Stacie E. Barhorst

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Biography:  Stacie’s litigation practice focuses on defending claims in federal and state trial and appellate courts invovling civil litigation, business litigation, employment litigation, defense of consumer claims under the FDCPA, FCRA, and other state and federal consumer protection statutes, and professional liability defense. Stacie an experienced appellate litigator, having represented clients in no less than 40 appeals in Illinois and Ohio.  Stacie educates attorneys regarding the FDCPA and other issues relevant to the defense of debt collectors, including presentations to the Illinois Creditors Bar Association, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, and the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Practice Areas:  Civil litigation, business litigation, employment litigation, defense of consumer claims under the FDCPA, FCRA, and other state and federal consumer protection statutes, professional liability defense and appellate litigation.

Education:  Drake University Law School (J.D. 2000, Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers, Member of Drake Law Review 1998-99, Associate Editor of Drake Law Review 1999-2000); University of Minnesota (M.M. 1994); Iowa State University (B.M. 1992)

State Admissions:  Illinois (2003) and Ohio (2000)

Federal Admissions:  U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 6th and 7th Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the Western District of Michigan, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Professional Affiliations:  The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA), the Illinois Creditors Bar Association (board member, co-chair of the legislation committee), the Illinois State Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association

Publications:  Note, What Does Disability Mean: Mitigating Measures and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 48 Drake L. Rev. 137 (1999)

Reported Cases:

Gulley v. Markoff & Krasny, 664 F.3d 1073 (7th Cir. 2011).

Kelley v. National Check Bureau, Inc., 884 N.E.2d 438 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008).

Rainey v. National Check Bureau, Inc., 849 N.E.2d 776 (Ind. Ct. App. 2006).