Marykay Foy comes to the Clinic after serving as a prosecutor for 19 years in the State’s Attorney Office of Lake County. During the last five years of her tenure, she was assigned to the Felony Domestic Violence Division. She is the Past President of the Jefferson Inn, an American Inns of Court (AIC), where she continues to serve on the Board of Directors. In addition, she was also the President of the Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County, where she continues to serve on the Board. Previously, Foy was an active member of the Lake County Bar Association. She has also served on the Executive Board of A Safe Place as Secretary and Vice-President.
“Marykay is a critical addition to our team as we strive to provide a Domestic Violence program that will assist victims of domestic violence with a full range of services that can address the ever-growing needs of victims and work to prevent violence even if it has not occurred yet,” said Susan Shulman, Executive Director of the Clinic. “She brings expertise, depth of knowledge, relationships with our partner agencies, and a passion for the cause that will serve our clients and communities well.”
Foy attended Loyola University, Chicago School of Law, interning at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, the U.S. Federal Prosecutor’s Office and the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. Prior to this, she worked for 20 years in the insurance industry working in commercial and professional liability insurance markets after graduating from Marquette University.