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. She currently serves on the Local Government Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association as their newsletter editor. She has previously co-chaired the Local Government Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and served on various committees of the Legacy Project, which works to advance women in local government.
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. Yordana lives in Woodridge with her husband, son and daughter.
- “Safe T Act and Trailer Bill: How it Impacts Local Governments,” presented separately to Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations (Fall 2021)
- Social Media, Public Speech, and the First Amendment, Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association Institute and PR Council of Lake County (Nov. 2018 and Sept. 2020).
- 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.