Megan represents a variety of governmental bodies including cities, villages, police departments and park districts.
Megan concentrates her practice in municipal prosecutions and general civil litigation matters for municipal clients.
As Village Prosecutor for municipalities in Lake, Mc Henry, and Cook Counties, she handles the prosecution of Driving under the Influence, misdemeanor traffic violations, branch court, as well as, administrative adjudications. Megan joined the firm after serving for ten years as an Assistant State’s Attorney with Lake County and continues to work closely with law enforcement agencies and serve as a resource to clients on criminal law. As a prosecutor, Megan has tried hundreds of cases to verdict including jury and bench trials.
Megan also practices civil litigation and has successfully litigated demolition, abandonment and foreclosure cases and is active in the firm’s Zoning and Land Use practice area. Megan also works with municipal, park district and township officials and staff in drafting ordinances and resolutions, reviewing contracts and policies, drafting intergovernmental agreements, and attending board meetings as needed.
Megan is a graduate of De Paul University College of Law where she concentrated in public interest law. During law school, Megan clerked with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Felony Trial Division, and the City of Chicago’s Department of Buildings, representing the City in the Administrative Hearing process.
Prior to law school, Megan served as the Planning Liaison Manager for the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Chicago Area Transportation Study. Megan also worked as Transportation and Environmental Policy Analyst for Northwest Municipal Conference, as well as, Transportation Coordinator for West Central Municipal Conference.
- Obtained judicial deeds for over twenty abandoned properties in the Village of Round Lake Beach as part of the IHDA’s Blight Reduction Program.
- Prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases to verdict.
- Represented the Village in Youngberg v. Village of Round Lake Beach, 2017 IL App (2d) 160539, in an opinion by the Second District Appellate Court upholding the constitutionality of the Village’s ordinance related to unregistered motor vehicles on private property.
- Code Enforcement; Prosecuting Park District Ordinance Violations; IAPD Soaring to New Heights Conference, January 2018
- Use of Video Surveillance in Parks and Facilities; IAPD Soaring to New Heights Conference, January 2018
- Lesser Known Funding for Park Districts; IAPD Soaring to New Heights Conference, January 2018
- Youngberg v Village of Round Lake Beach; Lake County Bar Association October 2017
- Speed Planning; Economic Development Tools IL APA, Naperville September 2017
- Video Surveillance; How it Impacts Parks; IAPD Soaring to New Heights Conference, January 2017
- FOIA and OMA Handbook, Township Officials of Illinois, 2018
- Criminal Identification Act,” The Docket (January 2017)
- “Navigating the Abuse and Neglect System”, The Docket (February 2016)