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About Attorney Amanda T. Adams

I was born in Maywood, IL, and spent my entire childhood in West Chicago, IL. I attended Gary Elementary School, West Chicago Junior High and St. Francis High School in Wheaton, IL.

I attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, for my undergraduate career, where I aspired to and then became a broadcast journalist, also known as a radio newscaster or television newscaster. I worked as a news reporter/announcer at WIAI-FM in Danville, IL; WKRS-AM in Waukegan, IL; WJOL-AM in Joliet, IL; WROK-AM in Rockford, IL; WHO-AM in Des Moines, IA; and a general assignment reporter at KTVO-TV in the Ottumwa, IA, branch of a Kirksville, MO, TV station.

I then decided to make a career change to derive some benefit from comforting others in difficult times and to stand up for the underdog. I attended law school at Northern Illinois University College of Law. During law school, I married my husband, Brian Adams, who is a newscaster/morning sidekick announcer with PJ Harrigan at WDKB-FM, known in this area as B95.

During and after law school, I worked at a number of law firms in a variety of professional capacities doing research, writing, and exploring solutions, including the Doherty Law Firm; Law Office of Rene Hernandez; a firm now known as Kililis, Vonau, & Ridings but formerly known as George Kililis & Associates; Prairie State Legal Services; and the DuPage County Public Defender's Office.

In 2008, I opened my own practice and metaphorically hung a shingle, where I am today.
Amanda T. Adams

Education and Professional Associations

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 2007
  • Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Bachelor of Science in Journalism, 1998
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
Lectured for Kane County Bar Association's Employment Law Committee's Continuing Legal Education Seminar on March 31, 2011, on "Changing Rights of Employees Under Illinois Law, Other States' Laws, and Federal Law."
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Law Offices Of Amanda T. Adams LLC
125 North First Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
Tel: 815-793-6300
Fax: 815-748-0777
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