NAGTRI Faculty

Each week we feature two of our faculty members. Please check back every week to view a different set of featured faculty.

Margaret Q. Chapple is an Associate Attorney General for Administration and Management for the State of Connecticut. She joined the Attorney General’s office in 1985 and was initially assigned to the office’s Public Safety Department, where she represented the Connecticut Department of Correction and Department of Public Safety in civil rights and employment litigation. She served as Department Head in the Public Safety Department from 1997 until 2001 and was the Department Head in the office’s newly created Employment Rights Department from 2001 until April 2011, when Attorney General George Jepsen appointed her to her current position. Peggy received her undergraduate degree from Southern Connecticut State University, an M.S.W. from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She is a member of the Connecticut bar and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Here are a selection of trainings she has taught at:

  • Motions Practice; May 20-21, 2013; Santa Fe, NM
  • Child Protection; June 13-14, 2013; Hartford, CT
  • Depositions; January 29-30, 2013; Honolulu, HI

Margret Cooke clerked for the Justices of the Superior Court of Massachusetts upon graduating from law school. She subsequently worked as an attorney for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, Essex County District Attorney's Office and the Office of the Attorney General under Tom Reilly. In 2002, she entered private practice with the firm of Murphy and Riley, PC, focusing on medical malpractice and construction litigation defense. In 2005, she returned to practice at the Office of the Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division. Currently, she is the Division Chief of the Insurance and Unemployment Fraud Division, a criminal division specializing in white collar prosecutions. Margret earned her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her J.D. from Northeastern School of Law and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the Federal District Court of Massachusetts. Here are a selection of trainings she has taught at:

  • Trial Advocacy; March 4-7, 2013; Washington, DC
  • Plea Negotiation; October 22-23, 2013; Alaska


Motions Practice for OAG-OH
Columbus, OH
STARTS: October 30, 2014
ENDS: October 31, 2014

Intellectual Property Theft Training Seminar: Honolulu, HI

STARTS: October 31, 2014
ENDS: October 31, 2014

Management for OAG-OK
Oklahoma City, OK
STARTS: November 4, 2014
ENDS: November 5, 2014

E-Discovery for OAG-AZ
Phoenix, AZ
STARTS: November 13, 2014
ENDS: November 13, 2014

Advanced Trial Techniques and Investigator Training for OAG-MI
Lansing, MI
STARTS: November 17, 2014
ENDS: November 19, 2014

Legal Writing for OAG-CA
Sacramento, CA
STARTS: November 20, 2014
ENDS: November 20, 2014

E-Discovery for OAG-PR
San Juan, PR
STARTS: December 8, 2014
ENDS: December 8, 2014

NAGTRI Anti-Corruption Training
New York City, New York
STARTS: January 14, 2015
ENDS: January 16, 2015