Melanie J. VanOverloop

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, 2011
Purdue University, 2007

Rapoport Weisberg & Sims, P.C.
20 N. Clark Street, Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60602


Melanie VanOverloop is an associate at Rapoport Weisberg & Sims where she focuses her practice on catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation.

Melanie is currently a Director of the WBAI. She is co-editor of the WBAI Newsletter and serves on the Membership Committee. She is also a co-chair of the 2020 Annual Dinner. During her tenure as a member of the WBAI, Melanie has chaired the Judicial Evaluation Committee, Civil Litigation Committee, Judicial Reception Committee, Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Committee, Golf Outing Committee and has served on numerous Annual Dinner and Judicial Reception committees.

Melanie is an avid Chicago sports fan, enjoys sailing Lake Michigan in the summers and spending time with her young daughters Ellie and Abby, her husband David and their golden retriever Roxie.

“Through the WBAI, I found a community of women lawyers who advocate and support one another in both their professional and personal endeavors, many of whom I am now grateful to call my friends.”