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Stacey Petrek



Stacey Petrek is an Associate in the firm's Litigation Group. She represents clients in complex commercial matters at both the state and federal level. She is experienced in handling a wide range of matters, including insurance coverage disputes, breach of contract actions, business tort claims, trade secret cases, class action defense, and white collar crime and government investigations.

She regularly drafts a wide variety of memoranda, briefs, motions and pleadings, including summary judgment briefs, interpleader and FOIA complaints, motions to exclude, and research memoranda on legal questions pertaining to commercial litigations. She also has experience with mediation in the insurance context, having served as lead associate in a matter in which she prepared statements and reviewed and analyzed documents pre-discovery.



  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2017

    – Edmund A. Spencer Scholarship

  • Syracuse University, MFA, 2012

    – Creative Writing

  • Brown University, B.A., 2006

    – Comparative Cultures in Literature and English


  • Illinois


  • Co-Author, “Insurance and the Concept of Fortuity,” published by the Defense Research Institute, Dec. 2020.
  • Co-Author, “It’s Time to Talk About Standby Revocable Trusts,” published in Trusts & Estates, a peer review journal, Nov. 2018.
  • Co-Author, “Lessons Public Figure Clients Can Learn From Prince’s Estate,” published in Trusts & Estates, a peer review journal, Aug. 2016.
  • Contributor, “Less Bang! For Your Copyright Buck: DaVinci v. Ziko Reaffirms the Limitations of Copyright to Protect Games,” E-Commerce Law Reports, 16, No. 3 (2016).