Stacey Feeley Cavanagh
Stacey Feeley Cavanagh is a partner at Cavanagh Law Group. Stacey specializes her practice in medical malpractice, product liability, negligence and wrongful death cases. Stacey is a former partner at Ungaretti & Harris in Chicago, where she defended corporations in cases involving product liability and mass tort litigation as well as commercial litigation. Prior to joining Ungaretti, Stacey worked for a prominent insurance defense firm, Williams & Montgomery, defending insurance companies in catastrophic injury and death cases.
Stacey's prior experience representing corporations and insurance companies has afforded her a unique perspective in representing plaintiffs who have suffered serious injury or death. Specifically, Stacey spent years representing a large medical device manufacturer as part of the national defense team for hundreds of latex glove product liability suits filed against the company and consolidated in multi-district litigation. In addition to the latex glove cases, Stacey represented other medical device manufacturers in numerous cases involving their products which resulted in serious injury and death. From this experience, Stacey has an in-depth understanding as to how medical device manufacturers approach and defend their cases. She has been able to use her knowledge and experience to better represent plaintiffs who have been injured as a result of manufacturers' negligence.
While defending insurance companies, Stacey handled nearly every type of injury case including those involving automobile liability, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction liability, and bus, truck and train liability. She had the opportunity to see first-hand how insurance companies evaluate and choose to defend suits filed against them. Now that Stacey has switched her practice to solely representing plaintiffs who have been catastrophically injured or killed, she is able to anticipate the insurance companies' strategies and maximize plaintiffs' recoveries.
Stacey earned a B.A. in English from Boston College in 1992. She graduated from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1995 where she received the American Jurisprudence Awards for both Conflicts of Law and Advanced Legal Research. Stacey is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Women's Bar Association and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
Areas of Practice
- Medical Malpractice
- Product liability
- Negligence and Wrongful Death Cases
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
- Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
- J.D. - 1995
- Honors: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards in Conflicts of Law and Advanced Legal Research
- Boston College
- B.A. - 1992
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Chicago Bar Association, Member
- American Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association, Member
- Women's Bar Association, Member
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member