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Megan Lafata


Megan earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa and began working as a law clerk with a prominent DuPage County law firm specializing in local prosecutions, criminal defense, and family law. She was then admitted to Northern Illinois University College of Law where she discovered her passion for litigation through participating in the American Lawyer's Association Moot Court Competition as well as an internship at the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office. 

After graduating from Northern Illinois University College of Law, Megan began her legal career as an Assistant State's Attorney in DuPage County. Megan's hard work and ambition facilitated her advancement through the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office. She worked her way from traffic and misdemeanor prosecutions to felony trial and narcotics prosecution, handling a litany of cases including but not limited to petty traffic offenses, DUI, battery, domestic battery, orders of protection, theft, retail theft, burglary, robbery, armed robbery, and attempted murder. During her seven years at the State's Attorney's Office Megan was responsible for thousands of criminal cases and tried well over one hundred cases to verdict. This invaluable experience provides Megan with the unique opportunity to evaluate each case from the perspective of a prosecutor in order to aggressively advocate for her clients in the courtroom. 

Upon leaving the State's Attorney's Office, Megan moved on to practice civil litigation at a premier insurance defense law firm in Chicago. There, Megan's case load consisted of issues involving breach of contract, negligence, premises liability, construction litigation, car accidents, and medical malpractice.

Megan is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Federal Court in the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois. When she is not advocating for her clients, Megan enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, and White Sox baseball. 

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  • Hard Working

    Megan is a  hard working attorney that will not back down from any problem. Megan knows the law and has a unique ability to communicate that in court as well as lay people. As a former prosecutor, Megan is not scared to take cases to hearing or trial. She will be most prepared atrorney in the cou...
  • Most Dependable

    Most dependable people in law I know. I had the benefit of knowing Megan Lafata most of her life. This is the type of person you want representing you.
  • Great Attorney

    Megan is a great attorney to work with. She fights for her clients and is always honest about what to expect. Highly recommend.
  • Genuine Respect

    Lafata Law displays genuine respect with a diligent effort to address your individual situation. As a client, you can expect a clear, direct assessment of your case; no smoke and mirrors to confuse you at a vulnerable time. Knowing her personally and professionally, I'm confident in recommending ...
  • Best Choice I've Made

    The best choice I've made. Megan listened and executed her job. I was informed on how things should go and that gave me a relaxed feeling. Thank you Megan!
  • Highly Recommended

    I would Highly recommend Megan Lafata. I hired her to represent me for a domestic battery charge. She made me feel very comfortable discussing my case and the charges that were brought against me. She never once judged me, She handled my case with professionalism and compassion for what I was goi...

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