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Diana H. Psarras is a skilled litigator in the area of commercial litigation. She represents clients in state court, federal court, and before administrative agencies, in mediation and arbitration. Diana 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. She 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, trustees, beneficiaries, secured and unsecured creditors, landlords, and trustees in connection with bankruptcy related matters. She also has been recognized as a 2016, 2017, and 2018 Illinois Emerging Lawyer in the area of commercial litigation.
In addition to her daily attorney responsibilities, Diana currently holds the prestigious position of RD’s first Chairwoman for the firm’s Management Committee. In 2014, Diana was elected as the first female committee member.
- 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.