Schain, Banks, Kenny & Schwartz, Ltd.
Deborah A. Ostvig

Deborah Ostvig is a trial attorney whose area of practice concentrates on civil litigation defense of school districts, park districts, municipalities, and housing authorities. Deborah recently won a directed verdict in a jury trial in Cook County and successfully brought to trial a federal employee retaliation case on behalf of an employer, receiving a “not guilty” verdict.

Deborah was formerly a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Stuart E. Palmer when he served as a Chancery Judge for Circuit Court of Cook County.

Deborah co-authored “Declaratory Judgments Before Exhausting Administrative Remedies” published in Northern Illinois University Law Review, Fall 2012 and was a contributing author for the IDC Quarterly, Featured Monograph, Tort Immunity Act, Summer 2014. Deborah was also a contributing author of “Survey of Municipal Law Cases” published by the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel in 2013 and 2014.

Practice areas:
Civil defense litigation

JD, 2005, Loyola University Chicago Law School
BA, 1998, Brigham Young University, Provo (cum laude)

Bar Admissions:
Illinois Bar, November 2005
Western District of Wisconsin, September 2008
Northern District of Illinois, December 2008
Southern District of Illinois, August 2009
Seventh Circuit, May 2011
Central District of Illinois, May 2015