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Sarah L. Merkatoris joined Glasgow & Olsson in 2023, focusing primarily on criminal and family law. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 2015 with honors, Ms. Merkatoris worked in supply chain management for four years before obtaining a Juris Doctorate degree from DePaul University College of Law in 2022. During law school, Ms. Merkatoris served as Business Manager of the DePaul University Law Review Journal, Director of Communication for the Public Interest Law Association, and Teaching Assistant for the Legal Writing and Academic Success Programs. Additionally, Ms. Merkatoris earned the CALI Award (highest grade in the class) for Federal Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation, and Negotiations. Prior to joining Glasgow & Olsson, Ms. Merkatoris worked as an associate attorney at a general practice law firm, focusing primarily on local prosecution and civil dispute resolution. Ms. Merkatoris has experience negotiating criminal plea agreements, appealing administrative decisions, and litigating contentious issues.

DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois

  • Juris Doctor – Certificate in Healthcare Compliance, May 2022
  • Class Rank: Top 25%
  • Honors: Dean’s List (2 semesters)
  • Activities: Law Review- Business Manager (3L), Public Interest Law Association- Director of Communications (3L), Legal Writing Program- Teaching Assistant (3L), Federal Research Assistant (3L), Academic Success Program- Teaching Assistant (2L & 3L), Law Review- Staffer (2L), Decalogue Society- Treasurer (2L)

University of Wisconsin- Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

  • Bachelor of Arts of Political Science and Communications, May 2015
  • Honors: Graduated with distinction in Rhetorical Studies and Communication Science, Dean’s List (3 semesters)
  • Activities: University of Wisconsin Equestrian Team – Show Committee Chair (2014-15), Nationals Team (2015)


  • Glasgow & Olsson, Schaumburg, Illinois
    Associate Attorney, November 2023 – Present
  • Cowlin, Curran & Hazel, P.C., Crystal Lake, Illinois
    Associate Attorney, November 2022 – October 2023
  • DePaul University – Jaharis Health Law Institute, Chicago, Illinois
    Research Assistant, March 2021 – June 2021
  • Noelle Brennan & Associates Ltd., Chicago, Illinois
    Law Clerk, May 2020 – September 2020

Licenses & Certifications

  • Bar Admission- State of Illinois, 2022
  • Bar Admission- State of Wisconsin, 2023
  • Healthcare Compliance Certificate- Healthcare Compliance Association

Published Works

  • Author, Ch. 6: “Aggravated DUI”. Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, July 2024 – Present

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Will County Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys

Community Involvement

  • Neighborhood Legal Assistance Project, Chicago, Illinois