MTurnerwoolleyMeredith Turner-Woolley

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F. 312.604.2743
mturner-woolley@hsplegal.com
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Meredith Turner-Woolley is an Associate with Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. She practices in the areas of medical malpractice defense and family law. She joined the firm in 2012.

Meredith’s medical malpractice defense practice involves the defense of physicians, nurses, and hospitals in birth trauma and wrongful death cases. Her background in crisis intervention, psychology and sociology provides her with insight into the stresses faced by patient care professionals and patients alike, offering her a unique advantage in defending these challenging cases.

Meredith additionally represents both Spanish and English speaking clients in all aspects of family law including divorce, custody, parentage, adoption and child support matters. She values strong attorney-client relationships built on trust and responsive communication. Meredith offers practical guidance while empowering her clients to identify and work towards their litigation goals.

Meredith graduated cum laude from The John Marshall Law School. During law school, she strengthened her skills in family law through her work as a family law intern with Cabrini Green Legal Aid and as an extern with the Honorable Judge Thomas J. Kelley in the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Before beginning her legal career, Meredith worked primarily as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence. In this capacity, she provided crisis intervention to families, as well as community prevention and support programs focused on family violence. She has successfully completed the Illinois 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training as well as the Illinois Victim Assistance Academy.

EDUCATION

  • The John Marshall Law School (J.D. 2013)

    • cum laude
    • — Member, The John Marshall Law Review
    • — Edward T. Lee Scholar
    • — Herzog Scholar
    • — Phi Delta Phi

  • Earlham College (B.A. 2007)

    • — College and Departmental Honors
    • — Phi Beta Kappa

ADMISSIONS

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Illinois (2013)

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

  • Named a 10 Best Attorney by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2016).

  • Named a Rising Star in Illinois by Super Lawyers (2018-2019).

  • Named a Rising Star by the National Immigrant Justice Center (2017).

 MEMBERSHIPS / ASSOCIATIONS

LEGAL

  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association

SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Costly Mistakes via Email, Advocate Healthcare Continuing Education (March 24, 2016).

  • Emergency Department Treatment of the Psychiatric Patient, Advocate Healthcare Continuing Education (July 30-31, 2015).

  • Unaccompanied Immigrant Children and the Role of Illinois Courts, DLA Piper (January 27, 2017).

  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Predicate Orders, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (April 3,2017).

  • Immigration and Family Law Relief for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children, Kane County Judicial Center (August 31, 2017).

  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Chicago Bar Association, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee (October 20, 2018).

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Assisting Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Today” Bar Briefs, published by the Kane County Bar Association (October 2017).

  • “It Takes a Village of Attorneys: Screening for Relief from Deportation for Juveniles” CBA Record (February-March 2019).