Biography

Stacy Fulco focuses her practice on the representation of companies in the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries. She is retained to handle many types of claims and litigation for these industries, including premises liability, product liability, food-borne illnesses, transportation litigation, pharmacy law, security issues, wrongful death, property subrogation and appellate law. Stacy has extensive experience handling business disputes before suit, during discovery and motion practice, in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, as well as through trial and appeal. In addition to handling litigation, she assists clients with vendor contracts, employer’s liability issues and workers’ compensation lien recoveries. Stacy also provides in-house counseling and training to retail, restaurant and hospitality clients regarding premises liability issues.

Stacy is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law (J.D./M.B.A, 1997) and Illinois State University (B.A, 1993)(International Business & Marketing Majors). She is a member of the Illinois Bar and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Stacy is an active member of DRI (Defense Research Institute), holding leadership positions in the Retail & Hospitality Committee and the Women in the Law Committee. Stacy is also a member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel. In 2015, Stacy authored “The Mediation Submission – Your Pretrial Argument” in DRI For the Defense, “To Post or Not to Post – The Impact of No-Gun Signs” in the CLM Claims Management Magazine and “Concealed Carry Laws & Liability” in Today’s General Counsel Magazine. In 2014, Stacy authored “The Danger of Security Manuals: How to Prevent Liability Instead of Create It” for IDC Quarterly; “Don’t Let your Manual Be A Liability: The Danger of Security” for DRI In-House Quarterly; and “How to scrub personal-injury fraud clean” for Chicago Lawyer. From 2004 through 2014, Stacy was a columnist for the IDC Quarterly, the magazine of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, for which she wrote the Recent Decisions column. In addition, Stacy regularly writes blog articles about legal issues impacting the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries.

Stacy regularly provides in-house presentations on concealed-carry liability and policy issues. In 2015, Stacy spoke at the Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Assoc.’s Annual Conference on concealed-carry liability and policy issues, she spoke at the DRI Retail & Hospitality Seminar on security manual drafting and she was part of a presentation regarding cybersecurity and data breaches where she addressed civil liability and notice requirements.

Stacy is AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Credentials

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law (J.D./M.B.A, 1997)
  • Illinois State University (B.A, 1993)(International Business & Marketing Majors)

Admissions to Practice Law

  • Illinois Bar
  • 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
  • Federal Trial Bar

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • DRI Retail & Hospitality Litigation Seminar – "Mediation Strategy: How to Make the Most of Your Attempt to Settle" (2018)
  • DRI/IDC Webinar Series – "Creating an Online Presence and Using Social Media to Enhance Business Development Activity" (2017)
  • CLM National Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Conference – “In The Line Of Fire – Handing a Shooting Before & After It Takes Place” (2017)
  • CLM Webinar Series – “Formal Floor Inspections – Are They Worth It?”  (2017)
  • Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Assoc.’s Annual Conference (2015)
  • DRI Retail & Hospitality Seminar  (2015)
  • Cybersecurity & Data Breach Seminar  (2015)]
  • Concealed-Carry Liability & Policy Issues In-House Presentations (2014-2015)
  • Safeway Casualty Claims Conference (2007)
  • Crawford & Co. Premises Liability Seminar (2004)
  • National Commission on Correctional Healthcare  (2000)

Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute
    • SLG Coordinator - Retail & Hospitality Committee
    • Program Vice-Chair - DRI Retail & Hospitality Litigation Seminar 2018
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
 
Representative Matters