Abby Bakos is a recent graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law. While in law school, Bakos gained experience in several areas of law, including Social Security Disability, Family Law, Criminal Defense, Commercial Litigation and Civil Rights. After completing her 1L year of law school in the top ten percent of her graduating class, Ms. Bakos was selected to clerk for the Honorable John C. Griffin and the Honorable Allen S. Goldberg in the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Through her work as an advocate for the non-profit organization, Family Rescue, Bakos volunteered her time assisting victims of domestic violence in obtaining protective orders, counseling and protective housing. While in law school, Bakos also became a CCR certified mediator, devoting her time to the mediation of pro se disputes throughout the Cook County Court System. In addition to receiving her Juris Doctor degree from Chicago-Kent, Bakos obtained a certificate in mediation and alternative dispute resolution.
In 2010, Ms. Bakos graduated Cum Laude from Northern Illinois University obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Constitutional Law. At NIU, she was on the board of the pre-law society and worked as editorial columnist for the Northern Star newspaper.
Before deciding to pursue a legal career, Bakos spent ten years in retail sales and management for several corporations throughout the Chicago area. At the height of her career, Bakos led a team of nearly 100 employees. Under her leadership, the team increased sales volume and credit revenue by over 130% within six months.
Bakos began as a legal intern at the Shiller Preyar Law Offices in June of 2012. She currently practices federal civil rights litigation, focusing primarily on police misconduct cases, including false arrests, malicious prosecutions, due process violations and civil conspiracies. At Shiller Preyar, Bakos has also participated in litigating personal injury and commercial law matters.
Ms. Bakos grew up in the west suburbs of Chicago. She currently spends her free time traveling, reading biographies, and following politics. Ms. Bakos is devoted to giving a voice to the underserved and has dedicated her career to the pursuit of justice for the residents of the Chicago-land area.