Chicago–Kent College of Law, J.D. 2007
Certificate in the Program in Energy and Environmental Law (PEEL)
University of Charleston, B.A. 2004 (History, Political Science)
Outstanding Young Lawyer Award (February 27, 2015) Lake County Bar Association
State Bar of Illinois
Licensed in Northern District of Illinois for the United States District Court
Also admitted to the Northern Dist. of Illinois for the U.S. District Court Trial Bar
State Bar of Wisconsin
Licensed in the Eastern District. of Wisconsin for United States District Court
Lake County Bar Association
Board Member of Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County (AWALC)
Volunteer Small Claims Mediator with the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Lake County, Illinois
Amy Lynn Lonergan has been practicing law in Cook County and Lake County since 2007. She received her Juris Doctorate, as well as a Certificate from the Program in Energy and Environmental Law (PEEL), from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She double majored at the University of Charleston (Charleston, WV). During her undergraduate studies at University of Charleston, she interned with the West Virginia Environmental Council (WVEC) as a bill tracker and junior lobbyist. During law school, she interned at the State of Illinois Attorney General’s office in the Special Litigation Bureau and also served as a volunteer grant writer for GreenTOWN Waukegan, Inc., an urban agriculture not-for-profit organization. Before joining Finn & Finn LTD, Amy practiced in personal injury law from 2007-2009 in Chicago and collar counties. She joined Finn & Finn in October 2009, while also serving as Assistant Corporation Counsel to the City of Waukegan until May 2013.
While Amy wanted to be an attorney since childhood, her rural upbringing also inspired a deep passion for helping others in the community who are less fortunate. This passion has led her to serve on the boards of several local charities. She was honored to receive the Lake County Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer award in 2015 for her contributions to the legal community. She also regularly attends services at the Chapel and volunteers in many faith-based organizations.