Madison E. Wheeler
Chicago, IL
214.210.2505 Direct
312.878.2900 Facsimile
Assistant(s): Tenillest A. Lockhart
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Madison Wheeler joined the Chicago, Illinois location of DeHay & Elliston, L.L.P. as an associate attorney in 2024. Ms. Wheeler's practice primarily focuses on corporate defense and products liability litigation. Ms. Wheeler has tried several cases in Cook County, Illinois, and as an associate Ms. Wheeler assists senior attorneys through all phases of litigation by, among other things, conducting legal research, drafting and responding to discovery requests, taking and defending depositions, conducting document review, drafting motions, and preparing for trial.

Ms. Wheeler graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with her Bachelor of Arts in Government and obtained her juris doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2022. During law school, Ms. Wheeler received the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Worker’s Compensation, Trial Advocacy II, and Sports, Law and Justice. She was also a member of Chicago-Kent’s trial advocacy team and was awarded best closing argument during the 2021 Syracuse National Trial Competition. In addition, Ms. Wheeler was named on Chicago-Kent’s Dean’s Honor List for the Spring 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 semesters. Following her graduation from law school in 2022, Ms. Wheeler began coaching trial advocacy teams at Chicago-Kent College of Law, leading one of her teams to the semi-finals at Harvard University’s Inaugural Crimson Cup Competition.

In her spare time, Ms. Wheeler enjoys playing volleyball, spending time outdoors, and traveling around the world.


Chicago-Kent Merit Scholarship recipient 

CALI Award for Highest Grade:

-       Worker’s Compensation, Spring 2021

-       Trial Advocacy II, Fall 2021

-       Sports, Law, and Justice, Fall 2021


Trial Advocacy Team, member as of April 2021

-       Syracuse National Trial Competition: Team captain; Awarded best closing argument

-       AAJ’s Student Trial Advocacy Competition: Midwest regional finalists


Phi Alpha Delta: Blackstone Chapter, 2020-2021 Mock Trial Team

-       Phi Alpha Delta Mock Trial Competition: 4th place overall; Finalist for outstanding


Bar Admissions

Illinois (2022)

Texas (admission pending)



J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2022
CALI Award for
Worker’s Compensation, Trial Advocacy II, and Sports, Law and Justice

Merit Scholarship recipient

Dean’s Honor List: Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2018
University Honors: Fall 2018, Spring 2017 & 2018


Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society


Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Illinois

Chicago Bar Association


Ms. Wheeler has regularly taught and coached trial advocacy teams at Chicago-Kent College of Law.