Markeya A. Fowler and Nicholas W. Zausch join Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.

September 12, 2023

Chuhak & Tecson is pleased to announce that Markeya A. Fowler and Nicholas W. Zausch have joined the firm as associates.

Fowler focuses her practice on employment, labor defense and civil litigation defense. She counsels clients on employment law, including advice on terminations and disciplinary actions, drafting and revising handbook policies for legal compliance and responses to charges and representations before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state agencies. She has experience presenting and defending cases before the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission (IWCC) and preparing proposed decision and appellate briefs to support case decisions for the IWCC and Illinois Appellate Court.

Fowler received her B.A. degree in social relations and policy, political theory and constitutional democracy from James Madison College at Michigan State University. She received her J.D. and a health law certificate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She is an executive board member on the auxiliary board for Lawyers Lend A Hand, which provides on-on-one tutoring for children in the Englewood and Grand Crossing neighborhoods of Chicago.

Zausch is an associate in the Estate Planning & Asset Protection practice and is involved in most aspects of estate and trusts, including estate planning, simple and complex estate and trust administration, estate litigation and guardianship. He brings well-rounded experience to the firm having worked on both sides of the bench where he was a staff attorney for the Probate Division of Cook County, writing more than 70 opinions on contested estate matters. After leaving the court, Zausch joined a boutique estate administration and litigation firm where he represented clients in routine and contested estate matters. He also worked at a multinational law firm where he advised high net worth clients on how to achieve their wealth transfer goals.

Prior to attending law school, Zausch was a member of AmeriCorps, a federal program for national service and volunteerism, working in a 6th grade classroom.

Zausch received his B. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in sociology and legal studies. After serving in AmeriCorps, he earned his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.