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Gara M. Seagraves concentrates her practice in the areas of securities litigation, insurance defense, D&O liability, and commercial litigation. She  defends brokers, broker dealers, financial planners, insurance agents and other financial professionals in both State and Federal court, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 

Ms. Seagraves has also successfully settled and mediated dozens of cases directly, and through mediation. Ms. Seagraves is the former Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Director of the Securities Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association, and is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Wisconsin and Vermont.


  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • Vermont



  • University of Wisconsin Law School,  J.D. cum laude
  • University of Michigan, B.A. cum laude

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