Melanie VanOverloop has earned a reputation for her tenacious representation of accident victims. An attorney at Chicago, Illinois-based Rapoport Law Offices, P.C., she practices plaintiff's personal injury law with an emphasis on medical malpractice, aviation and motor vehicle accidents, construction negligence, and defective products. Clients from throughout Cook County have benefited from her ability to communicate in the courtroom and extract settlements from responsible parties.
Ms. VanOverloop obtained a $1 million settlement for an elderly woman who died from abuse inflicted by nursing home staff. She also participated on legal teams that won settlements for injured workers. Two of those cases produced settlements in excess of $3 million for each client. In the case of a woman killed in a semitruck accident, she oversaw a victory that resulted in a $1.5 million settlement, even when the defendant tried to shift blame onto the victim.
Her accomplishments in personal injury litigation have qualified her to write for professional organizations. She authored the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education chapter on construction negligence and co-authored trial notebook chapters on settlements and limitations for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Other professional organizations that count her as a member include The Chicago Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.
Her higher education began at Purdue University, which granted her a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science. She then enrolled at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and earned a Juris Doctor in 2011. Admitted to practice in Illinois, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017
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Last Updated: 3/16/2017