Practice Areas

DeAno & Scarry represents government entities, public employees, and businesses in torts and civil rights defense, employee training, civil litigation, and arbitration. To contact our offices in Wheaton or Chicago, IL, call (630) 690-2800.

Torts and Civil Rights Practice

DeAno & Scarry has extensive experience representing local government entities against tort and civil rights claims in both Illinois state and federal courts. We have represented boards of trustees, mayors, village managers, police personnel, public safety, public works, counties, and townships.

We have successfully represented municipalities, counties and townships against claims involving zoning and housing discrimination, highway and road design, roadway maintenance, repair and signage, and claims involving parks, sidewalks, sewers, and other public property.

Litigation and Appellate Practice

Our attorneys have an excellent record of results for our clients. For a list of our most recent results, visit our verdicts page. We are members of the federal trial bar in the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois, the bar of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Members of the firm also represent clients before administrative agencies such as the EEOC, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the Illinois Human Rights Commission.

Law Enforcement

Our office places a high priority on serving police officers and police departments. Please visit our law enforcement page to learn more.

Employee Training

DeAno & Scarry offers public and private sector seminars and training in the areas of sexual harassment, discrimination, civil rights, and law enforcement civil liability.

Civil Arbitration

DeAno & Scarry offers arbitration services in a wide range of civil law matters. Partner Jim DeAno is a certified arbitrator and has more than 25 years experience in civil law matters.

General Legal Services for Public Employees

We offer a wide range of general legal services to public employees. These legal services include divorce, estate planning, personal injury, criminal defense and real estate.

Contact Us

To speak with a lawyer at our firm, call (630) 690-2800, or contact a lawyer by e-mail.