Stacy Bardo is the founder of Bardo Law, P.C., a consumer protection litigation firm in Chicago, Illinois. Stacy has 18 years of experience prosecuting consumer cases on the plaintiff’s side. She has been principally involved in hundreds of actions involving debt collection, identity theft, and credit reporting practices, consumer fraud and deceptive sales, warranty breaches, automobile financing, repossession, and odometer fraud complaints, mortgage servicing breaches, and specifically, violations of the federal Truth in Lending, Telephone Consumer Protection, Fair Debt Collection Practices, Electronic Funds Transfer, Fair Labor Standards, Fair Credit Reporting, and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Acts.
She has been appointed class counsel in multiple national and statewide class actions certified in Illinois, New York, California, Michigan, Minnesota, and Washington and is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Northern District of Indiana, and the Western District of Michigan, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
An active supporter of both the National Consumer Law Center and the National Association of Consumer Advocates, Stacy was a member of NACA’s Board of Directors from 2012-2018, serving two years as Co-Chair of the Board, and currently chairs NACA’s Ethics Committee. Stacy also serves as the Legislative Liaison for the Chicago Bar Association’s Consumer Law Committee and is a past Vice-Chair. She is also a longtime board member of CARPLS, a Chicago-area legal services organization which provides free hotline and courtroom help services to thousands of families every year.
Stacy is a frequent guest lecturer, serving on panels hosted by, among others, the Chicago Bar Association, the National Consumer Law Center, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the Illinois Creditors’ Bar Association, and the Lawyers’ Trust Fund of Illinois. In 2018, Stacy joined PLI’s faculty for Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics and the 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute.
A Chicago native, Stacy is a graduate of Northwestern University and Loyola University Chicago School of Law.