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Martha E. Drouet

Associate | mdrouet@smsm.com
Associate | Chicago, IL
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Martha Drouet is an associate attorney focusing her practice on toxic tort and complex commercial litigation. She has extensive experience in managing hundreds of cases independently including complex cases in transportation, hazardous materials, environmental regulation, premises liability, medical malpractice and catastrophic injuries. Prior to joining Segal McCambridge, she worked as a personal injury attorney at a plaintiffs' firm in Chicago.  She has also interned at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Ms. Drouet earned her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she received Dean's List honors for four semesters. While at Chicago-Kent, she secured funding to found a competitive Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Team. Ms. Drouet continues to volunteer as the coach of the team which has held multiple regional and national titles since its inception in 2013. She also was a competitor and coach for the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition team, and served as executive articles editor for the Journal for Environmental and Energy Law and secretary for the Kent Justice Foundation. She holds a bachelor's degree in visual and critical studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was a portfolio scholarship recipient. 

Ms. Drouet is vice chair of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section--Committee on Environmental Law. Outside of her work in the legal arena, she is a volunteer horticulturist at the Garfield Park Conservatory and is an avid kayaker, hiker, painter, and piano and banjo player. She also appeared as a guest presenter on a 2013 episode of WTTW Chicago's Check Please!

Honors

  • CALI Award for highest grade in Environmental Law Clinic (2012) 
  • Baum Fellow for contribution to public interest environmental law (2013-2014)
  • Semi-finalist: Charles Evans Hughes Moot Court Competition (Spring 2012)
  • Second Place Regional Champion: ABA Representation in Mediation Competition (Spring 2014)

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

"Corn for Ethanol: The Climate and Water Management," Journal of Environmental and Energy Law (2012)

"Exotic Pet Regulation: An Overview," Animal Legal & Historical Center, Michigan State University College of Law (2014)

"The Mall and the Megachurch: Ritualistic Shopping and Shopping for Ritual," John M. Flaxman Library (2011)

Education

Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. (2014)

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, B.A. in visual and critical studies (2011)

Admissions

  • Illinois, 2014