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.


  • John Marshall Law School
    J.D. | 2020

  • University of Illinois
    B.A. | 2017


  • Recognized in the 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America

  • Rising Star Honoree | 2024

    Recognized in the 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in AmericaRising Star 2024 Badge

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association | Member

  • Illinois Bar Association | Member

  • Chicago Bar Association | Member

  • MBBI | Rising Star Leadership Committee Member

Speaking Engagements

  • 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

Podcasts + Webinars

Rising Star

WEBINAR: The Power of Phantom Equity

Madeline F. Kelleher, Andrew J. Kelleher, Jr., Keith A. Zerman | April 17, 2024

Navigating Paid Leave Compliance in 2024

Andrew J. Boling, Madeline F. Kelleher | Dec. 20, 2023

WEBINAR: Brewing Up New Thresholds for Federal Exempt Employee Classifications

Andrew J. Boling, Madeline F. Kelleher | Nov. 8, 2023