Jane M. Brennan


Phone: 630.904.3033
Fax: 630.904.3034

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.

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1985


Emory University School of Law, 1985
Atlanta, GA

Emory University, 1982
Atlanta, GA
B.A. Political Science

Professional Background

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

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