Professional Experience

In her 22 year legal career, Hilary Denk has resolved over 250 matters and participated in over 200 formal mediations.  As Vice President for Associated Claims Enterprises, a national third party administrator, Hilary managed claims, coverage and programs in the following fields: real estate, employment practices, lawyers malpractice, and commercial liability. Hilary has over ten years experience as a litigator, coverage and probate attorney in state and federal court with an emphasis on problem solving and attention to client needs. Her education, experience and communication skills make her uniquely qualified to successfully mediate disputes in a wide range of business sectors.

Education and Awards

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN – B.A. in English –  Aquinas Scholar
Hamline University. St. Paul, MN – J.D.
Center for Conflict Resolution – Mediation Skills Training Certificate
DePaul University – Commercial Mediation Certificate
University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business – Certificate in Mission-Based Leadership and Organizational Development
Published Author in the Chicago Bar Journal CBA Record
David C. Hilliard Award for Outstanding Committee Service from the CBA Young Lawyers Section

Community Leadership

League of Women Voters – Board of Directors and past Co-President
SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recyling and Composting Education) – Board of Directors
St. Mary of Gostyn Parish – Founder and Coordinator of School Garden
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet – Board of Directors 2008-2013
Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section – Past Director, Committee Chair
Voices for Illinois Children – Past Member of Program Board
Illinois Coalition to End Homelessness – Board of Directors
Volunteer Lawyers for the Homeless – Presenter and Counsel
American Bar Association CEELI Presenter in Ukraine
Candidate for DuPage County Forest Preserve Commissioner