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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.

April 2014

Lombard Law Firm Hires Experienced Criminal Attorney

Lombard criminal lawyer Margaret O’Connell Lombard law firm A. Traub & Associates is pleased to announce the addition of criminal defense and family law attorney Margaret M. O'Connell to the team. O’Connell brings a wide array of legal experience to the firm.

O’Connell focuses her practice on criminal defense, family law, traffic and expungement law. She is also a Guardian ad litem for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit. Prior to joining A. Traub & Associates, O’Connell worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney in DuPage County. During this time she prosecuted cases involving domestic violence, child abuse, felony crimes and misdemeanors. Additionally, O’Connell spent time as Senior Assistant Attorney General, where she prosecuted cases in the Criminal Trials Assistance Bureau throughout Illinois.

January 2014

A. Traub and Associates Announces Expansion with New Office

Posted by Illinois Lawyer Now

On January 13, 2014, A. Traub and Associates relocated their office space from downtown Lombard into an office building located at 100 West 22nd Street, Suite 150 Lombard, IL. The law firm represents numerous children with their Guardian Ad Litem work. "We are most excited about providing special amenities through our children’s meeting room," said senior attorney Chantelle Porter. The children’s room will be kid friendly and welcoming in design with playful colors and children sized tables and chairs. Principal Angel Traub added, "It allows us to meet with the children we represent on their level; making them feel more comfortable in tough situations is our goal."

October 2013

DuPage Association of Women Lawyers President Chantelle Porter honored ISBA presidents at an October luncheon.

July 2013

Lombard Family Lawyer Chantelle Porter Named 30th President of DuPage Association of Women Lawyers

DuPage County family law attorneyAttorney Chantelle Porter, senior associate at A. Traub & Associates, was recognized at the June DuPage Association of Women Lawyers (DAWL) annual installation banquet. Elected base on her leadership abilities, advocacy, and professionalism, Ms. Porter precedes her new position as president serving as a DAWL Board of Directors member third, second, and first vice president.

In 2008, Porter was hired by Angel Traub as an associate attorney for A. Traub & Associates. Traub’s former DAWL presidency and passion for the organization drew Porter to become an active member.

December 2013

A. Traub & Associates presented the What Not To Wear To Court Fashion Show at the DCBA New Lawyer Committee Workshop.

February 2008

DCBA Brief "Problems for Females in the Juvenile Justice System: What is Happening and What Can Be Done?", by Chantelle Porter and Mark A. Perlaky, Originally published in the DCBA Brief, Vol. 20 (2007-08).

January 2008

DCBA Director's Award

Angel M. Traub and Chantelle Porter receive a Board of Director’s Award for Outstanding Service to the DuPage County Bar Association.

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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