Dave McDermott

Dave is the heart and soul of McDermott Law Group. He has spent his seventeen year career successfully representing clients in widely varied areas of law. One of the most aggressive attorneys in the Chicago area, Dave has a reputation for results. His unorthodox style sets him apart from every other attorney. Dave has extensive trial experience and will never shy away from a good fight in the courtroom; he’s a lawyer who comes out swinging.






Todd McCutcheon

Todd comes to McDermott Law Group after eight years at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Working as a prosecutor, he spent the early years of his career learning the lawyer’s craft first hand in the courtroom. Todd has tried hundreds of cases in multiple areas of criminal law including juries. He is a confident and competent attorney and brings a unique perspective to the team.







Jiachen Lu

Jiachen, originally from Beijing, China, holds a Bachelors Degree in French, a Masters Degree in Library Science concentrating in legal research, and a Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School. She is currently licensed in Illinois, Florida and California! Jiachen is a voracious reader, tireless student of the law and supremely talented in legal research and writing.