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Ashleigh J. Morpeau

Ashleigh J. Morpeau

Associate
Chicago
office: 312.985.8210
fax: 312.655.1501
Overview

Ashleigh focuses her practice on litigation. She joined the firm in 2017.

Prior to joining the firm, Ashleigh was an Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. In that role, she prosecuted labor claims on behalf of the Illinois Department of Labor, gaining significant trial experience. She has experience in all stages of trial level litigation, from initial case evaluation through post-judgment collection. She has drafted complaints, argued motions and successfully obtained and defended dispositive motions on behalf of state agencies. Ashleigh has successfully tried employee disciplinary actions before administrative bodies, and has defended the appeals of the administrative decisions of state agencies in circuit court.

During law school, Ashleigh served as a volunteer mediator, facilitating settlements between contentious Cook County litigants involved in landlord-tenant and contract disputes. She was a law intern at Allstate Insurance Company and the American Civil Liberties Union. She was also a teaching assistant for both Contracts and International Business Law Negotiations.

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Service

Education

  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law
    • cum laude
      • Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy, Articles Editor
      • Diversity Coalition, Co-President, 2013-2014
  • B.A., The State University of New York at Albany
    • Political Science
    • summa cum laude
      • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Northwestern University School of Law, Black Law Students’ Alumni Association, 2016-present