Yordana Wysocki practices in the areas of civil rights and local government litigation, §1983 claims, and municipal law. She joined Hervas, Condon & Bersani, P.C. in 2008, and became a partner in 2016. In 2017, she was awarded the Litigation Award by the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association for her representation and defense of the city in Willie Pearl Burrell Trust v. City of Kankakee. She has successfully tried several cases before federal juries and has argued §1983 and First Amendment cases before the Seventh Circuit Appellate Court. Yordana received her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in May 2006 and her bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. While at Chicago-Kent, she worked as an extern with Cook County Circuit Court Judge James Henry and was an extern at the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian. She was the recipient of various awards, including the Chicago-Kent Merit Scholarship and Kent Justice Foundation Fellowship. Before joining Hervas, Condon & Bersani, P.C., Yordana was a Research Staff Attorney at the Illinois Supreme Court in Springfield.
- Social Media, Public Speech, and the First Amendment, Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association Institute (Nov. 2018).
- Reasonableness, Deliberate Indifference, and Kingsley v. Hendrickson’s Legacy, For the Defense, Vol. 58, No. 7 DRI, (July 2016).
- Balancing Jail Security with Arrestees’ Constitutional Rights in Pre-Arraignment Strip Search Cases After Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, DRI Governmental Liability Committee Newsletter, Vol. 22, Issue 1, March 22, 2016, with Michael Condon & Mike Bersani
- Civil Rights Update, Illinois Local Government Law Conference, Annual Conference (2016) with Michael Bersani