Amber has represented governmental entities for most of her legal career.
Amber advises municipal clients on a variety of issues, including the Freedom of Information Act, Open Meetings Act, employment decisions, collective bargaining matters, and contracts.
Amber represents public clients in all phases of litigation in state and federal court. She has successfully defended clients against claims in federal court, including cases brought pursuant to Title VII, the Age Discrimination Employment Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, and Section 1983. Amber has represented clients before the Illinois Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Human Department of Human Rights, and the Office for Civil Rights.
Amber previously served as an Assistant Attorney General at the Illinois Office of the Attorney General, General Law Bureau. As an Assistant Attorney General, Amber acted as lead counsel in the representation of the State of Illinois, its employees and its agencies, in cases in both State and Federal Court and in administrative hearings. She handled cases in a variety of practice areas including administrative review, employment, adoption, labor, FOIA, guardianship, civil rights and torts.
Amber received her undergraduate degree from Kent State University and her Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University. In addition to practicing law, Amber is a member of the Chicago Rowing Foundation Women’s Competitive Masters Rowing team. She volunteers as a mentor at Legal Prep Charter Academy in Chicago’s West Garfield Park Neighborhood.