Renea Amen

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Waukegan, Illinois

Bur-Men Law Group
Renea Amen
Bur-Men Law Group

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Family Law; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2016

Education: The John Marshall Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2023 - 2024
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Bur-Men Law Group

415 West Washington Street
Suite 110
Waukegan, IL 60085 Visit website


A partner at Bur-Men Law Group in Waukegan, Illinois, Renea Amen is a dedicated attorney working toward aiding her clients throughout the state with their legal issues related to:

·       Criminal defense: Arrest and arraignment, assault and battery, drug and alcohol violations, expungements, felony violations, misdemeanors, motor vehicle offenses, homicide, parole, probation, sex offenses, theft, traffic violations and domestic violence.

·       Family law: Alimony and spousal support, child support, custody and visitation, divorce, name change, paternity, prenuptial agreements, marital property, mediation and collaborative law, and same-sex family law.

·       Civil rights: Police misconduct and discrimination, with a special emphasis on race discrimination.

Ms. Amen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice administration from Columbia College in 2011. She then attended The John Marshall Law School (now known as the University of Illinois Chicago), receiving her Juris Doctor in 2014. 

With over six years of experience working in the legal field, Ms. Amen is well-informed in litigating post-conviction petitions and appellate law, as well as a variety of other legal matters. She makes it a point to always be upfront to her clients regarding their case and maintains an open line of communication to have any questions and queries answered in detail. For her professionalism and high ethical standards, she is rated “Good” on Avvo.

Ms. Amen is affiliated with many prominent legal organizations, including the Illinois State Bar Association, the Lake County Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Women and Law Committee. Additionally, she works as an adjunct professor at Columbia College, where she educates students on business law.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Arrest & Arraignment, Child Support, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Name Change, Parole, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Probation, Prosecution, Same Sex Family Law, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations

  • 80% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Family Law

First Admitted: 2016, Illinois

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Woodland District 50, School Board Member 
Educational Background:
  • Columbia College of Missouri​, B.A., Major: Criminal Justice Administration, 2011
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Illinois Bar, 2016
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, ​Women and Law Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Federal Trial Bar, 2016
Industry Groups:
  • Criminal Defense
  • Father's Rights

Office location for Renea Amen

415 West Washington Street
Suite 110
Waukegan, IL 60085

Phone: 224-637-8872


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2023 - 2024

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