Maryam Arfeen represents an expansive range of clients in litigation in both state and federal courts. She has represented professionals, companies, and their insurers in commercial litigation, employment litigation, medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. She also has experience with civil rights, whistleblower and contract disputes.

Maryam participates in all phases of litigation, including drafting pleadings, preparing discovery, conducting and defending depositions, and preparing motions and briefs. In addition to appearing in court, she has represented clients at arbitrations and mediations.


Maryam is a regular contributor to Aronberg Goldgehn's Employment Law newsletter, Employment Law Trending Now, including:


Maryam joined Aronberg Goldgehn as an associate in June 2018. She was previously an associate attorney at a mid-sized Illinois law firm where she represented clients in employment law, insurance defense litigation, medical malpractice and commercial litigation.

Prior to entering the private practice of law, Maryam also served as a postgraduate fellow with the Center for Conflict Resolution, where she supervised mediations and mediated smalls claims and landlord/tenant cases.

While at Notre Dame Law School, Maryam served as a law clerk for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.

In addition, while in law school, Maryam served as a Senior Articles Editor for Notre Dame University’s Journal of College and University Law (JCUL).

Maryam is fluent in English and Urdu, proficient in Spanish, and possesses some knowledge of the Arabic language.


  • Chicago Bar Association's Labor and Employment Committee, Vice-Chair (2020-2021)
  • Illinois State Bar Association's Inaugural Leadership Academy, Member (2019-2020)
  • Illinois State Bar Association's Labor & Employment Section, Council Member (2020-2021)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee for Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Law, Member (2019 - )


  • Center for Conflict Resolution, Auxiliary Board Member (2015-present)
  • CARPLS, Volunteer Attorney


University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2014

Loyola University of Chicago, B.A. Political Science and International Studies, magna cum laude, 2011


  • Illinois, 2014
  • Indiana, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2018


  • Illinois State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section, Council Member (2020-2021); Standing Committee for Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Law, Member (2019 - ); Inaugural Leadership Academy, Member (2019-2020)
  • Chicago Bar Association, Labor and Employment Committee, Vice-Chair (2020-2021)
  • Muslim Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • Notre Dame Alumni Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association


In her free time, Maryam enjoys watching TV shows and participating in physical activities such as biking and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts. She also enjoys trying new restaurants and traveling internationally.

What is one item on your bucket list? To hike the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a lawyer? I would be writing screenplays for TV shows because I love writing and I love television.
What is your favorite place in Chicago? The Lakefront