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Attorney Margaret M. O’Connell Runs for Circuit Court Judge in DuPage County


DuPage County divorce lawyer Margaret O'Connell

Attorney Margaret Peggy O’Connell is the Democratic candidate for Circuit Court Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit in DuPage County. Peggy has been highly recommended by the DuPage County Bar Association consistently in the past years.

The judges and support staff of the Circuit Court of the 18th Judicial Circuit of the State of Illinois are committed to serving the public by providing a fair and efficient system of justice that fosters public trust and confidence. They accomplish this mission by continually improving the facilities, programs, and services provided to the people of DuPage County.

Peggy decided to run for Circuit Court Judge in order for more women and Democrats to be represented on the DuPage County bench. She will ensure that the people of DuPage County are fully represented and will perform her duties as a judge with a comprehensive and open mind through her years of experience as a prosecutor and a private defense attorney.

Currently, Peggy is the Senior Partner at the law firm of A. Traub & Associates, Ltd. and is also a Court-certified Guardian ad Litem for DuPage County and other outlying counties. She is also Vice President of the DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

[[title]] Moves to New Office in Lombard, Illinois

New Location to Better Serve Clients in DuPage County Area

New Location to Better Serve Clients in DuPage County Area A. Traub & Associates is excited to announce that it has relocated its Lombard, Illinois, office to 200 W. 22nd St., Suite 210.

The office is between Finley Road and South Highland Avenue, about a mile east of Interstate 355 and a mile west of Yorktown Shopping Center. The new location is a block west of the firm’s previous Lombard office.

“We invite our previous clients and new clients to visit our new office,” said firm owner Angel M. Traub. “The location may be new, but we offer the same high-quality legal representation that our clients rely on. We are fortunate that we have had the growth to be able to move into a new, and bigger office space.”

Clients can call the office to schedule a consultation with one of the attorneys. The phone number for the office is still 630-426-0196.

A. Traub & Associates is a female owned and led law firm serving clients in Cook, DuPage, Kane, and Will counties. The firm offers a full array of legal services, including family law, mediation, estate planning, criminal defense, and real estate law.

[[title]] Adds Full-Time Licensed Clinical Social Worker to Staff

DuPage Family Law Attorney Chantelle Porter A. Traub & Associates is proud to announce the hiring of Breanna T., MSW, LCSW, as its staff Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She will focus on the firm’s need for social work services for its individual clients and support the firm’s broad base of representing the interests of children.

February 2016 - Lombard Family Law Firm Announces New Partner

DuPage Family Law Attorney Chantelle Porter The Lombard family law firm of A. Traub & Associates is pleased to announce that Senior Associate Chantelle A. Porter has been promoted to Partner. Porter joined A. Traub and Associates in 2008.

"Chantelle has been a phenomenal asset to A. Traub & Associates and just all in all great to have around. Her unwavering commitment to the local legal community and her clients is impressive. It was an easy decision to name Chantelle as a partner and we look forward to her success within this new role," says Principal Owner of A. Traub & Associates, Angel M. Traub.

April 2015 - Margaret O'Connell's 2015 Pro Bono Service Award

2015 Pro Bono Service Award

Congratulations to our own Margaret M. O'Connell for being awarded a 2015 Pro Bono Service Award from the DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation at the DuPage County Bar Association's Law Day celebration.

February 2015 - Lombard Family Law Attorney Named 2015 Super Lawyer

Lombard Family Law Attorney Chantelle A. Porter The Lombard law firm A. Traub & Associates is pleased to announce that Senior Associate Chantelle A. Porter has been recognized as a 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star. This year marks the fourth straight Super Lawyers recognition for Porter as she was first named a Rising Star in 2012.

Super Lawyers Rising Stars are among the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state of Illinois. Attorneys who are chosen as Super Lawyers Rising Stars are selected through a multi-phased process, which includes formal nominations, research, and peer evaluations. Every Super Lawyers candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement and the selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

June 2014 - Lombard Family Law Firm Relocates and Expands Office

Lombard Family Law Firm A. Traub & Associates Lombard family law firm A. Traub & Associates is pleased to announce they have relocated and expanded their DuPage office in order to better serve their clients’ needs.

The new Lombard law office is located at 100 W. 22nd Street Suite 150, Lombard, IL 60148. The expansion of the office included the addition of a children’s room. This child-friendly space is used as a supervised visitation room for Guardian ad Litem meetings and reunification meetings. Most recently, the children’s room was utilized to facilitate the reunification of a military father and his child.

August 2014 - Lombard Family Lawyer Appointed to Illinois State Bar Association Board of Governors

Lombard Family Lawyer Chantelle A. Porter Lombard family lawyer Chantelle A. Porter, a Senior Associate Attorney at A. Traub & Associates, has been appointed as a member-at-large to the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Board of Governors.

As a member of the Board of Governors, Porter will serve a two-year term. The 27 members on the Board of Governors oversee the operations and management of the ISBA. The Board helps ensure the association adheres to the general policies set by the member assembly. The ISBA is comprised of 33,000 members across the state of Illinois with offices in both Springfield and Chicago. The ISBA provides professional services to Illinois lawyers and legal professionals, and offers educational services to the general public through their website, brochures and distribution of legal information.

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.

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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