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Abby J. Clark

Abby is a member of the firm, focusing her practice on representing business owners, companies, and non-profit agencies, primarily in the areas of labor and employment law and general business disputes. She provides a full spectrum of legal services to employers and management, ranging from policy and handbook formation, to general counseling on day-to-day employment matters, to dispute resolution in the event of a workplace conflict. Abby spends a significant portion of her time defending clients in all manners of employment litigation, regularly appearing before administrative bodies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the National Labor Relations Board, as well as in federal and state courts. She has been admitted to practice, and represented clients, in courts across the country, including the United States Supreme Court, the Seventh and District of Columbia Circuit Appellate Courts, the Central and Northern District Courts of Illinois (where she is a member of the Trial Bar), and the District Court of Arizona.  Abby is licensed in both Illinois and Arizona.

Abby frequently presents on labor and employment law topics throughout the Central Illinois area, appearing at the request of community, multi-state, and industry-focused associations, such as AAIM Employers’ Association and the Society for Human Resource Management. Prior to joining Davis & Campbell, Abby served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable John J. Bowman of the Illinois Appellate Court and was in private practice at Jenner & Block LLP, one of the nation’s leading litigation firms.

Abby is an active leader in the community, including service as the past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Heart of Illinois United Way and the past President of the Junior League of Peoria.  Abby was recently named a Woman of Influence by InterBusiness Issues Magazines, was honored by WEEK as one of Peoria’s 25 Women in Leadership, and is a past recipient of the “Forty Leaders Under 40” award given by Peoria Magazines.


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S., 2001)
  • Washington University School of Law (J.D., 2004)

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Peoria, IL

401 Main Street, Suite 1600
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: (309) 673-1681
Fax: (309) 673-1690

Abby J. Clark In the News

Investigating Employee Complaints and Disciplinary Decisions – AAIM’s Employment Law Series 2020

On May 20, 2020, Attorney Abby Clark will present “Investigating Employee Complaints and Disciplinary Decisions.”  Topics covered will include: elements of an effective and legal harassment policy; conducting thorough investigations and documenting; confidentiality in the Investigation process; employee complaints and union organizing; and best practices for disciplinary actions.

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Preparing Effective Handbooks – AAIM’s Employment Law Series 2020

On October 21, 2020, Attorney Abby Clark will present on “Preparing Effective Handbooks.”  Topics covered will include: is your handbook an employment contract?; laws that impact handbooks; what every handbook should (and shouldn’t!) include; handbook best practices; and keeping your handbook fresh, relevant and accurate.

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April 11, 2013

Abby Clark presented “Performance Evaluations” for the Macomb Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Topics included productive reasons for discipline, effective coaching, and the role performance evaluations play in terminations.

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February 28, 2013

Abby Clark presented “Developments in Management Labor & Employment Law” for the Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies’ Mid-Year Meeting.  Topics included newly-issued EEOC guidance materials regarding background checks, last chance agreements, and revised FMLA regulations.

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January 2013

Abby Clark and Derek Schryer were named Members of the firm.

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January 2012

David Lubben, Rick Russo, and Abby Clark successfully enforced a client’s non-competition agreement by obtaining a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction against two former employees who had attempted to start a competing business.

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November 2011

Abby Clark was named one of Peoria’s “Forty Leaders Under 40” by InterBusiness Issues Magazines.

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Annual Human Resources Conference

Rick Russo, Abby Clark, and Derek Schryer presented at the Decatur Area SHRM Chapter’s Annual Human Resources Conference.

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August 2011

Keith Braskich, David Lubben, and Abby Clark obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in Peoria County Circuit Court for a large national brokerage firm. Stopping a team of former employees who had resigned abruptly and started working for a competing firm, Davis & Campbell successfully enforced non-solicitation provisions against the former employees, also […]

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