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Margaret M. Schuchardt



Maggie currently focuses her practice on litigation involving the defense of consumer class actions, including disputes brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

She has represented clients in all phases of litigation, from dispositive motion practice to trial, and including mediation and arbitration, in a wide variety of subject matters, including insurance insolvency as well as insurance and reinsurance disputes, contract disputes, disputes arising under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), real estate matters, intellectual property matters, breaches of fiduciary duty, and the defense and settlement of class actions.

Representative matters include:

  • Representing claimants, frequently with claims in excess of $10M, against insolvent insurance companies in liquidation proceedings.
  • Representing stakeholders in insurance interpleader actions.
  • Representing defendants in class actions involving insurance coverage, mortgage loans, and alleged violations of the TCPA.
  • Representing businesses in commercial contract and business tort litigation in cases involving, inter alia, insurance policies and other insurance-related disputes, trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, copyright and trademark infringement, real estate matters, First Amendment concerns, and many other commercial disputes.


  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, cum laude
  • B.A., University of Chicago


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • State of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

  • Named, Leading Lawyer (2020-2021)

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Fun Facts — Fun Facts — Fun Facts — Fun Facts

Fun Facts — Fun Facts — Fun Facts — Fun Facts

What happened my junior year?

My junior year of high school, I was on my school’s academic decathlon team; a scandal rocked the competition that year, with our school being awarded the state title after another school confessed to cheating. The drama was such that it became the subject of a TV movie. No one played me in the movie.

What is my favorite smell?

I love the smell of legal briefs in the morning. And lilacs.

What job did I have my first year in college?

I got a job packaging dead snakes for transport.

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