Meghan J. Wood

Counsel ( Chicago )

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Bio

Meghan Wood is a seasoned and diligent litigator with experience leading teams and managing multiple aspects of more than 250 product liability cases nationwide. Clients including product manufacturers and distributors value Meghan’s skill in oral advocacy and courtroom motion practice on their behalf, as well as her outstanding organizational and communication skills.

As national counsel for a Fortune 500 company, Meghan held primary and sole responsibility over a product liability caseload of over two 250 actively litigated asbestos, toxic tort, and pharmaceutical matters filed nationwide. She personally managed the investigation, pleading, discovery, deposition, court appearance, pre-trial, trial, and resolution and settlement stages on many of these matters in jurisdictions throughout the country.

Skilled in investigations, analysis, witness preparation, and depositions, Meghan has a knack for translating complex technical, scientific, and medical concepts into concise and compelling language. Taking a strategic and business-minded approach to her practice, she is always prepared to go to trial but works closely with her clients to determine when negotiated settlements and other solutions are better options for achieving their business goals.

Meghan has represented clients in toxic tort, chemical, civil rights, insurance defense, litigation, bankruptcy, Medicare, and personal injury cases. She also played a leading role in a pro bono federal civil rights trial and has served as a volunteer mediator with the Center for Conflict Resolution.

Experience

Clerkships

Judicial Extern, 12th Judicial Circuit Court (2013)

Credentials

Education

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2015
Chicago-Kent’s Black Law Students Association, Member
Chicago-Kent’s Child and Family Law Society, President
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate, Recipient
Center for Conflict Resolution, Certified Volunteer Mediator

University of Missouri, B.A., Communication, 2012, cum laude
Dean’s Honor List, seven consecutive semesters
Outstanding Senior Award from the Communication Department

Bar Admissions

Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Memberships

Chicago Bar Association
Black Women Lawyer’s Association
ACLU

Community Service

Center for Conflict Resolution, Volunteer Mediator