M. Megan O'Malley
O'Malley & Madden, P.C.
542 So. Dearborn St., Ste. 660
Chicago Illinois 60605
M. Megan O'Malley
  • Selected as an Illinois Rising Star in the area of employment law by Law & Politics,
    as featured in Chicago Magazine
  • Immediate Past President, National Employment Lawyers Association/Illinois

Megan O’Malley, a principal and founding member of O'Malley & Madden, P.C.,  
concentrates her practice in the areas of civil rights and employment law.  Her decision to
focus exclusively in those areas is born of her unwavering commitment to eliminating
discrimination in the workplace.  Ms. O’Malley has successfully litigated hundreds of
claims on behalf of victims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.  She has also
represented numerous whistleblowers in claims against their employers for retaliatory
conduct.  She has extensive trial experience before the federal and state courts and
administrative agencies, and she has successfully argued before both the Seventh Circuit
Court of Appeals and the Illinois Appellate Court on behalf of employees.  Although, she
primarily litigates cases in court, Ms. O'Malley also routinely counsels employees through
career transitions and reviews, drafts and negotiates employment contracts, severance
negotiations, and favorable non-compete agreements.  

Ms. O’Malley currently serves as the President of the National Employment Lawyers
Association, Illinois Chapter.  She has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer and an
Illinois Rising Star in the area of employment law.  Ms. O’Malley is also a member of the
Chicago Bar Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association.  She is
licensed to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals
for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois,
and she is a member of the Federal Trial Bar.  

Ms. O'Malley is a formidable advocate for the individuals she represents, and she takes
great pride in the praise she receives from her colleagues recognizing her tremendous
commitment to her clients.  

Ms. O’Malley graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Art
History.  She received her law degree from the DePaul University College of Law, where
she received numerous awards for achieving the highest marks in several courses,
including for legal writing.  Above all else, Megan is the extremely proud mother of two
darling daughters.
Illinois Super Lawyers® Rising Star
for 2008 & 2009

Immediate Past President,