ReneaRose Amen earned her Bachelor degree from Columbia College of Missouri and her Juris Doctorate Degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. ReneaRose was sworn into the Illinois Bar in May 2016. Originally, from Peekskill, New York, ReneaRose practices in Lake and surrounding counties in Illinois. ReneaRose's practice areas include criminal defense, civil rights litigation and family law matters; focusing on father's rights.  ReneaRose is an adjunct professor at Columbia College of Missouri where she teaches Business Law.

Areas of Practice: 

  • Criminal Defense, Civil Rights Litigation and Family Law


  • 95% of practice devoted to litigation

Bar Admission: 

  • Illinois Bar-2016
  • Federal Trial Bar-2016

​​ Education:

  • The John Marshall Law School-Juris Doctorate
  • Columbia College of Missouri​ - B.A. 2011
  • Major: Criminal Justice Administration


  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Woodland District 50 School Board Member 
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • ​Women and Law Committee
  • USCCA Recommended
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2023, 2024