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Meaghan Clayton

"No one succeeds alone. Never walk alone in your future paths."

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Key Service Areas

  • Human Resource and Employment Law
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation Services

616.233.5136

Legal Assistant - Robin Takens

About Meaghan

What types of legal issues do you help individuals and businesses resolve?

As an employment litigator, I help employers resolve a wide variety of legal issues that arise out of the work relationship. Such issues include complaints of discrimination or harassment from current or former employees, and claims for unpaid wages. I also assist employers with navigating the ever-changing landscape of state and local employment laws and preparing personnel policies and employee handbooks.

What sets you apart from other lawyers in your practice field?

I began my career as a judicial clerk and was fortunate to work in both state and federal courts and trial and appellate courts. That experience gave me insight into all angles of litigation from the court’s perspective early in my career, which in turn has helped me understand the risks of litigation at each stage in the process.

What did you learn in your first year of practice that you still utilize today?

To listen. Resolving disputes and solving problems requires understanding the client’s goals and what is really at stake. And listening is the first step in achieving that understanding. Listening is also an invaluable skill in litigation. You can’t know the next question to ask if you haven’t listened to the answer to the prior one.

Education

UIC Law (formerly The John Marshall Law School), J.D. cum laude, 2006

Northern Illinois University, M.A., 2003

Queen's University, B.A., 2000

Q: If you weren't a lawyer, what would you be?

A:

If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be a designer.

Associations

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

Minnesota Women Lawyers - Pay Equity Initiative

Bar Admission

Illinois

Minnesota

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Awards and Recognition

Order of John Marshall

Francis D. and Corinne S. Morrissey Award in Professional Responsibility

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