Lakeisha Murdaugh is an associate attorney with the Scott King Group from the Chicagoland area. Ms. Murdaugh is experienced in handling evidentiary hearings, probation matters, juvenile delinquencies, trials, and post-conviction motions in both felony and misdemeanor matters. She has gained a reputation as a strong and passionate advocate for her clients.
Before joining the Scott King Group, Ms. Murdaugh spent nearly a decade providing case management services as a licensed Direct Child Care Worker for children and families involved with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. She gave up her career in social work to enroll in law school. Ms. Murdaugh brings a unique background to the practice of law. She draws on her diverse background to enhance her ability to resolve difficult conflicts that are often highly emotional. She is compassionate with clients, but provides effective and impressive representation before the courts. In addition to criminal matters, Ms. Murdaugh handles CHINS cases, child custody, support and visitation matters.
- United States District Court, Northern Districts of Indiana
- United States District Court, Southern Districts of Indiana
- State Bar of Indiana
- State Bar of Illinois
Ms. Murdaugh received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Illinois State University in 1994 and her Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2012. While in law school, Ms. Murdaugh honed her talent for legal writing and oral advocacy. She was a member of the Moot Court Society and President of the International Moot Court Society, earning various awards and distinctions including: Best Oralist of the 2012 Domenick L. Gabrielli National Competition and Best Oralist of the 2011 Susan J. Ferrell International Human Rights Competition. She was also awarded Best Overall Brief Writer and Oral Advocate in the 2010 International Moot Court Society Intraschool Competition.
- American Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- Cook County Bar Association
- Lake County Bar Association
- National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys