Staci Holthus is a business and commercial transactions attorney with an interest in school law and civil litigation.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Hinshaw in 2017, Staci was a summer associate with the firm. In law school, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia—one of the most esteemed public defender offices in the country—selected Staci for its summer legal clerkship program. There, she worked with special education advocate attorneys in the Civil Legal Services Division to ensure the educational needs of court-involved youth were being met. Staci also clerked at the Chicago Board of Education Law Department, where she argued before administrative hearing officers on behalf of the Board of Education in traditional labor law and employee dismissal cases.   

During law school, Staci served as the chapter leader of her school's American Constitution Society. She also competed on the Family Law and National Moot Court Competition Teams.  In 2016, Staci was the National Moot Court Competition Regional Champion and awarded Best Oral Advocate. She also received CALI Awards for the highest grade in Legal Writing II, Advocacy, and Advanced Writing for Illinois Litigation, and served as a teaching assistant for First-Year Legal Writing.

Before embarking on her legal career, Staci taught mathematics at a public charter school in Washington, D.C., where she led 90% of students to achieve proficiency on the District's annual standardized test in her first year of teaching.

Hinshaw Publications

Community/Civic Activities

  • Loyola University Chicago Undergraduate Moot Court Team, Assistant Coach
  • Jessup International Moot Court Competition, US Midwest Regional Administrator

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2017

M.A., Teaching Secondary Mathematics, American University, 2012

B.A., Political Science, Loyola University of Chicago, 2010