Amelia is a partner with the Bloomington-Normal officeof BRE Law. She loves to tackle complex legal issues at the trial court or appellate level.
Amelia is a trial and appellate lawyer. She enjoys unique legal challenges and often assists other lawyers in writing motions or arguing complex issues at the trial court level. She also has first and second chair trial experience.
Amelia is a published legal writer and has had her articles published in statewide legal publications. She also currently is serving as the editor of the Illinois Bar Journal—the official publication of the Illinois State Bar Association.
When she's not in the courtroom you can find Amelia working in her yard or playing with her kids. She also is active in the community and is a former elected official for the City of Bloomington. She currently serves on the board for the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council and the Miller Park Zoological Society.
University of Illinois, B.S. (2000)
University of Wisconsin, M.S. (2004)
University of Wisconsin, J.D. (2010)
Admitted to Practice Law
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Central District of Illinois
Leading Lawyers-Emerging Lawyer (2017-2019)
Super Lawyers - Rising Star (2019)
Young Lawyer of the Year - MCBA (2017)
McLean County - 20 Under 40 (2016)
Order of the Coif (2010)
Mathys Award for Appellate Advocacy (2010)
Phone: (309) 807-5674
In 2017, Amelia argued a case in front of the Illinois Supreme Court. Her goal was simple, if not audacious—convince the Court to overturn more than 100 years of case law in order to ensure that family members who have had the remains of their loved ones mishandled or destroyed because of negligence could get justice.
And she did.