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I am a litigation associate at Rapoport Law Offices pecializing in personal injury cases including construction negligence, products liability, medical malpractice, premises liability and trucking liability. I have extensive courtroom experience and have tried numerous cases to verdict - all of which have resulted in positive outcomes for my clients.    


 


I am actively involved in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association where I am a founding chair of the ITLA Young Lawyers Division.  Additionally, I am a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and currently serve as an editor of the WBAI Newsletter. 


 


I was named a 2014, 2015 and 2016 Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star - a distinction that is limited to 2.5% of attorneys in the state. I was also named a 2015 Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Magazine. 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 100%

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  • John Fenley

    I have known Melanie for many years and know she does an outstanding job representing her clients. I have felt very comfortable referring clients to her because I know she will do a great job representing them.

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  • Kathryn Lynn Conway

    Melanie is a tenacious advocate for her clients. She is a smart, organized, and efficient litigator. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

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Contact info

Rapoport Law Offices, PC

20 N Clark
Ste. 3500
Chicago, IL, 60602

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201105/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Emerging LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRapoport Law Offices, PC2016 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Women's Bar Association of IllinoisMember2011 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2011 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Illinois)Construction Negligence2014
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Illinois)Limitations2014
ITLA Medical Malpractice Trial NotebookSettlement2014
ITLA Medical Malpractice Trial NotebookSettlement2013
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Purdue UniversityHistory, Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2008