Merilee K. Waters – Waters & Associates, LLC

Practice/Organization Description

Waters & Associates, LLC is a general practice law firm focused on your family. We are able to assist families with the educational needs of their children no matter where they fall on the cognitive spectrum. Merilee Waters taught high school for 15 years before becoming an attorney and possesses a master's degree in special education qualifying her to be an in-class observer, advocate, and consultant for parents of children with special needs. Merilee strongly believes all parents of minor children need to draft wills in order to name guardians for their children. Ms. Waters assists clients by creating estate and trust documents to ensure the future of families.

Merilee volunteers at Health and Disability Advocates (HDA), working pro bono on special education cases at HDA.

Merilee's experience in the classroom, makes her a formidable litigator and her time at with the Illinois Appellate Court enables her to dissect and understand complex issue within civil, criminal and administrative law.

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, 2007

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2008


The John Marshall Law School,J.D. 2007

Dominican Unveristy, M.S.Sp.Ed, 1997 & M.A.E.A, 2004

Loyola University Chicago, B.A., 1989 & M.Ed., 1992

Professional Associations & Memberships

Maine Township Regular Democratic Organization, October 2007 to present

Campaign to elect Aurora Austriaco to the Illinois State House of Representatives, October 2007 to November 2008

Campaign to elect Kathryn Salzano to DuPage County Board, September 2009 to present

Center for Disability & Elder Law special education volunteer, January 2008 to present

Health & Disability Advocates, special education volunteer, July 2009 to present

Advisor to the Maine West Mock Trial team for the 2009-2010 academic year

Illinois State Bar Association member, 2007 to present

Chicago Bar Association member, 2000 to present

American Bar Association member, 2000 to present

Honors and Awards

•Graduated in top quarter of class

•Deans’ List

•Deans’ Scholarship

•Rosenberg Scholarship

•Edith and Philip Baim Scholarship

•Member and Officer of Delta Theta Phi

Graduated with honors from both Dominican University and Loyola University in all degrees received.


5307 West Fargo Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60077, United States

Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Education
  • Real Estate
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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