Member Monday Profile: Blaire Theuerkauf

Law Clerk // Recent DePaul University College of Law Graduate// New Bar Admittee, pending swearing in on November 8, 2018.

I am currently a law clerk at Daniel P. Costello & Associates, LLC.  Daniel P. Costello & Associates concentrates in complex litigation management, defense litigation, and construction litigation.


Why are you a member of the WBAI?
I got involved with the WBAI my 1L year of law school. I wanted to find a community that I could get involved with and learn from. Since, joining I have met so many wonderful people and have been blessed to have fantastic mentors that have been super supportive. I hope to be able to give the same support to young women in the future.


What do you think is the best way to empower women in law? 
I believe the best way to empower women in law is to reach out to be supportive of younger lawyers and law students. I was always inspired by female attorneys who took the time to come to DePaul or to a networking event and spoke about their experiences on how they got to where they are. Many of the women I encountered at these events would go a step further and even give their contact information, so they could be resources and support systems in the future. They didn’t have to go the extra step, but by doing so it motivated me to be more like them. By telling their stories and sharing their achievements, it gave me the confidence to know that I too could have similar accomplishments in my own career.


What are you most looking forward to in the following year, personally/professionally?
I am looking forward to the swearing in ceremony on November 8th and finally getting to be an attorney. I am excited to see what the year brings as I start my career.


Tell us something interesting about you.
I volunteer as an adoption counselor at PAWS Chicago. I enjoy being able to interact with the animals and see them find their forever homes.