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Staff Profile

Soledad McGrath

Program Officer, Criminal Justice

Soledad joined MacArthur after serving as Associate Director/Chief Counsel at the American Bar Association’s Justice Center where she worked on issues affecting the judiciary. Prior to joining the ABA, she served as the Post-Graduate ChildLaw Policy Fellow at Loyola University School of Law’s Civitas ChildLaw Center where she focused on teaching and policy development in the areas of child welfare, juvenile justice, and family law. Soledad was the primary reporter on the State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division Juvenile Code Revision Project and was a member of the original JUSTGeorgia Legislative Drafting Committee for the Child Protection and Public Safety Act. Soledad began her career as an Associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (formerly Kilpatrick Stockton LLP) where she practiced in the Labor and Employment group.

Soledad received her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and her law degree from Emory University School of Law. She has published in law review and has been recognized for her work on juvenile justice reform by the Georgia and Illinois Bar.

Soledad McGrath works on the following MacArthur programs and projects:

Chicago Commitment

Criminal Justice

Juvenile Justice