Providing Peace Of Mind

Madeline F Kelleher

Madeline F. Kelleher

  • Attorney


Madeline demonstrates kindness and compassion within her work, always leaving a positive impact on her clients. As a member of the Employment Law Group, Madeline represents her clients in cases dealing with a variety of employment-related matters, including executive contracts and compensation, hiring and terminating employees, restrictive covenants and trade secret protection, defense of employment claims, and general employment counseling. As a member of the Estate Planning Group, Madeline is focused on helping clients create comprehensive estate plans utilizing wills, trusts, tax planning, and other estate planning tools to help protect her clients’ assets. Her strength as a litigator is in her ability to understand the process of civil defense litigation in the fields of torts, contracts, employment, and premise liability. She works closely with each client to understand their unique needs and goals, and creates personalized solutions that ensure their wishes are carried out.

Growing up as the eldest of eight girls, Madeline is well-versed in collaboration, leadership, multitasking, mediation, and argument. Today, she implements these strengths to do everything within her power to obtain the best results for her clients.


  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2020
  • University of Illinois
    • B.A. - 2017

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Illinois Bar Association - Member
  • Chicago Bar Association - Member
  • MBBI - Rising Star Leadership Committee Member

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Podcasts + Webinars

  • “Serving Up Changes: DOL’s New Wage Thresholds + FTC’s Final Rule on Non-Competes” Webinar, Featured Speaker | 2024
  • “The Power of Phantom Equity” Webinar, Featured Speaker | 2024
  • MBBI Event: "Leveraging the Human Side of Deal Making" Feb 2024 Panelist
  • Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce Educational Program: "New 2024 Employment Laws & Issues You Need to Know" | Feb 2024 Featured Speaker
  • "Navigating Paid Leave Compliance" Webinar Featured Speaker | 2023
  • "Brewing Up New Thresholds for Federal Exempt Employee Classifications" Webinar Featured Speaker | 2023
  • "Delivering the IL Day & Temporary Labor Services Act Changes" Webinar Featured Speaker | 2023
  • “Digesting the IL Paid Leave for All Workers Act” Webinar Featured Speaker | 2023
  • “Safety in Every Bite: A Lunchtime Guide to OSHA Compliance” Webinar Featured Speaker | 2023
  • “The NLRB's New Menu: Time to Change the Recipe for Your Severance + Confidentiality Agreements” Webinar Featured Speaker | 2023
  • “Employee or Independent Contractor?” Webinar Featured Speaker | 2023