FeganScott is a nationwide class action law firm dedicated to helping victims of sexual abuse, discrimination, consumer fraud and antitrust violations while supporting community-driven legal needs. Legal industry veterans passionate about justice, integrity and excellence lead the firm. Together, they have recovered more than $1 billion for clients.
Acclaimed class action attorney Elizabeth Fegan fights for victims of sexual abuse, discrimination, consumer fraud, antitrust violations and other offenses.
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.
Frequently named among the best lawyers in America, courts regularly appoint Beth to lead national class action cases, citing her robust experience, legal prowess and dedication to excellence and equity.
- 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!)
Timothy Scott is a founding member of FeganScott with more than two decades of experience. He has advocated on behalf of a wide range of clients, from individuals in catastrophic personal injury cases to classes of consumers and corporate defendants in highly complex, multi-district litigation.
As a partner, Tim serves many corporate clients in commercial litigation matters involving breaches of contracts, deceptive business practices, defaults in financing and security agreements, and breaches of representations and warranties.
Tim has extensive experience in class action litigation including cases involving antitrust and consumer fraud, often serving as lead or co-lead counsel in these complex cases.
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
- Millions recovered for clients
- 22 years practicing law
- Dozens of EEOC and IDHR cases successfully settled
- Completed 25 marathons
- International and local arbitration experience
- Member of the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
- DeKalb native
Mary Beth Blauser
Mary Beth Blauser joined the FeganScott team as a staff attorney in 2021, bringing more than a decade of experience in managing complex e-discovery and document review initiatives.
Since 2012, Blauser has used her document review experience coupled with her e-Discovery work to strategically advance internal audits, litigation, and regulatory enforcement cases across the areas of antitrust, employment, product liability, fraud, insurance, banking and real estate. Blauser also worked as a judicial law clerk for the State of Alaska and as an intern at the Environmental Protection Agency Region V in Chicago.
Blauser earned her law degree cum laude from Vermont Law School. During her time there, Mary Beth served as a staff editor and production editor for the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law.
- Grew up on a dairy farm
- Licensed yoga instructor and taught in the Caribbean
- Lived on the island of Nevis for 2 years
- Published author of scholarly legal works:
Melissa Ryan Clark
Experienced in complex litigation and eDiscovery, Melissa joined FeganScott in the New York City office in 2020.
Melissa has a wealth of experience representing plaintiffs in class and complex actions against tech companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook, publicly traded companies like Virgin Mobile USA and ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and large financial institutions, including Bank of America, HSBC, and Wells Fargo.
Melissa is also a nationally recognized eDiscovery practitioner with experience leading discovery in complex cases and MDLs. She has been invited to speak on various eDiscovery hot topics and has been recognized by Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Partner” and “Recommended Lawyer” in Dispute Resolution: E-Discovery.
Melissa earned her Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School and also attended UC Berkeley Law School. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Florida State University.
- New York
- United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York
- United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- 13 years representing plaintiffs in class actions and complex cases
- 10+ years advocating for civics education as part of the New York Bar Association’s Law Youth & Citizenship Committee
- Millions of dollars recovered for consumers, investors, and businesses
- Born in Kansas and has lived in 8 other states
Attorney Lynn Ellenberger fights for victims of injustice, challenging civil rights violations and wrongful convictions.
In 2019, Lynn joined FeganScott and opened its Pittsburgh office. She joins in the firm’s fight against sexual abuse, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, consumer fraud and civil rights violations.
Lynn has been an author and speaker at both the state and national levels on the topics of mental illness, intellectual disabilities, the death penalty, appellate practice, medical liability and a variety of business-related issues.
- United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, and Western District of Pennsylvania.
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits
- Fights for constitutional and civil rights
- Nearly three decades practicing law
- Overturned improper convictions and death sentences
- National trial and appellate experience
Experienced in securities litigation and shareholder derivative litigation, Jonathan joined FeganScott in 2020, opening the firm’s New York City office.
Before joining FeganScott, Jonathan was an associate at the New York-based firm Pomerantz LLP, where his practice focused on federal securities litigation. Jonathan has extensive experience developing and executing complex discovery processes. Jonathan has also worked alongside economic and legal experts to obtain numerous precedent–setting decisions.
Jonathan earned his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in economics from Queens College – City University of New York.
- New York and New Jersey
- Eastern District of Michigan
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third and Tenth Circuits
- Editor of Hofstra Law’s Journal of International Business and Law
- Practicing law since 2015
- New York native
- Jonathan is an avid hiker who, alongside his wife, strives to keep pace with their Australian Shepherd. When unable to make it out of the city, Jonathan spends his free time attending concerts and learning new instruments.
Experienced in data privacy and employee rights, Megan joined FeganScott’s Chicago office in 2022.
Before joining FeganScott, Megan was an associate attorney with Stephan Zouras LLP, where she started as a law clerk in 2017. As an associate attorney there, Megan independently managed over thirty complex class action cases, most of which focused on Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) claims and wage and hour matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Megan earned her Juris Doctor cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in political science and international studies from Loyola University Chicago.
- Admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois
- Practicing law since 2019
- Experienced in class actions, individual cases, and administrative proceedings
- More than $1 million recovered on behalf of employees in class and collective actions
- Megan enjoys traveling, hiking, and cooking in her free time
- Lived in Vigo, Spain for one year working as an English teaching assistant in a Spanish high school
Experienced in antitrust and consumer protection class actions, Ling joined FeganScott in 2022.
Prior to joining FeganScott, Ling was an associate at a boutique class action litigation firm. There, she primarily represented small businesses and consumers bringing claims against large corporations for violations of antitrust and consumer protection laws. She also represented clients on a pro bono basis for contract disputes, immigration, debtor rights, and civil rights issues.
Ling earned her Juris Doctor from the University of St. Thomas School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in economics from Augsburg University.
- Named a North Star Lawyer by the MSBA (2018-2020)
- Selected as a Minnesota Rising Star by Super Lawyers (2020-2022)
- Member of the FBA and MNAPABA
- Experienced in class actions and individual cases
- Ling enjoys traveling, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with her husband and two young children
- Born in Fuzhou, China and grew up in NY and MN restaurant kitchens
In 2022, attorney Lisa Fish joined the FeganScott team, bringing a decade of experience in civil and criminal litigation and appeals to the firm.
Before joining FeganScott, Lisa provided freelance attorney services through her practice, L.H. Fish Legal Services. She served as a staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, as a law clerk to Justice Wolohojian with the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and as a career law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court.
Lisa earned her Juris Doctor cum laude from Boston University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in Modern Languages and Anthropology from Eckerd College.
- Practicing law since 2010
- A Rhode Island native now living in farm country
- Aspiring polyglot who has studied five languages
- Lisa enjoys sketching in her free time and draws a lot of cartoons (mostly of trucks) for her two small children
FeganScott Victim Advocate
Rachel Blackburn joined the FeganScott team in 2021 as a paralegal and victim’s advocate. With a diverse range of experience centered around sexual assault and abuse, Rachel brings a trauma-informed lens to her role, providing direct client support.
Prior to joining FeganScott, Rachel worked as a paralegal for Britt Springer, Attorney at Law, helping clients and sexual assault survivors navigate the criminal law system and supporting individuals through university Title IX hearings.
Trained in crisis intervention, Rachel connects clients to sexual abuse and assault resources – including referrals to mental health professionals or local counsel—while providing emotional and legal support under the supervision of FeganScott attorneys.
Rachel is a certified Victim Advocate with the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP) and a certified Title IX Investigator through the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA). Rachel recently earned her master’s degree in higher education administration at Appalachian State University, where she also earned her Bachelor of Science in multi-disciplinary anthropology. She also currently serves as a copy editor for the Journal of Trauma Studies in Education.
Tory Bergeson has been integral to the firm’s operations since she joined in 2019 as FeganScott’s legal assistant.
Prior to joining FeganScott, Tory was a Realtor for Kettley and Company in Yorkville, IL for four years and was an accounts receivable clerk for eight years. As a former Realtor, Tory’s self-discipline and actionable preparation reflect the firm’s commitment to providing exemplary service. Now as a legal assistant, Tory is usually the first person a client meets at the firm, and her ability to prioritize clients’ needs and connect to them on a personal level is an important part of how the firm supports clients throughout the investigation and litigation process.
Tory earned her associate degree from Waubonsee Community College in Illinois.
In 2021, Alissa Giler joined the FeganScott team as a paralegal. With experience ranging from high-stakes commercial litigation to IP strategy and patent litigation, Alissa leverages her unique trial experience to help drive forward successful and efficient representation.
In addition to more than eight years at Williams & Connolly LLP, Alissa most recently worked as an IP litigation paralegal for Nelson Bumgardner Albritton P.C. Her role in IP litigation included being part of a team that secured a $22 million trial verdict against Apple for patent infringement. In these roles, Alissa became adept at managing high-volume discovery cases, a skill that continues to support her as a paralegal at FeganScott.
Alissa earned her Bachelor of Arts in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland.
Wendy Purcell joined the FeganScott team in 2021. With more than 26 years’ experience in the legal and copy-editing fields, Wendy utilizes her advanced research and case management skills as a paralegal at the firm.
Most recently, Wendy worked as an executive legal administrator to the Rules Committee for the Maryland Court of Appeals, and as an editor and workflow coordinator for Integreon. She also acted as the judicial assistant and paralegal for the Honorable Arrie W. Davis of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
Wendy earned her Associates of Arts and Sciences in paralegal studies from The Community College of Baltimore County and her Bachelor of Science in legal studies and information systems management from the University of Maryland University College.
Mary Dugan joined the FeganScott team in 2023 as a paralegal. In her role, she will provide FeganScott attorneys with case management and support across the firm’s multiple practice areas.
Most recently, Mary worked as a litigation paralegal with McGuireWoods LLP. While there, she served as the lead paralegal to the department chair of the firm’s business and securities litigation group, gaining extensive experience in managing high-stakes litigation from case initiation through trial. Mary was also active in the firm’s pro bono practice. She assisted the University of Virginia’s Innocence Project Clinic in challenging wrongful convictions around the Commonwealth, ultimately obtaining habeas relief and overturning a 22-year-old murder conviction.
Mary earned her Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from the University of Virginia. While getting her degree, she worked in Washington D.C. over the summers as a research analyst for Department of Defense contractors.
How We Work
After you first reach out to us, we schedule an intake call with you to determine whether your needs align with the services we provide. If they do, we invest a significant amount of time in pre-lawsuit investigation. During this process, we speak and meet with you, review all your documents, determine whether to engage experts and conduct legal research. Then we make a recommendation based on your options, up to and including filing a lawsuit.
Throughout, we explain the process clearly and thoroughly so that you understand your choices and can make an informed decision on how you want to move forward.
If FeganScott agrees to represent you, you gain a true advocate. Our lawyers have experience in every relevant forum, from administrative hearings to arbitrations to high-level federal courts — and we’ve won important victories in each of them.
We are fully committed to keeping you informed from start to finish. From sharing every related document, to answering any and all questions you may have, FeganScott is committed to transparency and keeping an open line of communication. The exchange of information is critical to effective representation. You will always have our contact information – email and telephone.
We understand that most people have never been involved in the legal process before and it can be very confusing and unsettling. If you must appear in a courtroom or other formal setting, we’ll prepare you carefully and be by your side at every appearance.
We can’t guarantee a particular outcome for your case, but what we can promise you is a highly skilled team of attorneys who believe in justice and compassion, using insight gained over decades of courtroom success and cutting-edge legal tactics to act as zealous advocates on your behalf.
For some types of cases, like personal injury and class actions, we believe our interests should be aligned with our clients’ interests. That means we think we should only get paid if we win.
At FeganScott, we primarily work with clients on a contingent fee agreement. This means we do not bill you by the hour. Rather, our fees depend on our collective success. In the event we are successful for you in your personal action, we will be paid an agreed-upon percentage of the money recovered for you. If we are successful in a class action, we will be paid in amount approved by the Court.
We welcome the opportunity to explore a variety of fee arrangements, including hourly billing, flat monthly fees, partial contingency fees, and similar alternatives. We are flexible depending on our clients’ needs. In virtually every matter, some portion of our fee is based on the outcome of the case.