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Tracy A. McGonigle
Being a horse enthusiast her entire life and overall animal lover, Tracy has always known she wanted to defend animals, pets, and the owners of those pets. Animal rights and welfare are a top priority of Tracy’s and she has helped countless individuals throughout McHenry County as well as elsewhere. She is fully aware of how important and special people and their pet’s relationships are, her overwhelming passion for animals, pours into her passion for defending any individual looking for her guidance. Tracy’s Animal Law practice includes representing individuals at administrative hearings and in appeals from Dangerous Dog Proceedings throughout Illinois; representing individuals in civil actions under the Humane Care for Animals Act; ownership disputes, Replevin actions, declaratory judgment actions and bailment or Innkeepers Act actions, as well as lecturing at speaking engagements.
Tracy first attended Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1990, and graduated with High Honors, later she went on to DePaul University College of Law, Chicago in Illinois and received her J.D. in 1993. Tracy was admitted to the Illinois Bar and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois in 1993 and was also admitted by Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Tracy approaches each client differently, but its her understanding of the client’s needs that stay consistent. She knows that laying out all the options and presenting the clearest and most concise path is the best approach, avoiding confusion is a main goal of Tracy’s.
Besides just law pertaining to animals, Tracy is very involved with social justice and practices in Appellate practice which includes criminal and civil appeals. Her property and real estate practice includes representing buyers and sellers in residential real estate closings, zoning, residential and commercial transactions, contract drafting and negotiations. Her non-profit practice includes advising non-profits on all organizational issues. Tracy also lectures regionally on non-profit 501(c)(3) law.