TRACY A. ROBB
Tracy A. Robb
Tracy Robb joined Curcio Law Offices in 2001 and was named managing partner in 2016. She concentrates her practice predominantly on appellate law.
Tracy has also established herself as a strategist for brainstorming with the trial team at the firm. She provides support at the trial court level with her research and writing skills which has served as the foundation for victory on many dispositive motions including motions in limine successfully barring defendants’ key evidence and experts from the trial. Ms. Robb has successfully defended the firm’s verdicts appealed by the defense firms and insurance companies both at the appellate and supreme court level and also obtained reversal where trial error was alleged. Tracy is known in the legal community for her outstanding analytical skills and articulate writing style.
Before joining Curcio Law Offices, she worked as a Hearing Officer for the Office of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County determining parentage and child support matters and also resolving various custody and visitation issues. Tracy honed her skills early in her career as a Law Clerk for an Appellate Court Justice where she was responsible for researching and assisting in drafting legal opinions.
In addition to her civil appeals and strategic responsibilities as the firm, Ms. Robb relies on her analytical mindset and accounting background to direct the firm’s business and financial management activities on a day to day basis. Ms. Robb is also active in the legal community and served on the Illinois Supreme Court’s Committee on Character and Fitness from 2006 to 2016. She has been recognized by her colleagues as a Leading Lawyer and a Super Lawyer.
- Illinois, 1993
- Chicago Bar Association
- Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness, 2006 – 2016
- Illinois Super Lawyers – Civil Appellate, 2021
- Leading Lawyer – Civil Appellate, 2019 – 2020 (Law Bulletin Publishing Co.)
- Chicago Lawyer Magazine – Top Women Lawyers, 2019 – 2020 (Thomson Reuters)
AcademicsJ.D. IIT-Kent College of Law, 1992 B.S. Accounting, Mundelein College (now Loyola University), 1988
- Santiago v. E.W. Bliss, 2012 IL 111792 (Illinois Supreme Court) Plaintiff’s original complaint filed under fictitious name without leave of court was not per se null and void, such that amended complaint filed under plaintiff’s legal name could not relate back, for limitations purposes.
- Roach v. Union Pacific Railroad, 2014 IL App (1st) 132015 (Illinois Appellate Court) Verdict for Plaintiff in the amount of $1,589,000 sustained on defendant’s appeal alleging improper pre-trial disclosure.
- Confidential, obtained $5,000,000 release of judgment against firm’s clients in a fraud claim against a major financial institution, 2014.
- Williams v. Leonard, 2017 IL App (1st) 172045, appeal denied 98 N.E.3d 36 (Table) (Illinois Appellate Court) Defendant is not entitled to a substitution of judge as of right upon the refiling of a voluntarily dismissed case where the trial court previously made substantive rulings.
- Lesanche v. Troy, 2017 IL App (1st) 170271-U, appeal denied 98 N.E.3d 39 (Table) (Illinois Appellate Court) Trial Court remitted $12,300,000 verdict by $5,000,000. Defendant appealed seeking to further reduce Plaintiff’s award. Plaintiff cross-appealed and the appellate court reinstated the original verdict finding the trial judge erred in entering remittitur.
- Milewski v. Dederowski, DDS., 2019 IL App (1st) 181336-U (Illinois Appellate Court) Verdict for plaintiff reinstated upon appeal reversing the trial court’s judgment nov.
- Hill v. City of Chicago, 2020 IL App (1st) 191587-U (Illinois Appellate Court) Summary judgment in favor of the City finding there to be a genuine issue of material fact as to whether the defendant police officer was executing and enforcing the law and whether his conduct rose to the level of wilful and wanton.