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Megan McGrath

Title/s:  Adjunct Faculty

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About

Megan is an accomplished trial attorney from her years as an Assistant State's Attorney in the Civil Actions Bureau for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago Department of Law. Megan tried over ten jury trials in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, representing the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff's Office in a variety of civil rights matters including police shootings, alleged unlawful search and seizure, false arrest, excessive force, and other injury claims. While at the City of Chicago, Megan specialized in cases alleging injury caused by municipal policies.  Megan also advised and represented other Cook County departments, including the Department of Revenue and Cook County Officers Electoral Board, in complex litigation matters. In so doing, she successfully argued a case before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Megan uses this experience to serve as an instructor for Intensive Trial Practice and has also been a guest lecturer for Evidence. Megan is on the faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy as an instructor for its Building Trial Skills course.  In 2014, while an associate at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Megan received the Northern District of Illinois' Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service. She is also a Peer Mentor for the Lawyers' Assistance Program in Chicago.

Degrees

BA, Notre Dame, 1996
JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2006