Diana H. Psarras
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Diana H. Psarras is a highly skilled litigator with over 18 years of experience in the area of commercial litigation. She is the immediate past Chairwoman of the Firm’s Executive Management Committee, having served for six years. In the prestigious position as the Firm’s first Chairwoman, Diana led the committee in overseeing the Firm’s operations, and fiscal and strategic planning. In 2014, Diana was elected as the first female member of the Executive Management Committee.
As a seasoned litigator, Diana represents clients in state court, federal court, and before administrative agencies, in mediation and arbitration. She counsels clients from a broad range of industries in complex litigation matters including breach of fiduciary duty claims, estate and trust litigation, shareholder and member buyouts, commercial contracts, restrictive covenants, commodities transactions, commercial disputes, mortgage and mechanic’s lien foreclosure, and bankruptcy adversary proceedings. Diana represents clients during all stages of litigation, including investigations, pleadings, discovery, pre-trial matters, trial, and if appropriate, settlements and/or appeals of trial decisions.
Diana also has comprehensive experience representing businesses, officers, directors, beneficiaries, secured and unsecured creditors, landlords, and trustees in connection with bankruptcy related matters. Additionally, she has been recognized as a Illinois Emerging Lawyer in the area of commercial litigation for 2016, 2017, and 2018.
- Tried numerous cases successfully to verdict including defending a family run business and company from claims of shareholder oppressions and breaches of fiduciary duty, defending a trustee from claims of mismanagement and of trust assets, defending brokerage firms in their handling of discretionary trading accounts, and prosecuting and protecting the rights of beneficiaries to receive accountings of trusts and ensuring the loyalty of the trustees.