Executive Director

Margaret Duval

image-8241Over the course of her career, Margaret Duval has used her passion, experience and expertise to advocate for thousands of domestic violence survivors. As both a litigator and an administrator, she has consistently worked on behalf of low income and under-served individuals. In addition to representing individual clients, she has designed pro bono programs and collaborated with community members, court representatives and legal advocates to ensure everyone has access to justice in the legal system.

Margaret has been the executive director of the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic since 2012. In this capacity, she has responsibility for managing the agency’s day to day operations, setting strategic direction, fundraising and building effective relationships within the community. 

Immediately prior to her current position, Margaret was the Director of the Pro Bono and Community Service Initiative at DePaul University’s  Center for Public Interest Law.

Prior to her move to the Chicago area, Margaret worked at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program: served as the Pro Bono Fellow for the law firm of Hunton & Williams and worked at the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, litigating divorce, custody, support and protective order cases of survivors of domestic violence.

Margaret graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law where she received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Public Service, which is awarded to one student who best exemplifies Senator Kennedy’s ideals.