars, educating on best practices and appropriate policies to mitigate workplace issues.

    Darcy speaks regularly on myriad topics, including governmental tort immunity, federal civil rights liability and employment law. Darcy is a past Chair of the Tort Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association and is recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers.

    In her free time, Darcy is active with the Altar & Rosary Society and the Loyola Academy Mother’s Club.

  • Practice Areas
  • Credentials

    Education

    • J.D., Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, 1988
    • B.A., with honors, Loyola University of Chicago, 1985

    Admissions

    • Illinois
    • Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
    • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
    • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Affiliations
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Illinois Association of Defense Counsel
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Chicago Bar Association
    • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
    • Illinois and National Council of School Attorneys
  • Notable Decisions
    • Acuna v. City of Chicago, et al.; Lopez v. City of Chicago, et al. Trial counsel for the City of Chicago and dozens of police officer defendants in federal Section 1983 police misconduct litigation.
    • Sandra T.E. v. South Berwyn School District 100, et al.; Doe v. Smith, et al. Trial counsel for school district and school administrators in federal Title IX discrimination litigation.
    • Howell v. City of Zion, et al. Trial counsel for the City of Zion and police officer defendant in wrongful death police shooting.
    • Soleau v. Illinois Department of Transportation Trial counsel for female employee before a federal jury in Title VII employment discrimination litigation.
    • Hernandez v. South Berwyn School District 100, et al.; Zepeda v. Calumet School District 132 Lead counsel for local governments in wrongful death and tort litigation in state courts.
    • Cortez v. Calumet School District 132 Lead counsel for school district in bilingual education discrimination class action in federal court.
    • Mulvey v. Carl Sandburg High School, 2016 IL App (1st) 151615 Lead counsel for school district and administrators in student bullying action in state court resulting in favorable appellate decision.
  • News
    Other News

    Seminars and Presentations

    • 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
    • Sexual Torts: Defending Misconduct Claims/Litigation in Educational, Non-Profit and Religious Institutions, CLM Midwest Conference, June 2017
    • Demystifying Transgender Issues for Public Entities, August 2016
    • Civil Rights Liability in the Public Schools: Section 1983 Litigation – Bullying, Harassment and Beyond, School Law Conference for the National School Boards Association/Council of School Attorneys, April 2016
    • Labor & Employment Hot Topics: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, Illinois City/County Management Association, February 2016

    Publications

    • Illinois Governmental Tort Immunity Handbook, Lead author
    • Workplace Report, Co-Editor
    • Ten Things Governmental Officials Should Know About The Illinois Governmental Tort Immunity Act (2015)
    • School Bullying Prevention, CLM Litigation Management magazine (December, 2014)
    • Illinois Tort Immunity, IICLE Municipal Law and Practice Handbook (2014)
    • Defending Public Schools in Sexual Harassment, Abuse and Molestation Claims, For the Defense (July, 2014)

Bio

Darcy is a partner in the Civil Litigation practice based in Wiedner & McAuliffe’s Chicago office. She represents municipalities, school districts, park districts and private entities across a variety of employment law issues. A seasoned litigator, Darcy has handled numerous complex matters including civil rights, wrongful death, employment decisions, sexual abuse and education issues, as well as claims under 42 U.S.C § 1983, Title VII and Title IX.

At home in the courtroom, Darcy has taken dozens of cases to trial in both state and federal court, and has argued successfully in the appellate courts. She also counsels her clients with training seminars, educating on best practices and appropriate policies to mitigate workplace issues.

Darcy speaks regularly on myriad topics, including governmental tort immunity, federal civil rights liability and employment law. Darcy is a past Chair of the Tort Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association and is recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers.

In her free time, Darcy is active with the Altar & Rosary Society and the Loyola Academy Mother’s Club.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, 1988
  • B.A., with honors, Loyola University of Chicago, 1985

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois Association of Defense Counsel
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • Illinois and National Council of School Attorneys

Notable Decisions

  • Acuna v. City of Chicago, et al.; Lopez v. City of Chicago, et al. Trial counsel for the City of Chicago and dozens of police officer defendants in federal Section 1983 police misconduct litigation.
  • Sandra T.E. v. South Berwyn School District 100, et al.; Doe v. Smith, et al. Trial counsel for school district and school administrators in federal Title IX discrimination litigation.
  • Howell v. City of Zion, et al. Trial counsel for the City of Zion and police officer defendant in wrongful death police shooting.
  • Soleau v. Illinois Department of Transportation Trial counsel for female employee before a federal jury in Title VII employment discrimination litigation.
  • Hernandez v. South Berwyn School District 100, et al.; Zepeda v. Calumet School District 132 Lead counsel for local governments in wrongful death and tort litigation in state courts.
  • Cortez v. Calumet School District 132 Lead counsel for school district in bilingual education discrimination class action in federal court.
  • Mulvey v. Carl Sandburg High School, 2016 IL App (1st) 151615 Lead counsel for school district and administrators in student bullying action in state court resulting in favorable appellate decision.

News

Other News

Seminars and Presentations

  • 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
  • Sexual Torts: Defending Misconduct Claims/Litigation in Educational, Non-Profit and Religious Institutions, CLM Midwest Conference, June 2017
  • Demystifying Transgender Issues for Public Entities, August 2016
  • Civil Rights Liability in the Public Schools: Section 1983 Litigation – Bullying, Harassment and Beyond, School Law Conference for the National School Boards Association/Council of School Attorneys, April 2016
  • Labor & Employment Hot Topics: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, Illinois City/County Management Association, February 2016

Publications

  • Illinois Governmental Tort Immunity Handbook, Lead author
  • Workplace Report, Co-Editor
  • Ten Things Governmental Officials Should Know About The Illinois Governmental Tort Immunity Act (2015)
  • School Bullying Prevention, CLM Litigation Management magazine (December, 2014)
  • Illinois Tort Immunity, IICLE Municipal Law and Practice Handbook (2014)
  • Defending Public Schools in Sexual Harassment, Abuse and Molestation Claims, For the Defense (July, 2014)