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Margaret M. O'Connell

DuPage County divorce lawyer Margaret O'Connell
10.0Margaret Mary O'Connell
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Phone: 847-749-4182
Fax: 630-426-0198
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Attorney Margaret M. O'Connell is a Senior Partner at the law firm of A. Traub & Associates. She assists with family law, criminal defense, traffic violations, and expungement, and she serves as a court-approved guardian ad litem (GAL) in Kane, DuPage, and Kendall Counties. She graduated from Bradley University in 1986 and received her law degree from the John Marshall Law School in 1991. Ms. O'Connell is a member of the following bar associations:

  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) (1991)
  • United States District Court, Northern District
  • United States District Court, Southern District
  • United States District Court, Central District
  • United States District Court Trial Bar, Northern District
  • United States District Court Trial Bar, Southern District
  • United States District Court Trial Bar, Central District

Ms. O'Connell was also formerly a member of the Illinois Capital Litigation Trial Bar.

Margaret served as a DuPage County Assistant State's Attorney between 1991 and 1996. During this time, she prosecuted a wide variety of cases, including misdemeanors, felonies, child abuse, and domestic violence. Between 1996 and 2003, she served as a Senior Assistant Attorney General, and she prosecuted cases throughout the state of Illinois in the Criminal Trials Assistance Bureau. Ms. O'Connell also served in the Criminal Appeals Bureau and has argued cases before multiple courts, including:

  • United States District Court
  • United States Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court (prepared a brief on behalf of numerous states in amicus curiae)
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • Illinois Appellate Court

While serving as a Senior Assistant Attorney General, Ms. O'Connell was Attorney General Jim Ryan's delegate to the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority Committee on Full Faith and Credit of Foreign Orders of Protection, and on Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation of Persons with Disabilities. She began her private practice in 2003, and she represents clients in cases involving criminal law, family law, and appellate law.

Ms. O'Connell received a Pro Bono Service Award from the DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation at the DuPage County Bar Association's Law Day events in 2015 and 2017. In 2014, she was honored with the Inspirational Woman Award presented by the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers. In 2019, she was selected as a Super Lawyer.

Seminars and Presentations

  • DuPage Association of Women Lawyers Seminar on DUI legislation and recent case law updates.
  • In 2013, Margaret presented at the DuPage County Association of Women Lawyers seminar on appellate procedure.
  • Margaret has been asked and is a member of the e-Filing Committee of the DuPage County Bar Association.
  • In 2016, Margaret presented at the DuPage County Bar Association Seminar for New Lawyers.

Other Professional Associations

  • In 2006 and 2012, Margaret was the Chairperson for the DuPage County Bar Association Appellate Law Committee.
  • In 2011, Margaret was the Vice Chairperson for the DuPage County Bar Association Appellate Law Committee.
  • Formerly, Margaret was an Executive Board Member of Educare of West Chicago and a Mentor for the DuPage County Bar Association Mentoring Program.
  • Currently, Margaret is a Board Member for Turning Pointe Autism Foundation.
  • Currently, Margaret is a Board Member for the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Illinois State Bar Association Northwest Suburban Bar Association DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association DuPage County Bar Association Illinois Association Criminal Defense Lawyers American Inns of Court DuPage Association of Woman Lawyers National Association of Woman Business Owners
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