Heather focuses her practice at KGG on commercial and general civil litigation, along with subrogation. She came to KGG with extensive and broad practice experience, having worked in the areas of family law, criminal law, and juvenile law for both small private law firms and several county State’s Attorney’s Offices. She has experience negotiating contracts, drafting ordinances, and evaluating Freedom of Information Act issues.
After obtaining her associates degree from Rock Valley College in 2005, Ms. Darsie went on to obtain her bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University in German Language and Literature in 2007 and then her her juris doctor from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 2011. She also completed several courses in history at the graduate level, honing both her research and writing skills, which serve her well in her legal career. She hopes to one day complete her Masters in Early Modern History.
Ms. Darsie has tried numerous cases before both judges and juries, as well as arguing many motions at hearings. She has drafted motions and memos in both criminal and civil cases, addressing a broad spectrum of legal issues. She is also an adjunct professor at Northern Illinois College of Law, teaching Lawyering Skills in Spring 2023.
Heather has not abandoned her passion for history with her success as a lawyer, but instead has artfully integrated both. She is an author who has published several books and articles regarding English royalty and nobility of the Renaissance period, including “Thomas Cromwell’s Influence on the Laws of England: A Basic Review of the English System and Reforms in the Early 16th Century and the Rise of the Act of Attainder,” published in the Northern Illinois University Law Review in Spring 2019. The Tudor Dynasty podcast that she co-hosts is regularly in the Top 100 history podcasts in the U.S. She also has been elected as an Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Heather is proficient in German and is conversational in French and Spanish as well.
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2011
- U.S. Tax Court, 2011
- Illinois, 2011
- Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois
- J.D. – 2011
- Northern Illinois University
- B.S. – 2007
- Rock Valley College
- A.A. – 2005
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Will County Bar Association
- Royal Historical Society, Associate Fellow