Darcy L. Proctor
Darcy L. Proctor

Darcy L. Proctor

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Darcy is a partner in the Civil Litigation practice based in Wiedner & McAuliffe’s Chicago office. She represents both insurers and the self-insured in high-exposure litigation involving complex tort, construction negligence, professional liability, employment law, and governmental liability. Darcy has served as lead counsel in wrongful death and personal injury cases at trial, mediation, and settlement conferences to achieve defense verdicts and favorable results.

Darcy has been admitted by invitation to the Litigation Counsel of America, the trial lawyer honorary society, composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Membership in this society is based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. Darcy is also recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Chicago Magazine.

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
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • Illinois and National Association of School Attorneys
  • Litigation Counsel of America
Other News

Seminars and Presentations

  • Mitigate Don’t Litigate: What Employers Need To Know About COVID-19 Liability Webinar – May, 2020
  • Title IX School Liability, Defense Research Institute’s Civil Rights & Governmental Liability Annual Conference- January, 2020
  • Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law for Illinois Schools, Illinois Association of School Boards Annual Conference -November, 2019
  • Managing Sexual Harassment/Discrimination Claims in the #Me-Too Era, CLM Midwest Conference, June, 2019
  • 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

Publications

  • Navigating the Current Landscape of Employer Liability in Sexual Harassment Litigation, For the Defense (July, 2019)
  • 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 both insurers and the self-insured in high-exposure litigation involving complex tort, construction negligence, professional liability, employment law, and governmental liability. Darcy has served as lead counsel in wrongful death and personal injury cases at trial, mediation, and settlement conferences to achieve defense verdicts and favorable results.

    Darcy has been admitted by invitation to the Litigation Counsel of America, the trial lawyer honorary society, composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Membership in this society is based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. Darcy is also recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Chicago Magazine.

  • 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
    • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
    • Illinois and National Association of School Attorneys
    • Litigation Counsel of America
  • News
    Other News

    Seminars and Presentations

    • Mitigate Don’t Litigate: What Employers Need To Know About COVID-19 Liability Webinar – May, 2020
    • Title IX School Liability, Defense Research Institute’s Civil Rights & Governmental Liability Annual Conference- January, 2020
    • Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law for Illinois Schools, Illinois Association of School Boards Annual Conference -November, 2019
    • Managing Sexual Harassment/Discrimination Claims in the #Me-Too Era, CLM Midwest Conference, June, 2019
    • 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

    Publications

    • Navigating the Current Landscape of Employer Liability in Sexual Harassment Litigation, For the Defense (July, 2019)
    • 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 both insurers and the self-insured in high-exposure litigation involving complex tort, construction negligence, professional liability, employment law, and governmental liability. Darcy has served as lead counsel in wrongful death and personal injury cases at trial, mediation, and settlement conferences to achieve defense verdicts and favorable results.

Darcy has been admitted by invitation to the Litigation Counsel of America, the trial lawyer honorary society, composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Membership in this society is based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. Darcy is also recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Chicago Magazine.

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

  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • Illinois and National Association of School Attorneys
  • Litigation Counsel of America

News

Other News

Seminars and Presentations

  • Mitigate Don’t Litigate: What Employers Need To Know About COVID-19 Liability Webinar – May, 2020
  • Title IX School Liability, Defense Research Institute’s Civil Rights & Governmental Liability Annual Conference- January, 2020
  • Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law for Illinois Schools, Illinois Association of School Boards Annual Conference -November, 2019
  • Managing Sexual Harassment/Discrimination Claims in the #Me-Too Era, CLM Midwest Conference, June, 2019
  • 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

Publications

  • Navigating the Current Landscape of Employer Liability in Sexual Harassment Litigation, For the Defense (July, 2019)
  • 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)