Margaret Hupp Fahey


Location: Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.606.7467


Margaret Fahey is a partner at Clausen Miller P.C., where she has worked since 1986. Margaret primarily divides her practice between construction litigation and insurance coverage. Though Margaret’s experience in construction litigation has included representation of general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers and suppliers, she has focused her practice from the beginning on representing design professionals and advising them in the unique challenges they face. As such, Margaret has not only defended architects and engineers in litigation and ADR proceedings, but provided guidance in contract formation and negotiation of construction site disputes.

In the area of insurance coverage, Margaret has litigated complex cases on behalf of insurers in jurisdictions throughout the United States. Margaret’s experience in coverage litigation encompasses a variety of lines of insurance, including all-risk, builder’s risk, boiler and machinery, CGL, environmental and errors and omissions coverage. The claimants in these coverage disputes have ranged from homeowners and small businesses to large industries, such as power plants, chemical and petroleum refineries, food processing plants, mines and mining facilities. Given this breadth of experience, Margaret has been retained to assist carriers in drafting policy forms and provide training to claims professionals.

Margaret graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism degree with high honors from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri in 1983 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1986.

Margaret has made presentations and written articles for a variety of organizations and publications in the insurance and construction industries. She has also put her background in journalism to use by editing and writing for Clausen Miller’s Construction Law Newsletter.

She is a member of the American and Chicago Bar Associations and the Defense Research Institute.


  • J.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign-College of Law, 1986
  • B.J. University of Missouri at Columbia, 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute


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    Illinois 60603

    10 South LaSalle Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

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    New York, New York 10005

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    California 92691

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    Indiana 46360

    200 Commerce Square

    Michigan City, Indiana 46360

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    Wisconsin 54914

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    Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

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    Connecticut 06902

    68 Southfield Avenue

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    Stamford, Connecticut 06902

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    Florida 33609

    4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, One Urban Center

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

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    California 94111

    100 Pine Street

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    San Francisco, California 94111

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