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One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606


J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2014

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Editor-in-Chief, DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal
  • Member, Order of the Coif
  • Judicial Extern, Honorable Justice Anne M. Burke, Illinois Supreme Court
  • Teaching Assistant, Legal Analysis, Research & Communications
  • Janet D. Steiger Fellow, Tennessee Office of Attorney General
  • Recipient of several CALI Awards for Academic Excellence

B.A., Political Science and Sociology, Minor in Women’s Studies, 2011

  • University Honors


Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star (2019 – 2023)

Leading Lawyers Magazine, Emerging Civil Defense Lawyer (2020)

Leading Lawyers Magazine, “Emerging Women Lawyer” (2020-2021)

Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch distinction in Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2021-2024), Legal Malpractice Law (2024)


Meagan P. VanderWeele is a partner in the Chicago Office of GRSM and is a member of the Insurance Practice Group. Her practice primarily focuses on complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage and cyber security & data privacy litigation. 

Prior to joining GRSM, she worked for a premier litigation firm in Chicago specializing in professional liability defense. She has extensive experience in all phases of high-exposure and complex litigation, from initial evaluation through trial or arbitration and appeal.


  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
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