Jane M. Brennan
Jane M. Brennan is an associate attorney at Abear Law Office, where her practice is concentrated in the area of family law. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Emory University. She continued her education at Emory University Law School where she earned her Juris Doctor degree.
Prior to becoming a family lawyer, Jane was a prosecutor for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office, a special prosecutor for the DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office, and a Staff Attorney with the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.
Jane has appeared and argued before the Illinois Supreme Court. She has prosecuted the full range of misdemeanor criminal cases, domestic violence cases, child abuse and neglect cases.
Jane is certified as a Guardian ad Litem and mediator in both DuPage and Kane Counties.
Emory University School of Law, 1985
Emory University, 1982
B.A. Political Science
Administer Justice Volunteer Attorney, 2013
Prairie State Legal Services Volunteer Attorney, 2013
Dekalb County State’s Attorney’s Office Special Prosecutor, 2003-2004
Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office Assistant, 1998-1999
Illinois State Appellate Prosecutor’s Office Contract Attorney, 1989-1990
Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission Staff Attorney, 1989-1990
Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Assistant, 1986-1988