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Nancy S. Woodworth

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Ms. Woodworth is a trial attorney who concentrates her practice on the defense of toxic tort claims, with an emphasis on complex mass tort litigation relating to personal injuries involving products, premises and contractor liability claims. She has been actively involved in the litigation of complex toxic tort cases throughout Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. Ms. Woodworth currently serves as local counsel in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri for several companies in asbestos litigation, and also serves as an integral part of many of the firm's national accounts. She also serves on the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Outside of Segal McCambridge, Ms. Woodworth volunteers extensively with the Alzheimer’s Association, a cause which is very personal to her family. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She is also a member of the Steering Committee for a newly formed women’s initiative, Illinois Women Conquer ALZ. Founded in 2017, Illinois Women Conquer ALZ seeks to engage and empower more women in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by raising awareness and taking action through fundraising events, education and advocacy initiatives.

Honors

  • Recognized as an Illinois Leading Lawyer (a designation limited to less than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois), nominated and selected by peers in the legal community (2019)

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Board of Directors 
  • Illinois Women Conquer ALZ, Steering Committee Member

Clerkships

  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Kennard P. Foster, Federal Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Spring 2004

Education

Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington, J.D. (2005)

Vanderbilt University, B.S., Economics, cum laude (2000)

Admissions

  • Missouri, 2012
  • Illinois, 2006
  • Indiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2008