For the past 20 plus years, Tracey has focused her practice on commercial litigation and employment law. Prior to joining CROKE FAIRCHILD MORGAN & BERES, Tracey was a named partner at a boutique commercial and employment litigation firm for 15 years where she handled a broad range of litigation matters involving shareholder disputes, corporate dissolutions, breach of fiduciary duty claims, contract disputes as well as disputes over commercial property. She has also litigated numerous employment matters relating to whistleblower claims, retaliatory discharge, executive compensation plan disputes, restrictive covenants, and employment discrimination.
Tracey counsels and assists clients on a wide range of employment issues, including employment agreements, handbooks, restrictive covenants, separation agreements, internal investigations, and discrimination and other wrongful termination claims. Because employment law is always evolving, it presents a real challenge for businesses to stay in compliance; this is especially true for small to mid-size companies who do not have the benefit of in-house employment counsel. Tracey prides herself on her ability to direct her clients through the numerous local, state, and federal laws to ensure company compliance, while also developing employment policies to help companies hopefully avoid future employment disputes.
Tracey regularly appears in state and federal court on a variety of litigation matters. She has also represented clients in investigations and hearings before the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Department of Labor and other state and local administrative agencies. She also regularly represents clients in connection with violations of city code ordinances. Tracey has achieved success for her clients by way of summary disposition, arbitration and mediation. She has been involved in all phases of litigation from inception through appeal.