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KWF
Business Owner
Employment

I had the pleasure of working with Deane and Margaret during a very difficult time in my career. Both of them made it more bearable by responding to emails quickly and keeping me well informed of all the processes that took place, as well as my options. I highly recommend working with them both and have referred several individuals to them. Hopefully I never need an employment attorney again, but if I do, I will surely return here.

Margaret Truesdale

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Margaret Truesdale is an Associate at Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. Ms. Truesdale represents clients in state and federal court in a broad range of complex litigation matters, with a concentration in the areas of civil rights, constitutional litigation, false claims act litigation, and labor and employment. She joined the firm in 2020.

Ms. Truesdale served as a law clerk for the Honorable Diane S. Sykes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Truesdale represented companies in complex commercial litigation at Eimer Stahl LLP.

Ms. Truesdale graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where she served as the Senior Notes Editor on the Northwestern University Law Review, participated in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions, and founded the first law school chapter of the Collaboration for Justice, a systemic justice reform group. During law school, Ms. Truesdale interned at the Federal Defender Program in Chicago, and worked as a research assistant, supervising the translation of academic articles on juries from English to Spanish.

Prior to law school, Ms. Truesdale taught Spanish immersion first grade in Phoenix, Arizona as a Teach for America core member and provided English instruction to public school children in Madrid, Spain.

Ms. Truesdale is a member of the bar in Illinois.

Reviews

Star Star Star Star Star
KWF
Business Owner
Employment

I had the pleasure of working with Deane and Margaret during a very difficult time in my career. Both of them made it more bearable by responding to emails quickly and keeping me well informed of all the processes that took place, as well as my options. I highly recommend working with them both and have referred several individuals to them. Hopefully I never need an employment attorney again, but if I do, I will surely return here.


Education

Northwestern University School of Law (J.D. 2017, magna cum laude) — Order of the Coif— Senior Notes Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
Northwestern University (B.A. 2011, cum laude)

Admissions

Illinois (2017)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Western District of New York (2021)

Professional Recognition

Included on the Rising Stars list in Illinois by Super Lawyers® (2021-2022)

Memberships / Associations

Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Co-Chair, Criminal Justice Advisory Committee of Chicago Appleseed and the Chicago Council of Lawyers (2019-2022)

Presentations & Publications

How Two States Are Recovering Tens of Millions Otherwise Lost to Fraud,” by Margaret Truesdale and Charlie Wysong. (September 10, 2022)

Jury System From Scratch: Unanimity & Jury Trial Waiver in Salta, Argentina, presentation at the Law & Society Meeting, Mexico City (June 22, 2017)

Margaret Truesdale, Note, Pro-Prosecution Doctrinal Drift, 111 NW. U. L. REV. 1131 (2017).

Languages

English
Spanish
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