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Ms. McGrath is an experienced attorney concentrating in the areas of Employment Law, Family Law, Civil Litigation and Appellate Practice.  Ms. McGrath served as a clerk to Justice James A. Knecht of the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, from 1991 to 1993 and worked for the Office of Guardianship and Advocacy from 1993 to 1995.


Ms. McGrath is admitted to the Illinois Bar, the U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Illinois.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Employment / Labor: 25%
  4. Appeals: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Gina Leigh Wood

    Melissa McGrath is a highly competent and experienced trial attorney. With over 20 years of practice and having a wide and diverse breadth of knowledge in several areas of the law, her clients receive excellent consultation and representation.


    Gina Wood Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Drew Randolph Quitschau

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. McGrath is an excellent attorney and she is well known and well respected in the legal community.


    Drew Quitschau Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact info

Thomson & Weintraub

105 N Center St
Bloomington, IL, 61701-5001


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199111/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2015
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2014
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2013
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThomson & Weintraub, LLC1995 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
McLean County Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
National Employment Lawyer'sN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Robinson v. Sappington, 351 F. 3d 317 (2003)Reversed summary judgment.
Stockton v. OldenburgAffirmed
Tapley v. YWCAThe Bloomington Human Relations Commission ruled Mr. Tapley had been discriminated against by the YWCA.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Southern Illinois University Law JournalFederal Sentencing Law: Prosecutorial Discretion In Determining Departures Based on Defendant's Cooperation Violates Due Process1991
Southern Illinois University Law JournalEmployment Discrimination: Title VII Protections Under Disparate Impact Analysis Drastically Diminished?1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Illinois University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, cum laude1991
Illinois State University, Normal IllinoisPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1980