Meaghan Clayton guides her clients through a variety of labor and employment matters, including employment discrimination and labor and wage issues.

Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Meaghan was a senior law clerk for the Hon. Sharon Johnson Coleman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She managed several hundred concurrent cases covering all areas of civil and criminal law.

Personal Interests

Meaghan enjoys travel, the outdoors and supporting the arts.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Hon. Sharon Johnson Coleman, 2010-2018
Illinois Appellate Court, First District, Hon. Sharon Johnson Coleman, 2008-2010
Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Division, Hon. Deborah Mary Dooling, 2006-2008


The John Marshall Law School
J.D. cum laude, The John Marshall Law Review (2006)

Northern Illinois University
M.A. in History (2003)

Queen's University
B.A. in History, Honours (2000)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Strawdog Theatre Company — Board of Directors, President 2017-18; Secretary 2014-17
  • OnBoard: Arts & Business Council of Chicago
  • The Morrissey Scholars — Former advisor
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