Accomplished Judge Megan Goldish recently received recognition from the Chicago Bar Association at their annual Vanguard Awards luncheon. The award honors the individuals and institutions who have made the law and legal profession more accessible to and reflective of the community at large.

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A graduate of the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Judge Megan Goldish serves as a judge with the Domestic Violence Court of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Additionally, Judge Megan Goldish has served as a supervising attorney with the WINGS program, which provides emergency and transitional housing for victims of domestic violence. Through it two emergency shelters, WINGS can safely house up to 85 individuals each night. The shelters support victims who are fleeing violent situations with temporary shelter and safety planning, as well as food and clothing. Safe House staff can also assist residents in obtaining legal…


Based in Cook County, Judge Megan Goldish presides over civil and criminal cases in the Domestic Violence Division. Judge Megan Goldish is an active member in her community and has dedicated much of her time to a variety of social and philanthropic causes, including the Illinois Holocaust Museum.

The Illinois Holocaust Museum has a rich history of both past and present exhibitions, as well as its own historical collection comprised of over 20,000 artifacts donated to the museum by individuals who directly experienced the Holocaust. …


Judge Megan Goldish currently serves in the Domestic Violence Division of the Circuit Court in Cook County, Illinois. Her legal experience spans 23 years, including service provided to community organizations and law schools. In 2020, Judge Megan Goldish received the Mary Heftel Hooton award from the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.

The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois created the Mary Heftel Hooton award to recognize the work of leading figures who support female lawyers. The award has been given to circuit, supreme court, and federal judges. Mary Heftel Hooton was a pioneer in the field of law who earned her…

Judge Megan Goldish

Circuit Court of Cook County Judge Megan Goldish

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