Judge Megan Goldish was elected to the bench in 2014. She currently sits in Domestic Violence Court. She is a 2020 recipient of the Mary Heftel Hooten Award. Judge Goldish is a longtime member of the WBAI, and has chaired various committees, including the Standing Committee on Government Lawyers, Mentoring, and the Criminal Litigation Committee. She has served on the Nominating Committee, the Annual Dinner Committee, and has presented numerous CLEs on behalf of the WBAI, both as a panelist and as a moderator.
Judge Goldish is the immediate past president of the North Suburban Bar Association, and is the incoming First VP of the Decalogue Society. She is the co-President of the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind Junior Board, and serves on the Exec. Committee of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (Midwest). She is on the board of the Jewish Judges Assoc., the Lynn Sage Cancer Foundation, the Abolition Institute, the Women’s Leadership Committee of the Illinois Holocaust Museum, Bright Star Community Outreach, and Trinity Irish Dance Company. Judge Goldish conducts admissions interviews and serves as an adjunct faculty at her alma mater, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Chicago-Kent. Judge Goldish mentors a number of law students, including a LAGBAC student, and a first-generation law student through the Diversity Scholarship Foundation.
Judge Goldish is a proud graduate of the Second City Conservatory and regularly performs with the Old Town School of Music’s Theater Ensemble. She has been in beginning guitar for over a decade, and loves playing tennis (badly)and studying languages. She lives in the Chicago Area with her husband Matthew, a Major in the Illinois Army National Guard.