Melanie K. Fairman

Melanie K. Fairman

Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Phone:
888-837-3275 (Toll Free)
312-781-1977
Fax:
312-853-2187
Email:
Melanie K. Fairman practices in all areas of personal injury law on behalf of plaintiffs, with an emphasis on medical malpractice, products liability, vehicular collisions and general negligence.  One hundred percent of her practice is devoted to litigation, including both trial and appellate work.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Assault and Battery
  • Car Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Inadequate Security/Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Train Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Arbitrations
  • Dram Shop Actions
  • Vaccine Act Cases
  • Legal Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1994
  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2010

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. cum laude - 1994
    • Honors: National Mock Trial Team
    • Honors: National Moot Court
  • The George Washington University
    • B.A. cum laude - 1990
    • Honors: Golden Key Club, a university honor society
    • Honors: Beta Alpha Psi, an accounting honor society
    • Major: Accounting

Honors and Awards

  • Loyola University Leadership and Service Award
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Practice/Advocacy
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Appellate Advocacy
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Moot Court (Spring 1994)
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Moot Court (Spring 1992)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1994 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association , Member, 1994 - Present
  • The Chicago Bar Association , Member, 1994 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association, Member, 1994 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1995 - Present
  • Decalogue Society, Member, 1994 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1997 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Loyola University of Chicago School of Law National Mock Trial Team Coach, 1997 ? 2000

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Beta Alpha Psi