Melanie J. VanOverloop

Melanie J. VanOverloop

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

Rapoport Law Offices, P.C.
20 N. Clark Street, Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60602


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

Melanie is currently a Director of the WBAI. She is co-chair of the Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Award Reception, Judicial Evaluation Committee, and Past-President Liaison. She was also a co-chair of the 2018 Annual Dinner and serves on the By-Law Committee and the Membership Committee. During her tenure as a member of the WBAI, Melanie has served as co-editor of the Newsletter and 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 daughter Ellie, 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.”