Acclaimed class action attorney Elizabeth Fegan fights for victims of sexual abuse, discrimination, consumer fraud, antitrust violations and other offenses. In 24 years practicing law, Beth has recovered more than $1 billion for her clients nationwide.
“Ms. Fegan demonstrated to me during her work in the NCAA Student-Athlete Concussion MDL that she is very astute, hard-working and, perhaps most important of all in this circumstance, fair and level-headed.”
– The Honorable John Z. Lee
Beth is on the vanguard in the legal battles surrounding sexual assault, abuse and harassment. She has led sex trafficking claims against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, and is a leader in claims of sexual abuse and complicity.
While working on the front lines of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, Beth has fought for female students abused by a University of Southern California health center gynecologist. She also settled a nationwide class action alleging sexual harassment on behalf of 16,000 current and former female employees of a commercial property brokerage firm. This case in particular is an example of Beth’s history of successfully and creatively tailoring results for the benefit of victims nationwide. With Beth’s streamlined claims process, class members were awarded up to $150,000 each.
Beth also fights for women in her own profession. She authored “An Opportunity or Landmine: Promoting Gender Diversity From The Bench” (The Federal Lawyer, May 2016) and participated in The Duke Judicial Law Center’s Distinguished Lawyers conference on “Guidelines and Best Practices Addressing Chronic Failure to Diversify Leadership Positions in the Practice of Law.”
Courts regularly appoint Beth to lead national class action cases, citing her robust experience, legal prowess and dedication to excellence and equity.
In 2019, Beth and her husband, Timothy Scott, founded FeganScott, a national law firm specializing in class action cases, high-stakes, contingent-fee litigation and community-driven legal needs. The practice manages a variety of complex class actions and high-stakes individual cases.
Prior to founding FeganScott, Beth launched the Chicago office of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, where she helped grow the firm significantly during her 15 years of leadership as Chicago managing partner. Before that, she was partner at The Wexler Firm in Chicago, where she launched her plaintiffs’-side career as interim managing partner.
Additionally, as an associate at Shefsky & Froelich in Chicago, Beth served in several local government appointments, including positions as special assistant corporation counsel to the City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District and the Public Building Commission of Chicago. She also served on special master teams in federal and state court.
Beth earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she also taught legal writing and served as editor-at-large for the Loyola Law Journal.
Super Lawyers Magazine has honored Beth as an Illinois Super Lawyer annually since 2016. Best Lawyers named her a Woman of Influence. She is among Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America.
- United States District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois and Eastern District of Michigan
- United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Circuits, and District of Columbia
- $1 billion recovered for clients
- 24 years practicing law
- Millions of victims represented
- Dozens of cases successfully settled
- Regularly selected as lead attorney
- 5 children raised (a work in progress!)
- Best Sexual Abuse Victims’ Attorney – Illinois, US Business News (2020)
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff’s Lawyer (2020)
- Illinois Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
- Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2019, 2020, 2021)
- Woman of Influence 2017, Best Lawyers, Business Edition (Spring 2017)
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2015)
- Top 50 Women in Law, Chicago Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyers Magazine (2021)