Margaret A. Gisch

Partner, Practice Group Chair

Margaret Gisch is Chair of Golan Christie Taglia’s Litigation Practice Group and is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.

Peggy helps companies identify and resolve business disputes prior to litigation as well as in state and federal court or through informal or formal arbitration or mediation processes. Her practice focuses on:

  • Shareholder/ownership disputes
  • Restrictive covenants (covenants not-to-compete)
  • Trade secrets
  • Contract issues
  • Defending against employment claims

She believes in a strong strategy from the outset, gathering all relevant information and developing an informed and nuanced plan to address problems and realize resolutions.

In addition to her litigation practice, Peggy provides guidance on employment issues and practices.

Prior to joining GCT, Peggy was an Associate with Goldsmith, Thelin, Dickson & Brown in Aurora. She served as Assistant State’s Attorney in the State’s Attorney’s Office of Edgar and Clark Counties (1990-1991) and started her career as a law clerk in the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

In recognition of her outstanding work and efforts to mentor and promote other women, Peggy has been selected to Chicago Lawyer's Top Women in Law list in 2022. The 3rd annual list features 35 exceptional women leaders who have made a notable impact on their communities and the legal profession at large.

Peggy enjoys traveling internationally and domestically. She lives in Chicago and enjoys experiencing the city’s rich cultural and restaurant options.


University of Illinois School of Law, J.D., 1990
State Moot Court Team, Member 1989, Coach, 1990
Rickert Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy, 1989
St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, 1987


Illinois, 1990


American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Kane County Bar Association


U.S. Court of Appeals (7th Circuit)
U.S. Court of Appeals (1st Circuit)
U.S. District Court Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois


Chicago Lawyer's Top Women in Law List, 2022

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only, trial lawyer honorary society

Selected as a Super Lawyer (in the top 5% of attorneys)


Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Chicago chapter, member and fund raiser


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