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, Dram Shop claims, 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 Federal Trial 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 a regular author and speaker on issues regarding premises liability, security, floor inspections, mediations, policy manuals and concealed carry issues.   Stacy also writes a legal blog about issues impacting the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries (www.retailrestaurantandhospitalitylaw.com).

Stacy regularly provides in-house presentations and training on investigations, floor inspection policies and concealed-carry liability and policy issues. 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