Diana H. Psarras

Shareholder

Litigation is always stressful for clients, regardless of whether they are the person suing or being sued. I strive to achieve the best results for my client with the least amount of stress and worry possible.

My Background

Throughout my education, I discovered that the strengths that had served me so well as the middle child of five siblings could actually shape my professional life. The early appeal of public speaking, debate and defending the underdog only grew with time. When I got to college and thought about what I wanted to do with my life, it occurred to me that I could actually spend my life doing what I did best. So I went to law school and became a litigator.

Having been a litigator for the past twelve years, I have had the opportunity to represent a diverse group of clients in both state and federal courts on claims involving:

  • commercial disputes
  • breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • shareholder and member buy-outs
  • commercial contracts
  • restrictive covenants
  • commodities transactions
  • mortgage and mechanic’s lien foreclosures
  • bankruptcy adversary proceedings
  • estate and trust litigation.

The common thread through all my cases is my passion and commitment to fighting for and defending my clients’ legal rights.

I have tried numerous jury and bench trials and have no hesitation about taking a case to trial and investing the time and effort it takes to achieve successful results. I cannot be intimated by my opponents and have gone toe-to-toe with “big law” on many cases. However, I also recognize that oftentimes settlement is, in fact, the best option and business decision a client can make. In those instances, I make every effort to resolve the case on terms that work for my client and allow them to move on and conduct business as usual.

I feel at home in a firm that genuinely cares for their clients and gets to know them as people and learns the intricacies of their businesses. While my job is to litigate, it is not my client’s. Litigation is most often an unwanted interference in a client’s business and life. Part of my job is to take the stress of the litigation off of my client’s shoulders and put it on my own. My goal is to achieve the best results possible with the least amount of interference in a client’s daily life.

In 2014, I joined RSP’s Management Committee as its first female member. Through the committee, I also spend my time dealing with the business of the practice of law. I also oversee and manage our law student research program and mentor associate attorneys.

My Education

DePaul University College of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 2004

DePaul University, B.A., History and Religious Studies, with Honors, 2000

Admissions

Illinois, 2004U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2004

Memberships

Chicago Bar Association Hellenic Bar Association Professional Women’s Club of Chicago
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