Associates

Meagan P. VanderWeele

Chicago, IL (312) 422-9965 V card Print bio

General Info

Industries

Education

J.D., DePaul University College of Law, magna cum laude, 2014

  • Editor-in-Chief, DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal
  • Member, Order of the Coif
  • Dean’s List
  • Recipient of Merit Scholarship
  • Janet D. Steiger Fellow, Tennessee Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Advocacy & Protection Division
  • Recipient of CALI Awards for Academic Excellence
B.A., University of Michigan, 2011

Awards

  • Illinois Super Lawyer (2020)

Admissions

Illinois, 2014

Overview

Meagan P. VanderWeele is an associate at Donohue Brown. She concentrates her practice in professional negligence, product liability, and commercial litigation defense.

Ms. VanderWeele joined the firm following her graduation magna cum laude from DePaul University College of Law in 2014. Upon graduation, she was elected to the Order of the Coif. At DePaul, Ms. VanderWeele served as Editor-in-Chief of the DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal and a legal writing teaching assistant. She earned four CALI awards for Excellence in Legal Analysis, Writing & Communication II and II, Illinois Civil Procedure, and Civil Rights. During her third year, Ms. VanderWeele served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Justice Anne M. Burke of the Illinois Supreme Court. In September 2013, Ms.VanderWeele authored “In re Atm Fee Litigation: Ninth Circuit Uses Illinois Brick to Build a High Wall for Indirect Purchasers, 12 DePaul Bus. & Comm. L.J. 121 (Fall, 2013).

Ms. VanderWeele graduated with honors earning her BA in Political Science and Sociology, with a minor in Women’s Studies, at the University of Michigan in 2011.

Experience

Meagan P. VanderWeele is an associate at Donohue Brown. She concentrates her practice in professional negligence, product liability, and commercial litigation defense.

Ms. VanderWeele joined the firm following her graduation magna cum laude from DePaul University College of Law in 2014. Upon graduation, she was elected to the Order of the Coif. At DePaul, Ms. VanderWeele served as Editor-in-Chief of the DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal and a legal writing teaching assistant. She earned four CALI awards for Excellence in Legal Analysis, Writing & Communication II and II, Illinois Civil Procedure, and Civil Rights. During her third year, Ms. VanderWeele served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Justice Anne M. Burke of the Illinois Supreme Court. In September 2013, Ms.VanderWeele authored “In re Atm Fee Litigation: Ninth Circuit Uses Illinois Brick to Build a High Wall for Indirect Purchasers, 12 DePaul Bus. & Comm. L.J. 121 (Fall, 2013).

Ms. VanderWeele graduated with honors earning her BA in Political Science and Sociology, with a minor in Women’s Studies, at the University of Michigan in 2011.

Plaintiff v. Defendant Supportive Living Facility

06/24/2019

Client:

Defendant Supportive Living Facility

Outcome:

Appellate Court Victory

Plaintiff v. Infectious Disease Physician

04/11/2019

Client:

Defendant Infectious Disease Physician

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Plaintiff v. Infectious Disease Physician

04/11/2019

Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Plaintiff v. Defendant Divorce Attorney

10/18/2018

Client:

Defendant Divorce Attorney

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Plaintiff v. Defendant Anesthesiologist

06/19/2018

Client:

Defendant Anesthesiologist

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Plaintiffs v. Defendant Attorney

09/26/2017

Client:

Defendant Attorney

Outcome:

First District Affirmed Circuit Court’s Dismissal

Plaintiff V. Defendant Attorney

09/26/2017

Client:

Defendant Attorney

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Williams v. Defendant Physician and Professional Corporation

12/07/2016

Client:

Defendant Physician and Professional Corporation

Outcome:

Appellate court affirmed judgment entered on jury verdict

Highlights

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

Presentations

Meagan P. VanderWeele is an associate at Donohue Brown. She concentrates her practice in professional negligence, product liability, and commercial litigation defense.

Publications

“In re Atm Fee Litigation: Ninth Circuit Uses Illinois Brick to Build a High Wall for Indirect Purchasers, 12 DePaul Bus. & Comm. L.J. 121 (Fall, 2013).

Off the court

“In re Atm Fee Litigation: Ninth Circuit Uses Illinois Brick to Build a High Wall for Indirect Purchasers, 12 DePaul Bus. & Comm. L.J. 121 (Fall, 2013).

Personal Information/Pro bono work

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