Tracy Stanker


Tracy L. Stanker


  • IIT/Chicago-Kent, Juris Doctorate (2001)
  • Member of Trial Advocacy Team and Law Review
  • University of Illinois, Bachelor of Finance (1998)


Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (2001-2009)

  • Felony Trial Division, Narcotics Division, Sex Crimes Unit, Misdemeanor and Traffic Division

Practice Areas

  • Civil Rights litigation, including police misconduct cases
  • Criminal law, including traffic, misdemeanor, and felonies
  • Contract litigation
  • Civil Litigation, including personal injury and defamation litigation
  • Trade Secret litigation
  • Foreclosure litigation
  • Municipal defense litigation
  • Appellate litigation in State and Federal Court.


  • State of Illinois
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • Central District of Illinois, Trial Bar

Notable Cases

Obrycka v. City of Chicago

  • Jury awarded $850,000 to female bartender beaten by off-duty Chicago Police Officer after finding that a “code of silence” exists at the Chicago Police Department.

People v. Louis Bianchi

  • Successfully defended McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi in two politically motivated criminal cases.

Holmes v. LaSalle County

  • Obtained a settlement for victims of an unconstitutional strip search policy at the LaSalle County Jail.