PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

SERVING CHICAGO ILLINOIS

Megan O’Connor

Attorney Megan O'ConnorAttorney

Megan O'Connor is a passionate advocate for injured people, especially foster and adoptive youth and their families. Megan's experience in handling complex issues of law, along with her passion for advocacy, has laid the foundation for her to help obtain millions of dollars of settlements and awards for clients of The Deratany Firm. Notably, Megan was second chair in a foster care abuse case that resulted in a $19.55 million settlement.

Practice Areas

  • Foster Care Abuse
  • Adoption Negligence
  • Personal Injury

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Loyola University School of Law, Chicago, IL
    • Certificate in Advocacy
    • Dean’s List
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Transnational Dispute Resolution
    • Two-time Top Oral Advocate, National Moot Court Competition for Child Welfare and Adoption Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, North Central College, Naperville, IL
    • Four-year varsity volleyball player

Personal Interests

Megan's passion for helping foster youth extends beyond the courtroom. Most recently, Megan has been named to the inaugural board of First Star at Loyola, a charity dedicated to challenging the 3% nationwide foster youth college graduation rate through innovative programs at Loyola University Chicago.

Megan has also supported and volunteered with various charities to support cancer patients and their families. As a ten-plus-year survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, she understands the emotional plight of cancer patients and their families.