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May 2014

Lombard Criminal Lawyer Earns 2014 Inspirational Woman Award

Margaret O' Connell A. Traub & Associates would like to congratulate Lombard criminal lawyer Margaret M. O'Connell on earning the 2014 Inspirational Woman Award from the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers (D.A.W.L.). This year marks the eighth year that the Inspirational Woman Award was presented to an exceptional female attorney in DuPage County.

According to D.A.W.L., The Inspirational Woman Award is presented to a female attorney who has achieved success, not only in the courtroom or in the office, but also in her life. O’Connell was presented with the award at the organization’s Annual Installation Dinner of President Elect Kiley M. Whitty. O’Connell was selected for this prestigious honor based on Board of Directors’ recommendations and membership nominations.

"We were thrilled to present Margaret O'Connell with the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers' Inspirational Woman Award this year. Margaret has devoted countless hours volunteering her time to teach and mentor newer attorneys, myself included. She is an attorney that I look up to and aspire to be like. Most notably, Margaret practices law with integrity, poise, dedication and civility and, for that, she is someone we can all learn from," says D.A.W.L President Kiley M. Whitty.

DuPage criminal defense lawyer Margaret O’Connell earned her undergraduate degree from Bradley University and graduated with her J.D. from the John Marshall Law School. In addition to D.A.W.L., O’Connell is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association and DuPage County Bar Association where she actively serves as a mentor for young attorneys. She has also presented and taught numerous legal seminars throughout DuPage County.

O’Connell focuses her legal practice on criminal defense, family law, traffic and expungement law. She is also a certified Guardian ad litem for the Eighteenth and Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Courts. Prior to joining A. Traub & Associates, O’Connell worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney in DuPage County. As an Assistant State’s Attorney she prosecuted cases involving child abuse, domestic violence, felony and misdemeanor crimes. O’Connell also worked in the Criminal Appeals Bureau and argued before the United States District Court, the United States Court of Appeals and prepared a brief on behalf of numerous states in amicus curiae in the United States Supreme Court. Additionally, O’Connell worked as Senior Assistant Attorney General, where she prosecuted cases in the Criminal Trials Assistance Bureau throughout the state of Illinois.

Lombard law firm A. Traub & Associates assists clients in DuPage County and the surrounding communities. The firm works with clients on legal issues relating to family law, estate planning, estate administration and probate, real estate, mediation, guardianship, and adoption. A. Traub & Associates is committed to working closely with clients to understand their unique circumstances with the ultimate goal of seeking the best outcome for their case. Call 630-426-0196 or fill out the online contact form to set up an initial consultation.

Illinois State Bar Association DuPage County Bar Association Northwest Suburban Bar Association American Inns of Court DuPage Association of Woman Lawyers National Association of Woman Business Owners Illinois Association Criminal Defense Lawyers DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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