Wendy Muchman

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

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Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law


Wendy Muchman is Chief of Litigation and Professional Education at the Illinois Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois. Ms. Muchman regularly lectures and presents workshops regarding professional responsibility and disciplinary law to various bar association groups, law firms, judges and law schools.  She also investigates and prosecutes lawyer disciplinary cases, including cases involving allegations of conversion, billing fraud, conflicts of interest, public corruption and  also handled the matter of In re Rinella, 175 Ill.2d 504, 677 N.E.2d 909 (1997). Her job responsibilities include supervision and training of the litigation attorneys and staff at the ARDC. Since fall 2000, she teaches legal ethics courses at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and teaches in the law school’s ITA course. She also taught ethics and advocacy as well as intensive trial advocacy at Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is a faculty member for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) for the regional and national trial advocacy, and deposition programs, and serves as a team leader for the Midwest Regional Trial Program. Since 2013, she has been on the Programming Committee of the National Organization of Bar Counsel and in August 2016 she was elected as an officer on the Board of that organization and currently serves as its president-elect. Between 2012 and 2018, she served as an elected member-at-large to the Council of the American Bar Association Government and Public Lawyers Division and she now serves as the Treasurer. Between 2009 and 2011, she served as the Vice-Chair, then Chair, of the Chicago Bar Association Committee on Professional Responsibility. In 2013, she was selected to participate as a fellow in the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professional Responsibility. Prior to 1989 when she started her employment at the Commission, Ms. Muchman litigated in the state and federal courts. Areas of practice included insurance litigation, civil rights, age discrimination and aviation defense work. Ms. Muchman received her JD from DePaul University College of Law and her BA from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana.



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