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Mariangela Seale is a problem-solver who cares deeply about her clients. For Mariangela (better known as Merili), that means working tirelessly to make sure their legal needs are accomplished in an efficient and effective manner.
Though she has successfully represented clients in a wide range of complex and challenging lawsuits in jurisdictions across the country, Merili starts by looking for ways to circumvent protracted litigation, either through compelling and persuasive legal arguments or the negotiation of beneficial settlement agreements. In addition, she regularly counsels businesses on their general legal matters.
Merili has defended corporations encompassing all aspects of the litigation and alternate dispute resolution process in cases involving consumer fraud, deceptive trade practices, breach of contract, trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and product liability. She prides herself on developing creative legal strategies that are designed to achieve her clients’ goals.
Bar Admissions: Illinois, 2007
Law School: University of Notre Dame, J.D. 2007
Undergraduate School: Cornell University, B.S., 2004
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP, partner, 2017-present
Bryan Cave LLP, attorney, 2007-2017
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2017
Chicago Bar Association
Leadership Institute, 2017
Black Women Lawyers' Association
Scholarship Fund Board, 2017-2018
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Emerging Lawyer, Law Bulletin Media, 2017-present
Board of Directors, 2012-2017
Legal Aid Society Junior Board
Executive Committee, 2008-2010